Continental Airlines is offering a credit card that does not earn OnePass miles. Chase Card services and Continental Airlines have introduced the Continental Airlines TravelBank World MasterCard offering travel credits that can be used for all or part of any flight purchased on continental.com. The earned travel credits are automatically collected in customers’ Continental TravelBank accounts, where they can be redeemed for TravelBank cash.
Cardholders earn three percent for purchases made using the card on eligible cable, telecommunications and wireless purchases and one percent for all other card purchases. A welcome gift of $50 toward their travel credit is deposited into their TravelBank account with the first card purchase, which can be used on your next Continental flight.
Each year on the anniversary of signing up for the card, cardholders who spend more than $10,000 in qualifying purchases for the year will receive $25 travel credits deposited directly into their TravelBank account, as well as five Continental Currency coupons (valued at up to $25). Continental Currency coupons can be spent for inflight beverages and headphones.
Additional benefits include free automatic membership in Continental’s Travel Club offering additional discounts such as $5 deposited into your TravelBank account for every ticket purchased and flight taken on continental.com. World MasterCards come with no preset spending limits and zero liability for unauthorized purchases. The annual fee is $29.
Continental is the first airline to offer frequent flyers the choice to own credit cards that earn frequent flyer miles or dollar-based travel credits.