Best option for airline CC?
For work, I have plenty of opportunity for travel. We (must) use company CC's for expenses where applicable, so I can't get an airline CC and expect to use it to rack up points that way. I do, however, have a lot of leeway in choosing which airline to use, within reason.
I've been considering getting an airline CC for awhile but without the points-generating avenue of using the CC for airline purchases, I've always been kind of "meh" about it. There is some value in an airline CC though - usually a points bonus for opening, then preferred seating, free bags, etc, but also an annual fee.
What's got me thinking about this is an offer I got from Delta/AE today for 60k pts w/$1k spend, $50 credit for first Delta purchase, 1st free checked bag and guaranteed group 1 boarding. Annual fee is $95 beginning 2nd year.
I've gotten offers from United, but generally the fees are higher, usually include free club passes (which I don't have the opportunity to use often), and have fewer bonus points.