Good morning, I applied for a new Chase card yesterday (the British Airways card), but I got the " we'll let you know in the next month or so" reply, rather than automatic approval. I'm a complete newbie and I'm dreading making this call. Can someone give me a script of what to say to make sure I get the card? That would really help me feel a little more relaxed about making the call. I have no clue what they'll ask me. I applied for a Cap One Venture card back in March (before I really started learning about points) but this is the only other card I have applied for, so I'm not sure why I wasn't automatically approved. In case you're wondering why I chose this card as one of my first forays into the world of points/miles, I live in Boston and I'm hoping to get the great bonus to fly from BOS -DUB using Avios on Aer Lingus next summer. In the future I plan to apply for other cards. Thanks for any help you can give me.