takeshi wrote:Closed accounts in good standing will continue to report for 10 years so you don't need to keep it open just because it's your oldest card unless you want to squeeze out every possible month from your AAoA. Consider transferring its limit to your other Chase cards that are useful to you. If you didn't already have a Freedom you could have PC'ed it and retained its age, history, etc.
Totally did not know that! Good to know and about the store cards as well! May close out my slate and simply add the CL to Freedom.
I want to upgrade my
The reason why I chose US Airways Dividends is because
United Mileage Explorer I have 70k miles and thats the biggest reason for keeping it the difference between the two is the FF connected with it and I heard AA and US airways are merging and that AA has the best FF program. But with AA's recent "upgrade" is it still better then Stars Alliance? Also I would have 1 less lounge pass with US Air but two free companion tickets for 117 after t&f (helps with a ticket for the GF) and its less $10 in AF but that is w/e.
The reason why I chose Barclays Arrival is because of the 2x on earnings. I don't frequently fly all that often but i want to start doing so. Regardless I don't spend enough on tickets which is the only category the other two cards earn double miles on. Barclays i would get 2x miles on every purchase. However i'm not sure if by going the barclays route how do I redeem my miles? I know i can use orbitz or priceline etc and that helps. But if the conversion is high then it would not be worth it.
Those are the two best I came across. I just want a card that can help lower costs and provide some VIP perks such as priority boarding for me and my GF who fly domestically maybe once a year and internationally maybe once every two-three years.
Ironically my friends come to me to ask me about good cards. And i come here to bounce ideas. Always thankful for the advice!