We looked at a variety of air mile credit cards and their reviews, and found some good sites to compare air mile credit cards as well as other types of credit cards. To see the features of various plans and the cards themselves, you can view a credit card comparison between easyJet, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and other credit card travel reward plans.
One of the programs caught our eye — easyJet, Citibank’s new low-cost airline miles reward plan that offers some extra perks. The card rates are competitive enough (16.9% APR) with no annual fee. The earnings are among the highest with up to 3 miles earned for every £1 spent (depending upon where you spend), and a bonus of 4,000 miles is available if you spend £250 within the first 3 months.
The interesting feature of the easyJet card is the way in which miles are redeemed. Rather than saving miles until you finally have enough to take the flight you want, consumers can use the card any way they wish and, whenever they are ready to fly, purchase their ticket using the card. Any miles earned up to that point will be immediately rebated back to the cardholder as a savings off of the flight they purchase, so there is no need to wait.
You can read a full review of all the details in this credit card guide. Just click on the easyJet link and you can read a full description of the travelers that will benefit most from the card, and how to use it to its fullest advantage (as well as situations where you might want to use a different card) and how each use affects your mileage accrual.
Speaking of which, the credit card guide site is quite useful itself, especially since it analyzes the different types of features for each card and then tells you how to use the card to your best advantage, and which card would better serve you under specific circumstances. Just knowing how the foreign transfer fees interact with mileage accrual rates and how to find a good card for cash advances, for example, can save you money in the long run if you consider how you tend to use credit cards and select the right card for your personal needs.