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Choosing a SkyMiles plan for a specific need:

Choosing a SkyMiles plan for a specific need:

  1. JeruYork

    I want to fly to New York from Birmingham AL approximately 4x per year. (once every 3 months)

    I wanted to sign up for a sky miles rewards program that would best alleviate the cost for this specific need. (I would [U]only [/U]redeem the miles/points in travelling round trip New York from Birmingham)

    Delta is the ONLY airline that flies straight to Laguardia – so I would have to redeem miles with [U]Delta[/U].

    BTW: most years the trips to NY would be my ONLY flights (I’m not a frequent flier)

    so the questions are- “Is there a credit card I can use that would best earn travel points for these specific trips? and, “What other related advice might you have for me?”

    thanks in advance for your help!

  2. David W

    Delta’s program is your best option, if you apply for their Amex cards with the bonus. Other Amex cards also have points that transfer to Delta. It’ll cost 12.5k miles one way at the saver level.

    Alaska Airlines is an alternative but their miles are harder to obtain.

    A third option would be to get a cash back card, like the Citi DoubleCash, get 2% back on everything and redeem cash back towards paid flights.

  3. JeruYork

    Thanks David!

  4. PassengerPoldberg

    [USER=2093]@JeruYork[/USER] I’d start out with the Gold Delta Skymiles Credit Card if they’re still offering the 50k sign up bonus. Then you’d have 2 of your 4 trips covered on one sign up bonus!

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