I'm new to the airline miles game and I'm trying to develop a solid plan for the future. I'm an incoming college freshman and don't plan on doing heavy travel until I graduate, so I have plenty of time! As I'm still young, I'm trying to avoid working with a ton of credit cards as I want to keep my credit steady. As the years progress I can get more, but I think I just want to get one for now, so you're suggestions would be great! I'm between AA and United right now. I live in Atlanta and the miles will most likely be used for international travel only - I'll just pay for any domestic flights I have to take so I can save up. Being in college, I wont be a heavy spender but when I do buy things I will try to use my card and shopping portals whenever necessary. However, I'm worried that miles will only trickle in, so I would love any advice you guys can give to help me to develop a plan of attack. Thanks in advance for your help. I really do appreciate it!