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Best Airline credit card?

Postby chicadelcaribe » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:39 pm

So I did have a credit card with Old Navy but I don't really use the rewards anymore and I fly a lot, so I've been thinking of getting a credit card with frequent flier miles as the reward. I first looked into the Continental card because that is the airline I usually fly, but after reading your reviews here I don't know if that is the way to go. Which card can you recommend me? I'm a student and won't use it a lot, but I still want to improve my credit and get rewards. I was wondering though, how do the miles work? Say I have 15,000; can I put that towards a flight and pay the difference, or does it have to cover all of the flight or nothing? And if I don't plan on using my card frequently, is there even a point to getting one? And can it be any flight, any airline, any destination? I'm usually going outside of the US but on the major US airlines... any help would be appreciated.

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Postby 1bootcamp » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:55 am

That's tought to say. You know I've all but thrown in the towel when it comes to airline credit cards. Their annual fees keep going up and they dont have anything to offer us but crappier rewards. It used to be 25k got you a roundtrip ticket anywhere in the country but thats not the case anymore.

I wonder why anyone even boths to get them. With annual fees abovea $10o and up just so you can get a card that earns you one pitiful point per dollar spent.

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Postby alsteig » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:06 am

If you don't fly frequently and don't spend much on it IE 3k+ a month it is not worth an airlines card. Just get a Cash back rewards card with no annual fee. 1bootcamp is correct that the fees degrade the rewards. And no, it is not any airline at any time their are blackouts etc. generally you need to spend 25k+ for a free US domestic flight.

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Postby Pete838 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:45 am

The AMEX Zync card has AMEX Membership Rewards, and the fee is only $25 per year. If you book travel through the AMEX website you can use Pay with Points for all or part of the trip. Zync is a charge card, though, so you cannot carry a balance month to month. You can use the rewards on any trip with any airline offered on the Amex website.

I primarily fly Delta, and also have the AMEX Delta Gold Skymiles card, as well as a Suntrust Skymiles debit card, all of which add SkyPesos to your frequent flier account. I'm considering moving up to a Amex Skymiles Platinum, as they advertise that your purchases also earn Medallion Qual. Miles, a different type of Delta mile that earns your 'status' upgrades.
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Postby Cucumber » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:17 pm

I'm not too crazy about airline credit cards that can be used with one airline only. I think the best airline credit card is one that gives general travel rewards that can be used how you want. If I did fly one airline all the time then I might get that airline's card if it was a good deal.
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