I've been trying to find credit cards that offer status at hotels and airlines for a certain amount of spending. Here's the list so far... (expanded beyond my original parameters) HOTELS Hilton HHonors Surpass AMEX [link to apply] -Free Gold for the 1st year, free Silver after that -Gold for $20K spend after the first year -Diamond for $40K spend -Free Priority Pass Membership -Annual Fee: $75.00 Hilton HHonors AMEX [link to apply] -Free Silver -Gold for $20K annual spend -No Annual Fee Hilton HHonors Visa [link to apply] -Free Silver -25K points for $500 spend in first months -No Annual Fee Hyatt Chase Visa [link to apply] -Free Platinum -2 free nights for signing up -Annual Fee: $75.00 Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card [link to apply] -1 elite night for every $3K spend -15 nights per year -30K bonus points with first purchase -Annual Fee: $65.00 Priority Club Select Visa [link to apply] -Permanent Gold Elite Status -60k bonus points after first purchase (enough for Platinum Status) -Annual Free Night Certificate Worldwide -10% rebate on all Priority Club point redemptions -Annual Fee: Free 1st year, $49.00 after that Starwood Preferred Guest AMEX [link to apply not sure if this includes the 15K extra] -Gold for $30K spend -5 elite nights per year, 2 elite stays per year -25K bonus points (10K first purchase, 15K with $15K spend) -Annual Fee: Free 1st year, $65.00 after that AIRLINES Air New Zealand [table of information and links to apply] -Up to half of your status points to (re)qualify can be earned in CC spend -Air NZ Amex Platinum, ANZ Airpoints Platinum, Globalplus Gold/Platinum/Business $250 = 1 status point -Kiwibank Go Fly Platinum $300 = 1 status point -More details in the table above BMI Plus AMEX [link to apply] -4,000 membership miles (status miles) every year -UK residents -£85 annual fee Continental Presidential Plus MC [link to apply] -1000 flex EQMs per $5K spend that can be credited towards status -$95 statement credit for applying -President's Club membership (allows access to PCs, UA Red Carpet Clubs, US Air Clubs, and other Star Alliance affiliated lounges) -Annual Fee: $395.00 Delta AMEX Platinum [link to apply, there are oftentimes MQM signup bonuses] -10,000 MQMs for $25K spend -10,000 MQMs for additional $25K -Annual Fee: $150 Delta AMEX Reserve [link to apply] -15,000 MQMs when you reach $30,000 -15,000 MQMs additional when you reach $60,000 -Delta Sky Club Access for cardholder and 2 guests -Companion Certificate -Annual Fee: $450 United Airlines Visa [link to apply] -5K EQMs for $5K spend per year -30K miles and $50 travel certificate with first use -Annual Fee: 1st year free, $95.00 after that US Airways World Mastercard from Barclays [link to apply] -allows 10K to be counted as preferred-qualifying for $25K annual spend -12.5K miles with first use -12.5K miles with $750 spend in first 90 days -Annual Fee: $89.00 Other perks (and possibly caveats) are sprinkled into these offers, so be sure to read the application fine print. There's also the current deal through Delta for a 50% bonus for transferring MR points to SkyMiles. If you transfer 50K or more, you also receive 25K MQMs, enough for silver status (through Feb 2013.) People have been using this card (ingy's link) to get the 50K MR points. What else can I add to this list?