Articles in the Credit Cards Category
Here we go again – Starting a New Year of earning Miles and Status:
If you are like me, you logged in to your primary mileage account, the one you have Elite Status on, on Jan. 1st and saw a big fat Zero in your Status Miles (EQM) total. For almost every airline in the world, that was the case. There are a few exceptions – some airlines like BMI have a rolling 12-month window over which they award and reset their status miles. This gives every passenger his or her …
Airline Miles, Credit Cards »
Why do I have to pay for my ‘Free’ Award Ticket?
One unique feature about the Free awards airlines give is that they are not really ‘Free’. While Hotels give absolutely free stays when they give awards, airlines charge you when redeeming Airline Miles.
The cost of redeeming miles should be taken into consideration when one is planning to redeem miles for free awards.
Here are a few:
Yes, Uncle Sam and all the other uncles, aunts and second cousins twice removed, who represent governments all around the world; want their cut when you …
Airline Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Elite Status »
Airline Lounges are an oasis of luxury and comfort in crowded, noisy airports. While many people may disagree with my claim of ‘luxury’ in an airline lounge, no one can deny that in todays environment of flight delays and the need to be at airports early, lounges are a welcome respite. Most decent sized airports have airline lounges. Here is how they work – airlines make lounges available primarily for their elite customers or for upper calls passengers. US based airlines give this lounge privilege to both its elite and …
In Part 1 of this article I went over the different types of Credit Cards available that earn Airline Miles.
In this post I will provide you with 10 simple questions you need to ask your self that will help you pick the right credit card for you and maximize your airline miles rewards.
The most important question you want to ask your self is what is your goal for getting the card – is it just to get the maximum airline miles for every dollar spent or do you have a …
This article (in two parts) is going to help you travel thru the maze of choices of Airline Miles Credit Cards and help you pick the right card for you. Part one here is a survey of the landscape of the cards available. Part two will contain a series of questions and a flowchart to help you pick the right card.
Search on Airline Miles Credit Cards on Google and you will get pages and pages of all kinds of cards out there. Some of the offers seem absolutely unbelievable – …
I have a simple rule with credit cards – I want something in return from the card vendor, every time I use the card (other than the credit, that is). As an Un-RoadWarrior, my 1st choice is always Airline Miles. My all time favorite cards for earning miles are the American Express cards. Here I will review three programs available with American Express cards that I have used to earn Airline miles. They are:
American Express Membership Rewards
Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card
HiltonHonors American Express Cards
The main advantage of earning miles …