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Discussion in 'Newbies' started by pseudomiriam, Mar 1, 2013.
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That's a nice little starter card, that will get you free checked in luggage and somewhat better boarding on Delta. It helped me a few years ago as I paid my dues to earn elite status.
The big question is, what are your goals? Do you plan to fly exclusively on Delta? How often do you travel? What do want to get out of a card?
If you are looking to fly economy to Europe, you can snag a free flight at 60k miles on Delta. You can book Delta, KLM, Alitalia and the rest of the SkyTeam with SkyMiles at different levels of hassle.
Business requires almost double the amount but award seats are easier to find.
With a decent sign up bonus, you can grab almost the entire flight free. Consider the 50K sign up points that some AmEx charge cards are handing out right now. You'd only need 10k spend to get to your 1st free flight.
Just Google up. You will find lots of bloggers out there that distribute this information. Here is one of the most popular ones:
In the link above your will actually see how to apply for the AmEx PRG at 50K points bonus and the Delta AmEx Gold at 45K points. Applying for both basically gets you that 95K Delta SkyMiles (after you transfer from MembershipRewards to SkyMiles) and 25K points short of the two free round-tripe economy tickets to Europe.
I can't make that decision for you. I can tell you that I do. They use it to do a soft pull on your credit (it doesn't affect your credit) and offer
the best deals for your score.
You can leave the SS# field blank - it'll still work without it.
I must mention that it is really difficult to get award tickets in summer to Europe with Skymiles unless you live in a gateway city of its partners AF/KL/Air Europa
JFK is a gateway city. KLM and AF have the best bet on availability. Although it doesn't look bad for fall as far as awards go. You will also have to be a bit flexible on your dates.
Offers do expire. Length of the promotions vary and have no rhyme or reason.
klm is that royal dutch airlines, and af is air france?
If I remember correctly Air Europa has very good availability from JFK to Spain