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Credit Cards Is it worth it to get a travel credit card as an international student?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Heinman, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Heinman

    Heinman Reader

    I am a frequent long haul flyer, that usually, just go online and look for the cheapest flights I can find. I am a international student that lives in South Africa and studies in the United States. I have flown different airlines every time - Emirates, Delta, United, Lufthansa, British Airways and South African Airways. All of them to and from South Africa. I am looking to save some more on flights. What credit card would be the best fit for me?

    1) are there any other ways I can save some money on flights?
    2) do airlines offer Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals on international flights?
  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a US Social Security Number? It's much easier to get a US credit card if you have one. Also, do you have another credit card or record of payments that might be used to establish a credit history?
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  3. Heinman

    Heinman New Member

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    No I do not have a SSN. I however have a Mastercard cheque card and do frequently pay rent.
  4. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, you will need a US SSN or TIN to get a US credit card. Some airlines do offer black friday deals but I don't think there is a consistent pattern.