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Travel Goal Beginning

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Penguin1996, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Penguin1996

    Penguin1996 New Member

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    Dear Lucky/Forum,

    I am a longtime traveler who has never been in the mileage game, racking up 100k Singapore Airline miles through traveling with loved ones and being able to fly business/first class on SIA is a great experience. However, I no longer want my everyday spend to go unrewarded.

    What are the best cards to hold in your wallet if your travel goals are to fly premium cabins if you only travel twice a year? And What's the best type of card to hold if you want to keep cards to a minimum?
     
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  2. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    I'd start up top with the Beginners Guide: https://onemileatatime.com/whats-the-point/

    Assuming you're based in the US and if you dont want that many cards, it'll probably be most beneficial to you if you hold a card with transferable points - Amex, Chase, Citi, Capital One, Barclay's and Marriott. Most of these have transfers to SIA, and they all have a good collection of airline partners.

    Given that you're only traveling twice a year, it'd probably be best to concentrate on earning with one or two programs and not diversifying too much.
     
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  3. Penguin1996

    Penguin1996 New Member

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    I am based in the US for 2-3 more years but that could change. I am not very very smart, and I did read the beginners guide, which is why I asked for guidance. I am honored that you've answered my question. Which card do you specifically recommend? Venture?
     
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    Penguin1996 New Member

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    I have a great credit score, what would you recommend to start with?
     
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    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Chase and Barclays are the most sensitive to inquiries so that would probably be a good place to start.
     
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  6. Penguin1996

    Penguin1996 New Member

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    which chase and which barclay?
     
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  7. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    Generally, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a good place to start, and you can supplement with the Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cards.
     
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