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What’s the best card to start out with?
Hello fellow travelers, I’m new to this whole travel hacking thing, but I have been doing research on this page and the info is a lot i must say. Well my situation is I’m a student right now, and I want to start flying more. I live in Atlanta and tend to fly southwest often so I have a little points with them but I’m open to different airliners. Any advice/suggestion on which cards to use would help?
I’d consider starting with a Chase Freedom or Freedom unlimited card. Amex’s Everyday cards are great as well. They dont have annual fees and are or can become transferable in the future.
Not a suggestion for a specific card, but focus on building your credit score for now unless you have a lot more monthly spend that the average student. This will make it easier to get approved for better cards after you are finished with school.
Also if you have regular expenses check if they can be paid with a credit card; school fees, rent, car payments, phone, etc etc.