All About Airline Miles Credit Cards

 By: James Keyes
If you need to travel frequently for personal or business reasons, there is little doubt that it would be advantageous to have an airline miles credit card. There are currently several airlines that will provide you with one of their own airline miles credit cards to assist travelers earn money to help pay for travel tickets. Also, often, major credit card companies have a rewards program in the form of discount on flights, frequent flyer miles, and sometimes even an offer to buy one get one free flight tickets.

There are some major credit card companied that offer airline miles frequent flyer mile credit cards. With this card you can fly to South America, Mexico, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, or anywhere in the US and choose your own travel dates. When you buy something with this credit card, you earn what they call a value mile for each dollar that you spend. After you have earned 24,000 miles, you can receive an airline ticket that is good for a flight anywhere within the continental US.

Usually there are no blackout dates or restrictions which mean that you can travel whenever you want. However, there are some major credit card companies that will blackout the most popular travel dates, such as during spring break or on holidays, so that you can't use your miles when travel is at its peak periods. There are also other benefits such as easy reporting of a lost card, travel assistance, and travel insurance options. Typically, these credit cards have no annual fee and sometimes that will offer an introductory 0 percent on items that you buy.

Another type of major credit card that offers airline miles frequent flier credit cards allows you to earn a flight point for every mile that you are flying when you buy your ticket with their frequent flier credit card. In addition, you can also earn flight points if you purchase buy a plane ticket for someone else, for every mile that person travels. Similar to most reward cards you earn a point for every dollar that you spend.

This frequent flier card will provide you with a purchase point for every other dollar you spend using this card, and two points for every dollar spent at gas stations, supermarkets, and drugstores. It is advantageous for you to use this card daily and pay off the balance at the end of each month so that you can build up your flyer miles. Some of these credit card companies also offer bonus points when you first open an account with them and buy something in the first 60 days of opening the account.
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