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    • JGB1955
    • By JGB1955 23rd May 19, 8:21 AM
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    Sorting by 'lowest APR' gives a better result
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    • 23rd May 19, 8:23 AM
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    Sorting by 'lowest APR' gives a better result
    Originally posted by JGB1955
    But AMEX is an award winning card for travel!
    • shiny76
    • By shiny76 23rd May 19, 9:16 AM
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    But AMEX is an award winning card for travel!
    Originally posted by beany_bot
    To be fair it doesn't say what it won an award for
    • 2ilent8cho
    • By 2ilent8cho 23rd May 19, 9:27 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 9:27 AM
    It is a travel credit card, you collect Avios points. I have the premium version of that card and it is the best travel rewards card on the market. So i am missing what your point is?

    For example i have booked a First Class return to New York using this card in March and i got another First Class with BA return for FREE (just had to pay Tax and Surcharge). If i book it cash on the same flight it comes out at 6000. Name me another travel credit card that can give you a reward worth thousands every year?
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    • 23rd May 19, 9:30 AM
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    • 23rd May 19, 9:30 AM
    It is a travel credit card, you collect Avios points. I have the premium version of that card and it is the best travel rewards card on the market. So i am missing what your point is?
    Originally posted by 2ilent8cho
    Yes, yes you are. It's supposed to be a list of best cards to use while travelling. not just "booking flights". I have this card also, and I wouldn't dream of using it abroad. It's the worst card I have to use abroad.

    It specifically says on the page "With the right credit card you can avoid sneaky overseas card charges".

    Not with that AMEX you cant!
    • 2ilent8cho
    • By 2ilent8cho 23rd May 19, 9:32 AM
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    Yes, yes you are. It's supposed to be a list of best card to use while travelling. not just "booking flights". I have this card also, and I wouldn't dream of using it abroad. It's the worst card I have to use abroad.
    Originally posted by beany_bot
    You use airlines to travel so it fits under the travel category.
    • PRAISETHESUN
    • By PRAISETHESUN 23rd May 19, 10:02 AM
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    I wonder how much Amex paid to win that award...
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 23rd May 19, 10:28 AM
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    Yes, yes you are. It's supposed to be a list of best cards to use while travelling. not just "booking flights". I have this card also, and I wouldn't dream of using it abroad. It's the worst card I have to use abroad.

    It specifically says on the page "With the right credit card you can avoid sneaky overseas card charges".
    Originally posted by beany_bot
    You're quoting very selectively there, what about the rest of that sentence?
    With the right credit card you can avoid sneaky overseas card charges while spending abroad, or earn airline reward points before you go. Compare credit cards from seven companies that are useful for travel, holidays and frequent flyers.
    • Terry Towelling
    • By Terry Towelling 23rd May 19, 8:07 PM
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    Name me another travel credit card that can give you a reward worth thousands every year?
    Originally posted by 2ilent8cho

    Somebody else's?
    • Ben8282
    • By Ben8282 23rd May 19, 8:13 PM
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    For example i have booked a First Class return to New York using this card in March and i got another First Class with BA return for FREE (just had to pay Tax and Surcharge). If i book it cash on the same flight it comes out at 6000. Name me another travel credit card that can give you a reward worth thousands every year?
    Originally posted by 2ilent8cho
    Yes that may well be so. But how many people actually book full fare First Class tickets? Such passengers usually fall into the don't care about the price because employer is paying category or the too rich to really care category. To obtain this 'reward' worth thousands you actually have to spend thousands first. I am assuming that what you got here was a free companion ticket on some sort of Amex offer rather than sufficient Avios for you to actually obtain a second ticket of equal value to the first.
    I agree with the OP on this one, In both the sense of what is generally understood on this forum by 'travel credit card' as opposed to 'rewards credit card' and in the sense of avoiding sneaky overseas card charges, this is NOT the top travel credit card.
    Last edited by Ben8282; 23-05-2019 at 8:23 PM.
    • Ergates
    • By Ergates 24th May 19, 12:03 PM
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    I agree with the OP on this one, In both the sense of what is generally understood on this forum by 'travel credit card' as opposed to 'rewards credit card' and in the sense of avoiding sneaky overseas card charges, this is NOT the top travel credit card.
    Originally posted by Ben8282
    That might be what people think of first by "Travel credit card", but if you read what it says at the top of the USwitch page (in the screenshot) it's pretty clear that they have a broader definition - i.e. including cards that give travel rewards with normal spending.

    It would be fairly trivial to sort through the returned list to find the "type" of travel card you're looking for.

    Maybe USwitch could split them into "Cards to use abroad" and "Cards that give you travel reward points". But then again, maybe they figured having too many categories would be more confusing in the long run. Swings/Roundabouts.
    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 24th May 19, 12:21 PM
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    Or maybe people could just do what no one does and read the small print
    • Ergates
    • By Ergates 24th May 19, 2:12 PM
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    Or maybe people could just do what no one does and read the small print
    Originally posted by Gary_Dexter
    That's crazy talk!
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