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Help On Credit Cards W/Frequent Flyer Miles  
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

Hi folks...
Okay, I'm asking for anyone's & everyone's help/opinions/experiences on selecting a credit card that offers the best & most frequent flyers miles. Since I'm in the market for just one card, it doesn't matter to me about it being a 'status symbol'...it just the miles I want to build & use in the future. All replies appreciated. Regards.


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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1575 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

Do you plan on carrying a balance every month or will you be paying it off in full? If you do not want to carry a balance, I recommend an American Express card with the rewards program. If you do plan on carrying a balance from month to month, all of the major airliners have their own credit card that will earn miles in their frequent flyer program. Pick the card that will earn miles on an airline that will benefit you the most.

In my opinion the American Express card Rewards is the better deal. You can use points on many airlines as well as apply them to hotel stays, rental cars, and cruises. With most AMEX cards though, you will be required to pay the balance in full every month.

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO



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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

All the Visa/Mastercard cards with airline logos suck. Basically they are affinity cards from banks with the only perk being $1 per mile for qualifying purchases up to a ceiling then it becomes 1 mile per $2 spent.

A couple of more perks here and there from time to time.

covert



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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

FlyerTalk.com is a board that's set-up for miles-related discussions... do a search within Travel Buzz! for "Credit Card Miles" and you'll come up with hundreds of posts on this topic.

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