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Which Airline Affiliated Credit Card Do You Have?  
User currently offlineBRUspotter From Belgium, joined Jan 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6012 times:

Do you have an airline credit card which earns you miles for a certain airline? I was thinking about applying for a British Airways Diners Club card, as I travel a lot on BA and One World partners. They Give you 5000 miles if you get a card and 1 mile for every Euro spent, but 1.5 miles for every Euro spent on BA or partner airlines.
Do you think its worth it?


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6004 times:

The evaluation of earning miles via a Credit Card depends on how many Euros you will be spending per year (= miles accrued), the costs for the Credit Card per year (fixed fees + interest rates if applicable) and the benefits that will come from it (= miles turned into flights; possibly insurances included in Credit Card).

if you have to pay high yearly fees, high interest rates and get only poor rewards (= many miles needed; low availability of seats) it might be not a viable thing.
If OTOH you are spending lots of Euros via your CC (maybe including business travel), pay no interest rates (as you level your due every months = that´s the way many CC's operate in Germany) and are in a good FF-program, then it will be a wise thing to do.

  
-HT

EDIT: me --> LH FF-Visa card

[Edited 2006-07-04 11:52:34]


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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5990 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
good FF-program, then it will be a wise thing to do.

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My cc is affiliated with QF which has one of the shittest reward programs around $2.5 get you 1 ff point which absolutely pathetic. I am also part of EK skywards unfortunately I can't gain points through a cc.


User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5985 times:

Hi,

I do have an AirFrance KLM Amex gold. It gives me 1 statut mile per €, or 1.4 statut miles per € with AirFrance and Hertz.

It's not outstanding since you have to spend 20k € to win a domestic/europe return ticket.

That said, the AMEX comes with pretty good insurance (ski, travel, lost lugguages, delays, ...) It could also help to achive an Elite Statut with Skyteam.

I'm happy with this card and try to use it as soon as possible. Unfortunatelly, AMEX is not very popular in France, due to a big commision rate in comparaison with VISA and MasterCard. So I also have a VISA Premier to buy ... some food for example Big grin

I do recommend it: you have a bonus miles at sign up (I think it's 3000). If you are a FF, it's also a good way to pack extra miles.

It costs me 110€ per year witch is on average the price for the VISA Premier.

Raphael


User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5981 times:

Aeroplan AeroClassic Visa from CIBC. I'll be upgrading to the AeroGold in the fall.


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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5978 times:
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My CC is connected to my SA Voyager account. Thus far I have earned 105958 miles via my CC, which is not too shabby.


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SA7700



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User currently offlineNonfirm From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5962 times:

Alaska Airlines visa signature.From Bank of America.  airplane 

User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7190 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

BNZ Global Plus Visa. That's Air New Zealand

User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5954 times:

I have a Southwest Airline's Visa through Chase. Since I buy for a group of people, the Rapid Rewards I acquire are very helpful to us economically.

User currently offlineSkyTaxi From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5930 times:

If you can avoid the monthly finance charge by keeping your balance as close to zero as possible, then it's a great way to rack up miles.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5927 times:

NW worldperks Visa Platinum Card and NW world perks check card from US Bank. 1 mile per 1 buck spent, and up to 15 miles per dollar at certain retailers. I used to have a UA mileage plus card, until Chase took it over.

The WN card is worthless, can't get 1/100th the places that other airline cards can.



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5926 times:

I have an Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card and an Alaska Airlines Visa debit card.

On the Visa Signature credit card, I get 1 mile for every dollar spent, 2 miles for every dollar spent with Alaska Airlines, and 6 miles for every dollar spent at a whole list of restaurants, hotels, and car rental firms. I also get a $50 companion ticket each year, 2 Board Room passes, 2000 bonus miles each year, a personalized complimentary concierge service, and discounts from various places as notified via email from time to time.

The debit card gives me 1 miles for every 2 dollars spent, 1 mile for every dollar spent with Alaska Airlines. That's pretty much it, but seeing as I pay all my bills and do most of my regular shopping using my debit card, I pull in about 1500 miles per month.


User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5909 times:

Delta SkyMiles Platinum from American Express. Minimum 1 mile per dollar spent. In most situations you get double miles, and they have promotions where you can get 3 miles to the dollar, 10 miles to the dollar, etc. Additionally, if you spend $25,000 or more in a year you get 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles.


