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Continental Airlines Credit Cards

by on Wed February 29, 2012 • 1 Comment

Note: As of March, 2012 the Continental Airlines OnePass program is merged into the United Airlines Mileage Plus program. All credit cards from now on are United Airlines credit cards. Continental Airlines branded credit cards are no longer offered, but the United Airlines credit cards carry the same or similar benefits.

There are several airline credit cards that offer miles for travel on Continental Airlines via its OnePass program. The Continental Airlines branded cards offer the added benefit of checked bag fee waivers, while the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card offers the flexibility of transferring miles into other airline and hotel programs.

Continental is a member of Star Alliance, and its miles are good for travel on other airlines, including United, US Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss, Singapore Airlines, ANA, Asiana, and more. Continental and its new parent United have our favorite program for U.S. based global mile redemption.

Note that Continental is merging with United. The Continental Airlines credit cards will automatically convert to United Airlines credit cards from Chase  as the merger completes. The benefits of the Continental OnePass Plus MasterCard and new United Explorer Visa are already aligned. Sometime early next year you will receive a new card. Your Continental and United miles will also be consolidated into one account, but you can already freely transfer your Continental miles between your United and Continental mileage accounts.

Use’s Credit Card Value Calculator to see the size of travel savings based on your purchase and travel habits. Click on the links below for detailed reviews of each Continental Airlines credit card.

Continental Airlines branded credit cards

Continental OnePass Plus MasterCard (No longer issued, replaced by United Mileage Plus Explorer credit card with same benefits and features)

Basic card, free checked bag and priority boarding.

Continental Presidential Plus MasterCard (No longer issued, will be replaced by United Mileage Plus Club Card)

Elite qualifying miles, 2 free checked bags, lounge access, priority boarding/security lines.

Multi-airline / hotel cards with transfer to Continental OnePass

chasesapphirepreferred170May2014Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Transfer points 1:1 to United, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG Club, and others.


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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Miles dont expireas long as card is open
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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95

Annual Fee


Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes - transfer to United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Marriott Rewards, and more

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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