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william webster

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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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malko

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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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lifeisgreat

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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.
If you pay your bill by due date there is no % interest charge
 
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william webster

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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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malko

Guest
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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lifeisgreat

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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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malko

Guest
Mmmh..... ok.

So now i need to know : Best credit card for buying plane tickets to the dr ?
 
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playacaribe2

Guest
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.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
 
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lifeisgreat

Guest
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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lifeisgreat

Guest
And what is APR then ?
Is it only when you pay late ?
Annual Percentage Rate your credit cards yrly interest rate...your credit cards a line of credit with high interest rate if you don’t pay on time they love when people pay minimum payment every month ...
 
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playacaribe2

Guest
Only if you miss a payment....
ONLY!!!
You might want to clarify.........you need not worry about the APR if you make payment in full as charges come due.

Otherwise you will pay whatever interest rate the card charges on any unpaid balance.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
 
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william webster

Guest
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.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
I have a JetBlue card

This one beats all of them

I have
United Explorer
JetBlue
And Sapphire Chase
and Amazon

The Sapphire is my new 'Go To' card b/.c of the variety of airlines offered

I have a UK daughter....
My flights here (RD) are usually UAL

An example....
doing my UK daughter Xmas flights , I was short a few thousand points
UAL wanted $998 to fill the void

I clicked on my new card transferred 25,000 points
Done in 10 minutes

Cash/credit as almost $2000 oe more.... points added up to about $1500
Economy plus.... extra bag...all you want

I'm happy
 
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william webster

Guest
Many/most Chase cards are foreign transaction free.... I have 2 + JetBlue

In fact all of mine are
 
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irishpaddy

Guest
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.
from the people who do not clear their balance in full when due ...and trust me there are enough of those to justify giving others a FREE 55 day loan
 
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william webster

Guest
My trip - POP-EWR Dec14 was 50k points or more..Bus Class

I got my UK daughter a EWR- LHR ticket for 47Kpts... Econ Plus
The regular was 70K - go figure

Her LHR - EWR Dec 20 flt was 70K points

Buying was $2000 or more
 
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chico bill

Guest
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
And full liability of rent-a-cars worldwide and no foreign conversion or transaction fees
 
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chico bill

Guest
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
An the annual fee for the card is $95 ?
 
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playacaribe2

Guest
Many/most Chase cards are foreign transaction free.... I have 2 + JetBlue

In fact all of mine are
Thanks for the heads up....just checked and JetBlue Plus MasterCard has also added a no foreign transaction fee perk.

Run my monthly business expenses on it and pay them off as they come due. Have not paid for a flight/bag fee to the DR (other than taxes) for years now. Best $99.00 card option for my circumstances.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2