AFRICA--Best CC for Miles?

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  1. samissamisme

    samissamisme New Member

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    Flying Delta/SA to Africa next year w/ internal flights from Atlanta base.

    CC-- Have 30K mm on AMEX Blue CC, basically zero miles on any ff plan. Credit Score 820 Elegible for AMEX Plat, but not really interested. Have BoA Visa Sig & Plat, Discover.

    GOAL
    Infrequent flyer--Goal is to get international ticket after next year's trip to Asia (India, AU or Turkey) or Europe. Not a big spender on CC.

    QUESTIONS:

    1. Which mileage program is the best for me?
    2. Which CC should I use? Or is there one I should apply for?
    Thanks
     
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  2. OneSweetWorld
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    OneSweetWorld Silver Member

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    I'd recommend the Chase Sapphire Preferred and a Chase INK Card. That will get you enough for an Economy ticket to Asia.
     
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  3. Jenny & Curt
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    Jenny & Curt Gold Member

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    And keep the Sapphire and use it while abroad. Double points on travel and no foreign currency conversion fee.
     
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  4. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    Welcome to milepoint. If you are based out of Atlanta, I would stick with Delta for miles. You may want to reconsider the Amex platinum if you can meet the minimum spend when they have one of their large sign up bonuses. You can often traansfer those miles to Delta with large bonuses for the transfer.
     
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  5. merice107

    merice107 Silver Member

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    I believe there is a sign up bonus today only for 75k MR sign up bonus. That might help.
     
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