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London to Dublin
This is a really random question, but my wife and I on Aug. 29 need to go from London to Dublin and we want to go by first class rail via Virgin Trains to Holyhead and then first class on Irish Ferries to Dublin. I know I could get a “coach-class combo ticket” for roughly $140, but the first class itinerary we want is like $500. I can’t find portals or anything like that to defray the collosal cost, and Chase points don’t show booking for trains… Any helpful hints?
[USER=1876]@Mongolianhippo[/USER], Do you have any cash back cards like the Barclays Arrival +? This would be a good use of those points!
No, because I live in Iowa, the only state that can’t get Barclaycard… Go figure.
[USER=1876]@Mongolianhippo[/USER] – what about the [URL=’http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/go/citi2/’]Citi Double Cash card[/URL]? 1% cash back on purchases and another 1% cash back when you pay. Just be sure to sweep the cash back into your bank account. If you apply it as a statement credit it doesn’t count for the “1% when you pay”.
Interesting, I didn’t realize that. Good to know. Any idea why? I think most of us stash some cash back cards for higher expense trips. Probably not helpful now but maybe get a Citi Double Cash or maybe consider the Cap One Venture for the sign up bonus if there is enough time to earn it before booking your trip.