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Old December 5th, 2002, 10:10 AM
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I'm considering switching credit cards from a MC Citibank Advantage (American Airlines) to a MC Miles One (any carrier). What's your preference for an air mile accumulating credit card?

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Old December 5th, 2002, 10:23 AM
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We use the American Express Optima/Delta air miles.

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Old December 5th, 2002, 11:28 AM
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We use the MBNA Select Rewards. It is good for all the major airlines, 25 total, or you can use it for lots of other stuff (rental cars, hotel rooms, furniture, ect).
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Old December 5th, 2002, 11:49 AM
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I use the Am Ex Platinum Card.. 1 1/2 miles for every dollar, and a choice of a number of different air lines to use them on.

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Old December 5th, 2002, 12:57 PM
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We use Diners Club and they have an excellent program good on almost any major airline anywhere in the world. The card itself , is not as accepted at as many retail locations, but if you travel, rent cars, hotels and airline tickets, its one of the best programs out there.(just not as well known).
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Old December 5th, 2002, 06:40 PM
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I have the Delta Platinum Optima. Good for miles if you fly delta a lot and real good if you charge over $25,000 a year and cheaper than the $395 american that Kuki pays for his card.

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Old December 5th, 2002, 07:26 PM
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I use Visa cards issued by Marriott. Points earned for every dolllar spent and no annual fee. We've used the points for complete vacations to Hawaii (twice), Marco Island, Fla., Newport Beach, Calif., Panama City, Fla., World Center, Orlando, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Don't know if it's the best but I've been with them for so long it's not likely I'll change now.

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Old December 5th, 2002, 08:20 PM
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Marc.. to be honest I don't know if Canadian Am Ex plans and US Am Ex are the same, or not.
The Plat. Am Ex I have is approx $200 US /yr. However, I think it's well worth it for the extra 1/2 mile (1 1/2 miles total) for each dollar spent. I use my card for both personal and my business expenses, and end up putting close to $200,000/yr on it.
The 1/2 mile bonus works out to somewhere around 100,000 FF miles. Thus worth the $200.

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Old December 5th, 2002, 09:48 PM
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We have the same Platinum Am EX that Marc has ..... it's $135 US per year and we earn DOUBLE miles on most purchases and get a bonus of 10,000 miles when we spend more than $25,000 each year (which we do) and 1 free companion ticket upon annual renewal.......it sure is well worth it to us, too.

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Old December 5th, 2002, 11:07 PM
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Absolutely, one of the cards that let's you strategically apply the miles to different airline accounts (Amex, etc.) is a very good bet, as long as. . .

1) you run fairly high dollar amounts through the card to justify the annual fee (if you have kids in college, running the tuition and fees through can get you a couple free trips a year--and about the only revenge you'll get on high college costs). We did that for eight straight years (2 normal kids, not one slow one), and called the free trips our "education bonus."

2) you pay off your balance in full every month (which everyone should do anyway)

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Old December 6th, 2002, 06:10 AM
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AR.......

1. We do......Mr. Sandman is still working, so we use it for business, too.

2. Absolutely, we do!!!!!!

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