FAQ on Travel Rewards Credit Cards

British Airways Visa Signature® Credit Card

How many miles/points do I need? Most airlines’ rewards programs require 25,000 reward miles/points to get a free roundtrip flight within the continental U.S. How much does a reward flight actually cost? We’ve seen redemption fees as low as $2.50 each way up to a few hundred dollars, with most fees totaling less than $75 for both [...]

How Long Does It Take to Get a Cheap Flight from a Travel Rewards Credit Card?

Rainbow Over Auckland from Airplane

One of the questions I get asked most often is, “How far in advance of my trip do I need to apply for a travel rewards credit card?” Or, “I want to book a trip this week. Do I have time to use your credit card miles method?” These are important answers to know because nearly-free, [...]

How to Determine the Best Airline Credit Card for You

Flying Over Miami FL

When deciding which travel rewards programs and airline credit cards to sign up for, you don’t necessarily want to pick your favorite brands. You should determine which brands are likely to earn you the most free travel. If you don’t plan to travel more than once or twice per year, it’s even more important to start out by focusing [...]

Airline Miles Award Redemption Charts

American Airlines Awards Chart

On this page, we’ve compiled links to several major airlines’ and airline alliances’ award redemption charts so you can compare the difference in how many miles you need to travel to the same destination on different airlines. Your goal is to determine the least amount of miles needed to get where you want to go. [...]

The Best Airline Credit Cards, Right Now

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard for American Airlines

Last updated: November 30, 2015 Imagine that three months from today, you are booking a nearly-free, roundtrip flight anywhere in the continental U.S. If you spend the next five minutes reading this page and taking action, you will already be halfway to booking that dream vacation! Myths Some people think you have to be a [...]