Search Get A Travel Deal

Thank you for visiting Get a Travel Deal

during 2013 and looking forward to more

great travel deals in 2014.

Please excuse the lack of updates as I am dealing

with a family health issue. Will be back in

March so keep sending your travel deals

Please Bookmark Get a Travel Deal
follow me  ||  pin me ||  email me
Send or Update your Travel Deals

Life’s Short - Travel Often!
Travel Deals Expiring by…

December 2013

Sylvia’s Seal of Approval
All travel deals have my recommendation.

These hotels have been personally visited by me and await you…
Parrot Cay Resort & Spa Turks & Caicos
Wedgewood Hotel & Spa Vancouver
Atlantis Resort Nassau Bahamas

« Privacy Policy | Main | Top 10 Ways to Save on Travel »

Airline Credit Cards


Someone asked me to recommend a good frequent flier miles credit card.

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this question. Not every card will suit everyone’s needs. Only you can decide if you want an Airline Credit Card (collect points with one particular airline) or Bank Travel Credit Card (collect points and redeem with any airline).

I would suggest that you first look at your airline travel. When you fly, do you usually fly with one particular airline?

Visit the website of your favorite airline to research their credit card.

    * Look into how many miles you have to collect to redeem for a flight.
    * Pay attention to who they partner with as British Airways, KLM, SAA etc. may be part of their alliance
      so you can travel, using your points, on these airlines too.
    * What kind of travel & car rental insurance do they offer?
    * Do your points expire and if so when?
    * What is the annual fee, if any? Be careful of high interest rates.
    * Read the small print

Once you have made your choice, stick with it. Use the credit card not only to book travel but also for groceries, gas etc and see the points add up.

How to double dip…

    * Book flight with airline credit card
    * Buy duty free with airline credit card
    * Fly on airline and receive points for flying (AAdvantage, Skymiles, WorldPerks etc.)
    * Pay hotel with airline credit card (Hilton HHonors points for staying at the hotel + more Airline points)
    * Book rental car and choose frequent traveler program (Hertz #1 Gold Card another favorite of mine)
    * Pay rental car with airline credit card

Add up all the points from credit card purchases + airline + hotel + rental car points   =   Points towards your next Award travel flight or upgrade to First class. Happy Flying!

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>