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FutureBillionaire
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:41 pm

The rewards structure is ho-hum, except when you consider the fact that we can redeem 25k points for a plane ticket worth up to $400 on 150 different airlines. I'm actually considering an app, due to the lack of an annual fee.
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Postby lexrj » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:50 pm

Why not the Barclay Arrival? If you spend 25k you get $550 back - AF, totaling $461 per yr and you can use as you please. Plus the sign up bonus is much better $440.
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Postby luvbullmarkets » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:03 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong the 25,000 points will only get you a ticket that is worth no more the $400. In other words you cannot fly business/first class. Pretty much limiting you to domestic economy.
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Postby hematino » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:12 pm

Not to mention the sign up bonus is only worth 10,000 points. So you'd still need to do $15k spending just to reach the 25k for your ticket. And the site mentions the 25k is good for --up to-- a $400 ticket. Arrival seems more lucrative. True theres an annual fee for the top tier Arrival, but it could always be downgraded after reaping the rewards, and still remains a good card.
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Postby takeshi » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:36 pm

FutureBillionaire wrote:The rewards structure is ho-hum, except when you consider the fact that we can redeem 25k points for a plane ticket worth up to $400 on 150 different airlines.

Latter part sounds ho hum to me with the $400 cap.



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