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Credit Cards that Get Free Checked Bags

I would give up my firstborn to avoid baggage fees. Seriously. Especially if I’m traveling with more than two items.

The Points Guy reports there are plenty of credit card/airline combinations that give holders the benefit of one or more free checked bags. Typically it’s one free bag for the cardholder and one guest. Some cards extend the offer to as many as nine additional guests, or even two free checked bags.

Here’s a chart of what baggage benefits cards have with different airlines:

AirlineFree BagsAdditional Passengers Also Covered
Card
Alaska16Bank of America: Alaska Visa Signature Card
American14Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select
 14CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select
 18Citi/AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard
 14Barclay Aviator Red
 14Barclay Aviator Business
 18Barclay Aviator Silver
Delta19American Express Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
 19American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
 19American Express Delta Reserve Credit Card
Hawaiian10Hawaiian Airlines Barclaycard World Elite MasterCard
United 1 1Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card
  1 1Chase United MileagePlus Business Card
  2 1Chase United MileagePlus Club Card
Virgin America 1 1Virgin America Visa Signature Card
  1 1Virgin America Premium Visa Signature Card

[The Points Guy]

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