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User currently offlineSkyTaxi From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5880 times:

Alaska Platinum Visa. The $50 companion fare is fantastic. It even applies to 1st class.

User currently offlineT7ILS13LatJFK From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 84 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

Continental Airlines through Chase. Suits me well.


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2071 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5876 times:

My mum (I don't have a credit card), has a National Australia Bank Velocity creit card, which is DJ. She earns points by shopping and gets more if she uses them on DJ's partners. Unfortunately when you redeem the points you still have to pay the taxes and surcharges which make up most of the fare.

User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

I have four - Continental (Chase), American (Citibank), JetBlue (Amex), and United (Chase again, through a merger)

I use whichever one I'm trying to concentrate miles on, but really like the CO card, with the 5% fare savings (might be for a limited time, though)


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4750 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5871 times:

Quoting DL4EVR (Reply 12):
Delta SkyMiles Platinum from American Express. Minimum 1 mile per dollar spent. In most situations you get double miles, and they have promotions where you can get 3 miles to the dollar, 10 miles to the dollar, etc. Additionally, if you spend $25,000 or more in a year you get 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles.

I'm gonna call BS on that one!

haha



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User currently offlineHa787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5867 times:

my mom has united/ delta/ and america west-us airways

my dad has nwa/ delta/ and united

finally i have a have freaquent flyer card with delta


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5864 times:

Quoting Ha787 (Reply 18):
my mom has united/ delta/ and america west-us airways

my dad has nwa/ delta/ and united

Your parents have that many credit cards? the HP/US and UA and then the DL/NW cards over overlapping, since anymore you mine as well have one or the other.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5856 times:

I have platinum Visa and Mastercard with Banco santander, I get 1 mile per USD spent, and in some special ocassions, double milleage (like mothers day, fathers day, etc). Actually, I've earned a lot of points with AV that way, and with their codeshare with DL and AF, you can use them to anywhere destination you want (just sounded like a tv commercial.....). I like it and i aprreciate the miles for using the card, most of all, bc I pay almost everything with it, and since i don't take any deferred payments, don't pay any interests.


JAAH



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User currently offlineYYZYHZ From Canada, joined May 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5851 times:

I'm an Aeroplan whore...so I have both the CIBC Aerogold Visa, and the American Express Aeroplan Plus Gold card...I prefer the AMEX because I get 1.25 miles for every $1 once I hit 10,000 in spending....and since I put my tutition on my card....I'll hit it this fall! Sadly, not everywhere takes AMEX!


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5788 times:

Used to have Swissair Visa, then Swiss Visa. Now it's Air France/KLM Eurocard ...


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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2501 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 5782 times:

Copied from my reply on a similar thread:

Holy crap, go with the Chase (UA) Card! The new Choices program is brilliant and the annual fee (actually $65) is still cheaper than the DL Amex, IIRC. Various promotions waiving the annual fee for the first year and a 17,500 mile bonus sweeten the pot.

What Chase doesn't advertise too much is the option to upgrade to a Chase/UA Mileage Plus Platinum Visa. Yes, it costs $165 a year but automatically deposits 5,000 elite miles into your account each year, gives you a free companion ticket each year, and gives you mileage bonuses per purchase:

- United tickets and travel: 3 miles/$1
- Gas, groceries, food: 2 miles/$1
- Everything else: 1 mile/$1


777fan



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User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5766 times:

I have the Delta SkyPoints credit card from American Express. It works kind of like UA's Choices program, where you can use points for a percentage off Delta fares. If you prefer, you can convert the SkyPoints to SkyMiles on a 1 for 1 basis. It only has an annual fee of $49, and you get the Always Double Points at grocery and drug stores. I'm extremely pleased with it. Unless you are a big spender and would use the added benefits of the Platinum card, it's probably the best offering from AMEX.


/// U N I T E D
25 BananaBoY : United Mileage Plus Visa Mark
26 Centrair : Let's see. I don't use credit cards anymore. Only cash. (its Japan) We use my wife's card (I pay for it). It is NH Visa. We are considering an NW card
27 Reifel : Air Berlin Mastercard. Free for Top Bonus Gold members, you get 10000 Miles for applying and 1 mile per Euro spent (2 miles on Air Berlin purchases).
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