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What are Frequent Flier Credit Cards?

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Travelers often use credit card for their expenses. When people go for a vacation, they plan it and if they can not pay for it right away, they charge their credit card for their plane tickets. Of course, with every rewards system, you earn points whenever you use them. It is the same with people who travel most of the time. The only difference is they have a membership with their credit card provider for frequent fliers. Having a frequent flier membership enables them to earn miles credit. Whenever they use the card for their travels, the card accumulates miles. With every dollar spent, a mile is collected. If you have enough miles, the card will give you a free airline ticket to wherever your total miles are equivalent to.

What is a frequent flier credit card?

A frequent flier credit card prefers a particular airline for you to have the benefits. Say for example, you are a type of person that prefers a particular airline because of their service. In return, they will give you benefits as a loyal customer. It is the same idea with frequent flier credit cards. The credit card provider is an affiliate of the airline so, as partners, they help each other out. Credit card companies will suggest and refer their customers to the airline and in return, the airline will give attractive incentives so customers will choose their airline over others.

Do I get more from a frequent flier card than a generic mileage credit card?

A frequent flier credit card will ensure you of the benefits you get. It is not just the airline that you choose where you get your benefit from when you use the card, you will get the whole package. You will get discounts and other goodies also from the hotels, restaurants, retail stores, and even car rental services that the airline is affiliated with. Generic mileage credit cards will give you the option of choosing different airlines but it will not ensure you of the different discounts that each has, the rewards are not set. So, by choosing one airline, and being loyal, you may get better perks.

Do frequent flier credit cards have annual fees?

Yes, they usually do. Banks spend for the membership and keeping you interested and this annual fee usually suffices their expenses.

What credit cards should I carry when I travel internationally?

You have to make sure that your credit cards are also recognized in the location you are going to. Call your credit card provider to know more information on how to use your card abroad.

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