Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 21425
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
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2001/6/5 [Transportation/Airplane] UID:21425 Activity:very high
6/4     Anybody have a credit card that promises airline miles from any
        airline?  Do they really hold up?  I'm thinking of getting one.  There
        are a lot that are tied to one airline.  I'm wondering if those that
        say they'll get your miles from any airline really work.  Thanks.
        \_ I don't think so.
           \_ What do you mean "miles from any airline"  Points racked up
              on the credit card can be converted to airline miles not the
              other way around.  Diners and AmEx are two cards that allows
              you to convert the accrued points to any airline frequent
              flyer programs.  They also allow you to buy stuff for the points
              Most Visa and MC cards are only hooked up with one airline
              frequent flyer program.  Diners Club only works for hotels,
              airfares, car rentals, and some restaurant.  Otherwise not
              generally accepted.  AmEx pretty good, but usually charges
              a yearly fee to generate the points.
       \_  I am using Quicken Platinum Visa (which is actually by
           Travelers/Citbank) card.  Spend $8000 and you get a $100
           certificate.  4 $100 certificates and you get a US flight.
           You have to buy tickets through their Travel Center, which
           I found to be friendly and reasonably cheap.  I just used
           3 certificates for an upcoming trip (SF <-> Chicago) ticket
           for $367 (paying the $67 difference).  The price is slightly
           cheaper than what I see on the United Airlines website ($397).
           You can fly any airlines, and also you still get your
           frequent flyer miles.  The annual fee is $39.  I average
           about $15000-$20000 on the credit card.  I try to charge
           everything on it.  That comes out to about $200 for the price
           of $39.  Certificates expires in 2 years.   It's not the
           main reason I got the card.  Main reason is I use Quicken
           and like to download my credit card transactions to it.
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