BEST credit cards for frequent fliers

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  1. UsingMiles

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    If you are a frequent flier, then you should have a credit card that suits your traveling needs.
    If you want to get a number of benefits from your airline escapades, then here are some of the credit cards you need to have and use for your succeeding journeys.

    [​IMG] American Express – Gold Delta Sky Miles
    With this card you can earn twice the miles for every Delta airline ticket purchased, and one point for other charges. With this card, nine people in your party can save $50 on Delta flights. Other bonuses include: priority boarding and 20% on in-flight meals, movies, and beverages. The fee for the first year is automatically waved.

    Citibank – AAdvantage Visa Signature Card
    Earn double the miles when you swipe this card for American Airlines flights. It also entitles you to one free checked-in bag, priority boarding and a 25% discount on in-flight purchases. Spend $1000 within your first three months and you get to earn an additional 30,000 miles. You’ll also get a $100 discount for American Airlines at the end of each membership year.

    British Airways Visa Signature Card
    Get 50,000 Avios miles immediately upon signing up. And if you spend $10,000 within the first year, you get to earn 25,000 additional points. With this card, a member will earn 2.5 Avios points for every $1 spent on a British Airways flight. As for other purchases, $1 charged equates to 1.25 points. If you charge $30,000 within the year, you will be given a Travel Together Ticket which you can use within two years after you redeem it.

    Virgin America Visa Signature Card
    If you use this card on qualified transactions, you get the chance to earn as much as 15,000 points. For every $1 you spend on Virgin America flights and commodities, you get to earn 3 points. As for other purchases, you will earn 1 point for every $1 transaction. Every year you will be treated to a $150 discount for your companion’s ticket. Best of all, you can use your points for any flight – no blackout dates whatsoever!

    If your work or lifestyle requires you to fly all the time, make sure you have any of these cards in your wallet – and you’re sure to get the miles you need for another lavish vacation!
     
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  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Fascinating...
     
  3. FlyingBear
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    Hmm, feels a little incomplete.
     
  4. gleff
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    Perhaps a Straussian reading of this post is required?
     
  5. wombat18
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    Strange. :confused: Randy Peterson is on their advisory board.
     
  6. chemist562
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    My wife has two of the above cards but she did ALOT better on the signup bonuses.

    75K times 2 on her two AA cards. (links last year on the "other" bulletin board)
    100K on the BA card. (used favorite blogger's link :))

    All bonuses already posted and we been using the miles for trips. :)

    The DL card signup bonus would not even buy a mid level (40K typical) domestic award ticket on Delta.
    We don't fly Virgin America but I believe 15K pts won't go very far.
     
  7. Scottrick
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    Ummm... I *might* recommend the BA Visa if there's a good promo. The rest are not anywhere near my top 5.
     
  8. Wandering Aramean
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    Perhaps that's why they're permitted to keep posting reasonably useless content here whilst linking back to their site for SEO reasons.
     

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