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Airline cards or flex perks cards?

Airline cards or flex perks cards?

  1. Mark J

    I am starting to acquire credit cards to accumulate frequent flyer miles and wonder when cards from specific airlines are the best ones to apply for. I just received an offer for an American Express platinum Delta Skymiles card that I am considering. It offers up to 70,000 bonus miles. 60,000 miles on approval 5,000 of which count as MQMs, a domestic main cabin companion certificate EACH YEAR upon renewal and the other most common benefits. Living in a small town in South Dakota Delta is the only airline serving our city but I keep hearing it’s better to apply for cards that allow you to use miles on any airline. What are your thoughts on this American Express card?

  2. PhatMiles

    The Plat delta adds better value for frequent delta fliers. Bit from accruing miles for future use that card doesn’t entice me. Is delta the only one that serves your airport or is that the only one with non stop service to places you want? I would personally stay away from that card unless you are trying to pile up on mqms than just miles.
    Tell us what your goals are please?

  3. Mark J

    [QUOTE=”PhatMiles, post: 7740, member: 522″]The Plat delta adds better value for frequent delta fliers. Bit from accruing miles for future use that card doesn’t entice me. Is delta the only one that serves your airport or is that the only one with non stop service to places you want? I would personally stay away from that card unless you are trying to pile up on mqms than just miles.
    Tell us what your goals are please?[/QUOTE]
    Delta is the only airline that flies out of our airport. (ABR). The next closest airport (JMS) is 100 miles away and United is the only airline serving that city. About 80% of our trips are one those 2 airlines. Hawaiian and Alaska Air are the only other airlines we use. At this time we are not making any international trips. I currently have a United Chase MileagePlus Explorer business card and a US Bank Flex Perks Visa card plus frequent flier numbers for all 4 airlines. My wife and I always buy first class tickets and we are trying to accumulate enough miles every year to bring 8 family members with us (in coach) when we travel to our condo on Maui. I don’t really understand the benefits MQM’s so I don’t know if I should be concentrating on those or not. ?

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