Best Credit Card to Buy Airfare

Award taxes and airfare add up for everyone reading this blog, especially if you book yourself reimbursable tickets for work. What credit card should you use to pay the airfare and award taxes for your travel?

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Bonus Spending
Many cards offer bonus points for “airfare” or “travel” purchases.

Citi AAdvantage 50k Offers End TOMORROW

The Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard is offering 50,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months.

The CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard is also offering 50,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 on the card in the first three months.

According to One Mile at a Time, both of these 50k bonus offers will end at some point tomorrow, so if you were thinking of applying for these do so now before the bonus drops. 

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Product Changing From An Expensive Annual Fee Card

The Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Citi Prestige, and the Amex Platinum card are premium credit cards with huge benefits and huge annual fees to match: $450.

The first year, these are fantastic cards. The second year, the value is less certain. We'll look at canceling and downgrading options in this post.

The First Year

Many people are scared off by that annual fee, which makes sense at a superficial level. We all got interested in miles and points to save money, not spend it. I was afraid of premium cards when I first jumped in the game.

Limited Time Offer: 75,000 Bonus Points on Hilton Visa Signature

For a limited time, the Citi® Hilton HHonors™

[100k ENDS TODAY] Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Citi Prestige vs. Amex Platinum

The sign up bonus that currently comes with the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card when you apply online, 100,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 on the card within three months of opening it, will drop to 50,000 Ultimate Rewards for the same spending requirement this coming Thursday, January 12.

How to Earn and Redeem 106,000 American Airlines Miles Right Now

The personal and business American Airlines credit cards are each offering 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months. Getting both cards and meeting their combined minimum spending requirement of $6,000 will earn you 106,000+ American Airlines miles, which you can use for up to four international roundtrips.

How to Get the Cards (and Who Is Eligible)
Meeting the Minimum Spending Requirements
Redeeming the Miles for Family Vacations, Luxurious First Class, and More

How to Get the Cards
Right now the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select®

Citi ThankYou Premier 40,000 Point Sign Up Bonus Returns!

The Citi ThankYou Premier Card is once again offering 40,000 bonus ThankYou Points after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Citi dropped the sign up bonus on the ThankYou Premier Card earlier this year, and since April the card has had no sign up bonus whatsoever.

Three Cards That Offer Rebates On Award Redemptions

Several cards not only give you points when you meet their sign up bonuses and spend on them, but also rebate points back to you when you redeem your rewards.

This post covers the Business Platinum Amex, the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard, and the Barclaycard Arrival Plus, which are all offering temporarily elevated, lucrative sign up bonuses at the moment and offer rebates on redemptions.

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I’ve Had My Citi Prestige For Almost a Year. Now What?

About a year ago I excitedly opened a Citi Prestige card, ready for my 50,000 ThankYou point bonus and lounge access, among other things. Since the, the bonus has dropped to 40,000 ThankYou Points, but considering the myriad of other benefits the card maintained, it's still worth getting if you haven't had it yet. Read our full review of the Citi Prestige.

11 months into holding any card that's got an annual fee, I do a cost/benefit analysis to figure out if I'm getting enough value from the card to keep it open.

Next Year Fly to Europe for 8,000 Points on Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic is dramatically altering its award charts for bookings made January 16, 2017 or later.

The United States goes from two regions to three.
The year round price is no more. Now we will have off peak and peak prices.
Economy and Premium Economy prices for most of the year drop dramatically.