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I want to get rid of my Sony Visa card and move to another rewards credit card. I'm thinking about airline credit cards, probably American Airlines, since I live in Dallas. I have a Starwood AmEx already, and I have very good to excellent credit. Thoughts?

You've already got what some folks consider one of the best travel rewards credit cards on the market. However, a solid airline rewards card with a Visa or MasterCard logo can round out your wallet for those places that don't accept American Express. Fortunately, with Dallas as your hub city, you've got some excellent options for [...]

I pay off my bill every month. I really want miles for travel. What card is best for that without blackout dates?

Q: I pay off my bill every month. I really want miles for travel. What card is best for that without blackout dates?  A: I think it's time you looked at some upstart carriers who can help you earn free travel faster than your traditional travel rewards credit card offers. If you plan your travel a little [...]

What would be the best credit card for me for airline miles? This would be my first credit card.

Q: What would be the best credit card for me for airline miles? I have established credit with my car loan, and this would be my first credit card. A: That depends on where you live, where you fly, and whether you have a strong airline preference. Thanks to your auto loan, you've established a track [...]

I'd like to find a card that gives me miles for Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Airlines offers some great frequent flier bonuses on a Visa Signature credit card it offers in partnership with Bank of America. However, depending on your travel habits, some alternative airline credit cards could offer you some even better value. The airline's website promotes its Bank of America airline credit card, offering 3 miles for every [...]

I want to rebuild my credit score by using a credit card for monthly expenses, then paying it off each month to show that I'm reliable.

Q: I want to rebuild my credit score. My VantageScore is about 750, and my FICO is about 690. I want to use a credit card for monthly expenses, then pay it off each month to show that I'm reliable. I would like to earn air miles. Which card do you recommend? A: You've got a [...]

I want a free gift for my credit card application. Which credit cards offer the best free gifts?

Competition does wonders for consumers. Think back a few years ago, to the height of the financial crisis. Banks had little money to lend, even to the point of cancelling accounts for long-time cardholders. It's great, then, to see so many lenders loading up their credit card offers with significant signup bonuses. According to Mintel Comperemedia [...]

Southwest's new reward plan sucks. What's the best replacement for Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus credit card?

Question: Southwest's new reward plan sucks. Earning flights on the old system is much better than the new system. The old system worked well for me. What's the best replacement for Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus credit card? Answer: Tell me how you really feel. I get the impression you're holding something back. OK, seriously, sorry [...]

I have an employee who travels a lot. This means that he is always renting hotel rooms and renting cars and eating at restaurants. What card gives discounts on hotels and cars or gives the best rewards.

Q: I have an employee who travels a lot. This means that he is always renting hotel rooms and renting cars and eating at restaurants. What card gives discounts on hotels and cars or gives the best rewards. A: Plenty of airline credit cards and affinity programs can help you stretch your travel budget. But I [...]

How do you rate U.S. Airways credit cards?

Question: How do you rate U.S. Airways credit cards? Answer: Like all airline credit cards, there are pluses and minuses. If you frequently fly on U.S. Airways, the pluses might outweigh the minuses for you. Let's take a look at the U.S. Airways Premier World MasterCard, which is issued by Barclays. Here are the pluses: You get [...]

How do I find out how many miles I have on my US Airways Visa travel rewards card?

Question: How do I find out how many miles I have on my US Airways Visa travel rewards card? Answer: Your best bet is to contact your card issuer. There should be a number for their customer service on your monthly statement or on the back of your card. They are the only ones who [...]

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