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Chase is one of the most popular issuers of travel rewards credit cards. In addition to having great co-brand partners like United and Southwest Airlines, it also offers its own travel rewards program called Ultimate Rewards. Chase is also known for offering new applicants generous sign-up bonuses, occasionally even with the annual fees waived. Chase travel reward cards can also feature generous travel insurance and purchase protection policies, as well as fee credits to help you offset the cost of the card’s annual fee.

If you’re into earning travel rewards from your credit cards, then you should consider these top Chase cards.

The Best Travel Credit Cards from Chase

United℠ Explorer Card

This card offers you 40,000 bonus miles after spending $2,000 within three months of account opening. You’ll also earn double miles at restaurants and hotels as well as on United purchases. Benefits include a free checked bag for yourself and a traveling companion when you pay for your ticket with your United card. You also get up to $100 credit towards your Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit, and 25% back on your United in-flight purchases. But more importantly, you’ll receive access to additional Saver award availability in economy class, which lets you get more value from your miles. You also get two one-time United Club passes each year on your account anniversary. There’s a $95 annual fee for this card that’s waived the first year.


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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

This is a great card for Southwest Airlines customers. You get 40,000 points after spending $1,000 on purchases within three months of account opening. You also receive 7,500 on your cardmember anniversary. Benefits include a $75 Southwest travel credit each year and four upgraded boardings when available. You also get 20% back on your in-flight Wifi and drink purchases. There’s a $149 annual fee for this card.


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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

If you’re more of a free agent than someone loyal to a particular airline than this rewards card has you covered. You earn points in Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program, which you can transfer to miles with nine frequent flyer programs or points with three hotel chains. For example, you can transfer your points at a 1:1 ratio to United, Southwest, JetBlue, British Airways or Hyatt.

This card currently offers you 60,000 points after you spend $4,000 on new purchases within three months of account opening. You also earn double points on all travel and dining purchases, and one point per dollar elsewhere. In addition to transferring your points to miles, you can also redeem them for 1.25 cents each towards travel reservations at the Ultimate Rewards Travel Center. There’s a $95 annual fee for this card.

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