Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.
While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!
This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!
Currently the best airline miles card
Looking to find out what is currently the best card to gain airline miles (basic fare) and to upgrade from the seat purchased.
Do a limited amount of domestic (North America) travel and once every couple of years trans-Atlantic travel.
Would like to be able to use multiple airlines (American, British Airways, Air Canada, Delta).
Sundays Child, I think if such a card existed all of us would have it :).
Most airline cards will earn you a couple of extra miles per $ spent on airfare on those airlines plus some benefits like free checked bags and maybe some help with achieving elite status if you meet certain spend benchmarks. This might indirectly help with upgrades but in general that has more to do with the airline you are flying.
With your fragmented flying patterns it might be best to use either a cash back card or a bank point credit card that bonuses travel (like Chase Sapphire Preferred or Citi Premier) and use a FF program like Alaska that will allow you to pool miles from Delta, AA, and BA so you can build up a stash of usable miles. Good luck.