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Best card for Airline personnel.

Postby Elphaba » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:42 pm

I work for a major airline that has recently started international routes after being a domestic carrier for 40+ years. I am a little worried as I am working on my credit and definitely need a card with no foreign transaction fees. It is recommended by my employer that flight crews use only credit cards while international. Currently I have a median Fico score of 648 and am working hard to get some medical collections PFD.

In the meantime what are my chances of getting any kind of a card with no International fees? My end goal is a 700+ score by next year and applying for the CSP. But I am not sure what to do in the short term.

Thanks in advance and this is my 1st post ;)


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Postby sakhalin » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:48 pm

Bank of America Travel Rewards. No Foreign Transaction Fees, and no annual fee either. :)
AMEX BCE ($20,000), Citi Forward ($6,800), Discover IT ($5,250), BoA Travel Rewards ($1,800)

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:04 pm

Two cards may be necessary. Some countries use Chip+PIN while others use Chip+Signature.
Warranties and sketchy merchants: Schwab Platinum
Price rewind: Costco
Travel insurance: Prestige, CSP
Perks: IHG, Hyatt
Rewards/Offers: Discover, Freedom, ED, BCE
Taxes/Misc: SPG

Limited value, might close: Arrival

Might add: First Tech, proper business card, Delta Gold, Aviator Red, BofA Travel

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Postby Elphaba » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:13 pm

I just got the CSP card. WHich is signature, correct? Who uses a pin.

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:01 am

Elphaba wrote:I just got the CSP card. WHich is signature, correct? Who uses a pin.


The UK, Ireland, and parts of continental Europe (France and a few other countries) prefer Chip + PIN. Many unmanned kiosks require a PIN.

The US, Mexico, Germany and others mostly use Chip + Signature.
Warranties and sketchy merchants: Schwab Platinum
Price rewind: Costco
Travel insurance: Prestige, CSP
Perks: IHG, Hyatt
Rewards/Offers: Discover, Freedom, ED, BCE
Taxes/Misc: SPG

Limited value, might close: Arrival

Might add: First Tech, proper business card, Delta Gold, Aviator Red, BofA Travel



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