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itskriztun
 
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Which is the best airlines miles card?

Postby itskriztun » Tue May 29, 2012 4:53 pm

I'm looking for the best airlines miles card, but don't want to have a specific airline company card because I don't want be stuck on flying with one company (ex. United Airlines, Southwest, etc). What do you recommend? I want one with no annual fees.
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Postby Money card » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:17 pm

There are few with no annual fees. The first year they get waived but after that they have fees.
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Question: Are you looking for a airline/hotel card or are you looking for a travel card? Do you travel on business or are you looking for personal use?

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Postby bmw1990Z » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:05 pm

I agree with money card, plus the fees you pay are more than worth it if you use the cards correctly.
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Postby Dman316 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:28 am

I'm not sure, that's one type of credit card I don't have.
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Chase Freedom Visa Signature: $5.2K
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Postby Z06Biker » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:38 pm

I have the United MileagePlus Club card which I think is fantastic, as it has a host of benefits (lounge access, primary rental car insurance, priority check-in/security/boarding, priority baggage and 2 free checked bags for you and a passenger, etc.) and United miles can transfer to any of the Star Alliance partners. The caveat: $395 annual fee.

Arguably the best travel rewards card is the Amex SPG as you not only earn starpoints, but each starpoint can transfer to about 30 different airline partners at a 1:1 basis, which is the best in the credit card industry right now. And, a $65 annual fee (waived the first year) is one of the lowest you'll find. I'm currently waiting for mine to arrive in the mail.. :)
AMEX: PRG Gold, Business Simply Cash, Business Costco, BCE.
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Postby nishant » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:17 pm

With US bank Cash + option of 5% cash back on standalone airline tickets closed from last month, the only no annual fee credit card which gives 5X points on standalone airline is PenFed Premium Travel Rewards American Express Card. You can become a member of the credit union by paying a small one time fee.

I buy air tickets using lowest cost carrier rather than confining to any one airline. PenFed card offers flexibility which I like.

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Postby nvtech » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:49 pm

nishant wrote: the only no annual fee credit card which gives 5X points on standalone airline is PenFed Premium Travel Rewards American Express Card. You can become a member of the credit union by paying a small one time fee.

I buy air tickets using lowest cost carrier rather than confining to any one airline. PenFed card offers flexibility which I like.


I like Penfed AMEX..and the only thing i don't like is the reward redemption.
The best redemption what I feel worth with points are Amazon gift cards. Any thing else in the gift cards category are a complete rippoff as they calculate it as 1c to a point and you can get better discounted gift cards from other discounted gift card websites.


Yes, you can redeem for Air Travel but its confined to only the big 4 ( may be only 3 when AA and US Air merge)

Here is the other alternative for the best travel card.

Chase CSP or Freedom + Travelocity Amex Reward card.

Make a Travelocity Reservation from Ultimate Reward Mall will give you 2x points and then paying the reservation with Travelocity Amex card with give you an other 10x

This will give you a overall whopping 2% + 10% = 12% cashback on Travel bookings made with Travelocity.



https://www.barclaycardus.com/apply/Landing.action?campaignId=1371&cellNumber=13

key Features:

2x on everything.
5x on Travelocity ( Hotel and air)

Earn 10% back when you spend $4k which gets you 20,000 points and its equivalent to $400 Travelocity credit.

Only Draw back:

Annual Fee of $39 (Which is still Ok)

You care completely confined to Travelocity.

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:57 pm

itskriztun wrote:I'm looking for the best airlines miles card, but don't want to have a specific airline company card because I don't want be stuck on flying with one company (ex. United Airlines, Southwest, etc). What do you recommend? I want one with no annual fees.
Thanks


I recommend a Chase Freedom/CSP the new Barclays travel card that has the extra dividend. I personally use the CSP and the Discover Miles.
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

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Postby nishant » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:15 pm

I checked travelocity Amex website but it mentions only 5X points as below.
$39 annual fee Travelocity Rewards American Express ® Card - Cardmembers earn "Points" in the following amounts based upon the types of purchase transactions charged to the Account:
a) 5 points per $1 of Net Purchases made with your Account on Flights, Good Buy & Top Secret Hotels, Flight and Hotel Packages, Car Rentals, Last Minute Deals and Activities on
Travelocity.com
b) 2 points per $1 of Net Purchases made with your Account in the everyday spend category of the Choose Your Own Rewards option (see below).
d) 1 point per $1 spent on all other transactions

How to get 10X points?

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Postby nvtech » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:35 am

nishant wrote:I How to get 10X points?


Sorry..I forgot to say about the $39 annual fee..

So here is the 10x.

You would typically earn 5x points on all travelocity purchases...and by the time you reach 20,000 points ( which is $4000 in purchases), you would be able to redeem them for $400 travelocity credit which can be used for any travel.

Also below is the signup bonus

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Get started with 7,500 bonus points after your first purchase - a $75 value
Earn up to 5,000 additional bonus points with a balance transfer in the first 30 days of account opening
Please see the "Important Balance Transfer Bonus Points Information" below for more information about these bonus points.
Earn 10% back on your Travelocity purchases - It's easy! Simply spend $4,000 on your card to earn 20,000 bonus points, which you can redeem for a $400 rewards credit. A industry best value!

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Also, what I have figured out is, which I use the Chase UR mall and shop for a flight with Travelocity, I get 2x points and then when I use the actual Travelocity Amex card, I get 10x...

In total 12X...

The drawback is you cannot redeem until you finish $4k in travel purchases or until you reach 20k points.

I really like to hear your comments.



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