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    On a recent trip I ran across an ad for the Chase Sapphire card
    I am a Chase cardholder already-- United Explorer

    But this Sapphire offered 60,000 to sign up and transferable point s to numerous airline
    The Chase Sapphire Preferred's airline partners include:

    Aer Lingus AerClub.
    Air France/KLM Flying Blue.
    British Airways Executive Club.
    Iberia Plus Korean Air SkyPass.
    Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer.
    Southwest Rapid Rewards.
    United Airlines MileagePlus.
    Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

    Methinks - Aha !... better deal

    I got the card and couldn't be happier
    Points arrive after $4,000 in 3 mos

    I just transferred some points to my United account to cover my daughter's UK-USA Christmas flight

    easy peasy... transfer to any airline on the list and fly away !!

    No foreign fees.... plenty of benefits

    Have a look

    This deal just saved me $1,000.....
    Hence the post

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    I was looking at a similar deal on American Airlines on the way over.
    All seemed nice until i realised i actually had to buy stuff on credit ( and the extra % it will cost ).
    I never buy anything with a credit card------ always with a debit card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malko View Post
    I was looking at a similar deal on American Airlines on the way over.
    All seemed nice until i realised i actually had to buy stuff on credit ( and the extra % it will cost ).
    I never buy anything with a credit card------ always with a debit card.
    If you pay your bill by due date there is no % interest charge

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    malko
    there are NO charges if you pay your bill on time


    You are wasting money needlessly... using the debit card... immediate payment

    Charge it....
    Nada, zero, zip.... and 55 days to pay--- FREE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    If you pay your bill by due date there is no % interest charge
    So there is no cost in using a credit card ? How do they make money then ?

    It really is a legitimate question as i bought a plane ticket with my amex card once ( i keep a credit card in the case of a dire emergency such as the Zombie Apocalypse ), and i recall paying something like a 4% fee........ but i may be wrong, it was a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malko View Post
    So there is no cost in using a credit card ? How do they make money then ?

    It really is a legitimate question as i bought a plane ticket with my amex card once ( i keep a credit card in the case of a dire emergency such as the Zombie Apocalypse ), and i recall paying something like a 4% fee........ but i may be wrong, it was a long time ago.
    The merchants that you bought your goods from get charged 2-4.5% per transaction depending on your credit card you used and reward benefits you receive..all off loaded to merchants American Express is most hated by merchants and a lot Don not take this card they on high side charging 4.5% to merchants..

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    Mmmh..... ok.

    So now i need to know : Best credit card for buying plane tickets to the dr ?

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    And what is APR then ?
    Is it only when you pay late ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    On a recent trip I ran across an ad for the Chase Sapphire card
    I am a Chase cardholder already-- United Explorer

    But this Sapphire offered 60,000 to sign up and transferable point s to numerous airline
    The Chase Sapphire Preferred's airline partners include:

    Aer Lingus AerClub.
    Air France/KLM Flying Blue.
    British Airways Executive Club.
    Iberia Plus Korean Air SkyPass.
    Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer.
    Southwest Rapid Rewards.
    United Airlines MileagePlus.
    Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

    Methinks - Aha !... better deal

    I got the card and couldn't be happier
    Points arrive after $4,000 in 3 mos

    I just transferred some points to my United account to cover my daughter's UK-USA Christmas flight

    easy peasy... transfer to any airline on the list and fly away !!

    No foreign fees.... plenty of benefits

    Have a look

    This deal just saved me $1,000.....
    Hence the post
    I like the flight transfer options.....but, except for Southwest, they are not airlines I regularly use.

    I have a number of cards for various purposes, but my primary card is Jetblue Plus.

    40,000 points when you sign up and spend $1,000 in the first 90 days;

    6x points on Jetblue flights posted to the card;

    2X points at restaurants and grocery stores;

    Free checked bag for you and anyone on your reservation using the card as payment;

    $99 per year......with 5,000 bonus points on your anniversary date;

    If you shop online and go through Jetblue's site...........you can get 2x3x4x the points added to your account;

    You can share/pool points with other family members who also have a True Blue miles account.

    True Blue Points never expire.....

    Best option for me to the DR.

    But, to avoid foreign currency transaction fees, I have to use Amex.


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    Playacaribe2
    Last edited by playacaribe2; 10-18-2019 at 05:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malko View Post
    Mmmh..... ok.

    So now i need to know : Best credit card for buying plane tickets to the dr ?
    The one that gives you best points in your home country... example I use RBC Avion Canada for me..

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