Airlines credit cards for cashless payments

You can book online tickets for yourself and/or others. In order to receive your boarding card at you may be asked to present the credit card that was used to purchase the tickets together with your passport (or some other document with your photo), otherwise boarding will be denied.

You can pay for your tickets not only in cash online but also with credit cards, for example Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard.

The credit card is validated at the time of reservation and the purchase amount is transferred within 48 hours from reservation.

You can book online tickets for yourself and/or others. In order to receive your boarding card at you may be asked to present the credit card that was used to purchase the tickets together with your passport (or some other document with your photo), otherwise boarding will be denied.

Besides the widely known Visa and Euro/Mastercard there is a large number of other credit cards that can be used to book or purchase a ticket.

Southwest Airlines Credit Card is a reputable giant in the world of air travel. The benefits of the Southwest Airlines credit card include four bonus rewards points after your initial purchase, two reward dollars for each dollar spent on Southwest Airlines purchases, one reward dollar for each dollar spend on other purchases, and additional rewards credits on balance transfers. The Southwest Airlines credit card offers a really competitive annual percentage rate. You can also enjoy features such as free travel accident insurance, auto rental insurance, low annual fees, and easy application methods.

Top Bank Air Miles Cards

Capital One MilesOne Card. Here you'll find five different cards. Choose based on your income and ability to pay off balances each month. This Virginia-based bank gives one mile for every dollar spent, up to a limit of $10,000 per month. The card provides two big bonuses: the APR is a relatively-low 9.9%, and the annual fee is $19.

Wachovia WorldPoints offers redemption options beginning with just 2500 miles.

National City FirstAir The offer here claims no blackout dates, and miles may be applied to cruises and other travel products. This card requires a $29 USD annual fee and 9.9 fixed APR.

Provident Bank Travel Plus This offering is a $29 per year fee and no-interest introductory APR for up to six months. Mileage earnings are capped at 8,000 per month and 60,000 per year. Provident lets you purchase hotel and car rentals.

 

Top Airline Credit Cards

Northwest Visa

Popular Visa choice, offered through U.S. Bank. The bank offers both "Platinum" and "Business" versions; the latter provides more detailed expense tracking services. You'll get 10,000 miles for signing up if you've never before carried the card. Annual fee is $55 Platinum and $90 for Business. Unlike many cards, this one allows you to earn miles beyond $10,000 USD/month. Past that limit, you get a mile for every $2/month spent. Northwest offers lots of options in Asia and Europe.

Delta American Express

American Express is welcomed worldwide but some budget travelers complain it is not as useful in their daily lives as a Visa card. Annual fee is $85. Not available in the state of Iowa.

American Airlines Citibank MasterCard

One of the few MasterCard choices available (Continental is the other). This one comes at two levels: "Platinum Select" and "Gold." You'll earn 7500 bonus miles for opening a new Platinum Select account, and 10,000 for the Gold account.

British Airways Visa Card

British Airways awards 15,000 miles the first time this card is used. Bank One is the issuing company. After a single-digit, five-month introductory APR, they'll charge you 12.99% APR for any unpaid balances. Annual fee: $75.

Many of the major airlines have teamed up with banks or credit card companies to offer frequent flier miles in exchange for purchases. If you decide on using a credit card to pay for your air travel, you have to make certain both the airline and the credit card will fit in with your needs.

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