Archive for the 'Airline Credit Cards' Category

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card (Review)

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card is one of my favorite rewards credit cards. Actually, there are several Southwest branded cards offered by Chase, but this review is focused on the one called the “Premier” card.

To fully appreciate the value of this card, it’s necessary to understand how the Southwest Rapid Rewards program works. Unlike most frequent flyer programs, which charge a fixed number of miles for a round trip flight (e.g. 25,000 miles for a round trip domestic flight), Southwest does things a bit differently.

With Southwest Rapid Rewards, the number of points you need is tied directly to the cost of the ticket. This is important, because Read the rest of this entry »

Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard (Review)

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Welcome to my review of the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard.

I have to admit there’s a soft spot in my heart for the American AAdvantage frequent flyer program. After all, when American Airlines started their AAdvantage program way back in 1981, it was the only one of its kind. Today, we can enjoy the benefits of loyalty programs from all of the major airlines and hotel chains, and these loyalty programs can all be traced back to the success of the American AAdvantage program.

American AAdvantage was also a pioneer in allowing its members to use credit cards to earn miles in the program, and it has a long-running partnership with CitiBank in offering a variety of credit cards that earn miles in the AAdvantage program. This review is specifically about the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard.

This particular card is one of the “best of the best” in the Read the rest of this entry »