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Frequent Flyer Credit Cards

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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If you are a traveler, whether for business, family visits, or vacations, a frequent flyer credit card may be a great money-saver for you. The trick, as usual, is to find the frequent flyer credit card or cards that will best suit your needs. The key to finding great frequent flyer credit cards is to look at how flexible each card is.

Most frequent flyer credit cards offer you bonus miles/points when you get your card. Some even offer a bonus for balance transfers. Others offer a bonus mile for each dollar you spend. You can also find frequent flyer cards that have a lower introductory rate. As with any credit card you are thinking of applying for, you need to know the terms and conditions of your frequent flyer credit card so that you will know what your credit will cost you and what benefits the card provides.

Deciding on Frequent Flyer Credit Cards

We mentioned flexibility above. This is particularly important with frequent flyer cards. Flexibility starts with getting miles for every dollar you spend, no matter where. But there is more to it than that. Flexibility includes such perks as being able to use your miles on any airline and even being able to use them for travel-related costs such as car rentals, hotels, and cruises.

You should also determine whether your frequent flyer card has any restrictions, such as "black out" flights or restricted seating. When you want to use your reward miles, you will want to have as many options as possible. You should also learn about how long you have to use your miles and how many miles it will take to earn flights. Comparing interest rates, flexibility, and perks will result in a clear understanding of your frequent flyer credit card plan and will make your credit experience much more successful.


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