October 10, 2006 7:30 AM
Key Benefits Of Frequent Flier Credit Cards
Traveling by airplane may be a benefit to you in the form of frequent flyer cards should you decide to go this route. If you are someone who flies often frequent flyer cards are an excellent thing to consider. These cards are credit cards that not only help you with purchases but also will give you even more incentive to use them by helping you with your flying needs. These cards can even save you big money if you really use it to your advantage.
Okay, so how exactly do these cards work? Well the way they usually work is that you will earn miles for what you spend; the more you spend the more miles you can rack up. These miles can be used on your next flight. Get enough and you can end up with a free flight. These miles are usually instead of cash back or bonus points and are usually the way to go when it comes to those who fly often. These cards can save those who fly a lot tons of money on tickets and can be well worth it.
As you can see those who benefit the most from frequent flyer cards are those who fly the most. This benefit can be well worth the money you spend on the credit card, because not only do you have a credit line to use, but every time you use it you can earn more miles and save money this way as well. You are basically getting money back in the form of a free ticket or discounted ticket for every purchase when you use these cards.
So how do you get frequent flyer cards exactly? These types of cards are just as easy to apply for as any other credit card. Offers for these can be found just as readily as any other online or in the mail. Sometimes if you already have a credit card, you should check with customer service to see if they offer cards or if the benefits of them can be applied to the one you already have.
Frequent flyer cards can be used anywhere any other credit card can. The only difference is that when you use it you are earning miles towards your next flight and this is an excellent incentive to get you to use the card as often as possible. Most major card companies offer these types of cards or plans that will allow miles to be earned.
Annual fees and percentage rates will still apply to cards as they do to regular cards so you should still shop around before getting one to find the best deal. Once again making sure you pay off your balance as fast as possible will allow you to keep using your frequent flyer card uninterrupted.
As with any credit card you need to be very careful about giving out the information on it. In the end those who fly a lot will definitely find it a huge benefit in getting flyer cards and earning miles towards free flights in return.Source: EZine
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