Credit Cards That Give Early Airline Boarding Privileges

Howie of the Frugal Travel Guy has compiled a list of which credit cards provide some sort of priority boarding on America, Delta and United Airlines.

Early boarding is an important bonus if you have carry-on luggage, since those who board last often find little or no bin space.

Southwest Airlines has a completely different boarding process, related to when you check in. First dibs go to those who paid for the top categories of airfares, followed by those who purchased a $30 boarding upgrade at the gate, then a mixture of those who paid $15 for EarlyBird and those who checked in right when the 24-hour window opened. The last on are those who checked in when they arrived at the airport.