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Most folks stick to airline credit cards that are associated with their main frequent flyer programs. American Airlines loyalists go for the or the. If you’re a Delta flyer, you probably want to use a card that boosts your SkyMiles account and offers the potential to earn Medallion Qualification Miles toward elite status based on […]

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As with airfares, the number of miles or points needed to book a frequent-flyer award seat will vary day by day. I recommend calling the awards desk rather than going online to search availability. Last year I was looking for business-class award seats on British Airways and found none online, but when I spoke to someone on the phone there were lots of options. That said, American was offering, on its app but not on its website, “online only” business and first-class awards at greatly reduced mileage, so it’s a good idea to try both methods. Check multiple times before committing.

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