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Just curious....what credit card do you think has the better miles benefit program?


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I basically used the Skymiles (which is an Amex through Delta), as it oft does multi-mileage "specials".


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If you are loyal to one airline then there sponsored card is best... if you are not then probably Capital One

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I use Citibank AAdvantage with American Airlines. It's one point per dollar spent. Based on the miles I have, I think maybe I spend too much!! :lol:

we had that card, and it worked well. But we got tired of the yearly fee.


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i use the charles schwab "world points". works for all airlines or you can redeem it for cash, hotels, etc.


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I basically used the Skymiles (which is an Amex through Delta), as it oft does multi-mileage "specials".

I had that too, but Delta is REAL stingy when it comes to use of their Skymiles. There was a report done just recently....(I heard it on a morning radio program just this past week).........Delta came , not only in last, when compared to availabilty of itineraries that could be used with Skymiles, but when the researchers tried 24 scenerios (itineraries), Delta had ZERO out of 24, where the miles could actually be used. The miles were much more difficult to use, when compared to several others airlines.

So, the way I looked at it, was,.... what's the point of having a card with one airline, if that one airline makes it nearly impossible to use them?

Out of the 24 itineraries, American (I believe the other airline that tied with them was United) had 14 out of 24 available...................Continental was near the middle of the pack........US Air had 2 available itineraries out of the 24 ..................and bringing up the rear, was Delta, with "zip".

I canceled my Amex card (also because there was an $85 yearly fee)...........and just recieved the "Discover" Miles card. In the first year, I can get another 12,000 sky miles just by making a purchase each month, and then after.....it's based on the use of the card. The good thing about the Discover Miles card, it is not limited to one airline, and can be used with others. There's no yearly fee either.

The only reason I ever got the Amex Delta card was because I had accumulated so many Skymiles already, with Delta, by traveling back and forth to Istanbul. Then when I applied, I got 15,000 more.

By canceling the card, I still get to keep the miles (I have 2 years to use them).......and never had to pay the yearly fee. ;)

After I use my Delta Skymiles (If I can ever find an opening and time in which I can use them......with my wife who also has accumulated a lot of miles with Delta)......then we'll probably start flying another airline besides Delta. Maybe American, and use their program.

If Delta is going to make it so difficult to use their Skymiles, then better to use another airline.

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well just for kicks.. If you are flying with alitalia.. you should sign up for their free miles program - milia miles.. i think is what they are called.


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I have an MBNA/BAnk of America mastercard with Air Canada Aeroplan. Since I got the card I usually get one free trip home every year. I don't spend a lot on the credit card, but I get one mile per dollar spent, and its only 15,000 miles to get back to Toronto for free. Other airlines its 25,000 or more from Charlotte to Toronto. So I pay for one trip home, and then get one free. Works for me. If I can get vacation time from work that is. :P


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For those of you on the West Coast, check out the promotion that Alaska Airlines has on for their card--it's kick a$$. Annual companion coupons, 20K signon bonus, good travel partners, miles never expire etc etc

Annual fee is compable to the Citibank AA miles card but better earning potential.


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