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  1. Brian
    Brian at |

    This is nothing new to me. I have always espoused my preference for cash rebate credit cards versus airline frequent flier loyalty program credit cards for a variety of reasons:
    http://www.flyertalk.com/the-gate/blog/12492-bigcrumbs-site-wide-sale-my-musings-about-free-rebates-and-cash-earning-credit-cards.html
    …and with the perceived negative changes to frequent flier loyalty programs in general which have been implemented this year alone, it only bolsters the argument for a cash rebate credit card as a preference, in my opinion.

  2. DW
    DW at |

    I have to agree with this. Personally, I’m currently sitting on over $400k FF miles across different programs, and I am never able to use them for two reasons:
    1) It’s hard to find award availability in advance nowadays, and I tend to need to book leisure travel a few months ago; and
    2) I’m still playing the elite game on AA, so usually I NEED the elite qualifying miles
    I’m strictly using either hotel co-branded cards or straight up cash back cards these days.

  3. RJ Brown
    RJ Brown at |

    Very interesting and informative…….it is interesting that no mention is made of the Chase BA card……….thanks for posting……..