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Travel Credit Cards - What You Need to Know

Jun 30, 2008
If you're like a lot of businesses out there or you just fly by yourself a lot for leisure, you may want to start doing your research on airline credit cards. If you don't have one by now and you fly more than three times a year, you can really benefit from these cards greatly. People sometimes think that just because it's a reward card, it's going to take a million miles just to get a free airline tickets and that couldn't be further from the truth! I'm going to show you today what you should look out for when you apply for your very first travel credit card.

Looking at the restrictions - Some credit card companies like to set restrictions on particular free airline tickets. The companies love to take your money but when it's time to redeem for those free tickets, you'll soon find out that you can only use them on a Tuesday or Sunday or a day you'll never be free on. I highly recommend that you look out for a card that has no blackout dates or restrictions; these are usually the cards that will actually treat you like a customer.

Know the mileage routine - Every airline card basically has the same setup. You spend so much money on a plane ticket or purchase and you get x amount of miles. Most credit card companies will give you double, triple, etc if you purchase your ticket with their particular card. Make sure that you find the best card that will give you the most out of your money. A good card to have is generally a card that will give you triple points when you purchase a card through their company. These types of point systems can really add up fast.

Check the fees - Airline cards are known for their annual fees and some of them are outrageous. By the time you get your free airline ticket, you'll find that the annual fee alone will cost you the same price as a ticket alone. The annual fee will be printed on the terms and conditions when you apply for a card. Make sure that you glance over them to see if there is one. There are plenty of cards out there that don't require an annual fee.

The airlines - If you're going to apply for a card that is geared toward one airline, make sure that you do your research and see where these flights go out of. You won't want to apply for an airline card that only has airlines flying out of a few airports. Instead, look for one that flies out of most countries and states. If you usually go to the air companies main website, you'll be able to find where the flights leave from.

These points should help you get on track for the best airline card out there. With a little research and smart spending habits, you can build up the miles fast. Just remember that if you get a card like this, you spend it on every airline related purchase to get the maximum rewards.
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