Cschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1032 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1055 times:
Like the article points out, you have to charge a lot to make it worth it. Otherwise the fees are more than the plane ticket would be.
Alaska's is good...$45 for a gold card, and miles can be used on AA, CO, NW, BA, KLM, Qantas, Hawaiian and Lan Chile.
Amex Rewards is a stiff $100 per year, but you can buy up to 500,000 miles per year on several carriers. It's not worth it for coach, but a business class ticket to Europe can be had for about $1,800. Better than the regular price.
PER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 982 times:
In Australia the Qantas ANZ Visa Card *was* the best, until they applied points capping. AmEx is quite good, especially at the moment with 1.5 points per dollar, aswell as double points in supermarkets and petrol stations. It's nice to earn 3 points per dollar