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Are cash back cards the new airline cards?

The new Air France KLM credit card launched the other day, and I wrote that the card isn’t particularly exciting. A few years back, I probably would have thought that an airline credit card offering 1.5 miles per dollar was something special — but these days, every transferable currency has a card that earns an equal or better return (and in the case of Air France, they happen to be transfer partners with everyone). Then…

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United snubs my Gogo passes. Discover It Miles to the rescue

Discover It Miles rebatees United Wi-Fi

Last week I flew to Colorado in First Class on United Airlines.  I paid for the flight with Singapore Airlines miles — for a few reasons.  The primary reason, for me, was that I had Singapore miles that would otherwise expire later this year.  That said, Singapore would have been a good choice anyway.  For First Class domestic flights they charge just 20,000 miles one-way (United charges 25,000 miles) and, unlike United, there are no…

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