easyJet's Iannos Stelios has just launched a new airmiles credit card for his budget airline, and if you're a frequent easyJet traveler, it may be a useful way for you to get free travel.
In a co-venture with Citibank, easyJet's credit card gives you 3 miles for each £1 spent on easyJet (i.e. about per each $2), and is the first miles credit card for a budget airline. Unfortunately, miles aren't as generous when money's spent elsewhere but on easyJet. Each mile on the card is worth 1 penny (2 cents), and unlike other airmiles cards, the miles are counted as credits against ticket purchase prices. This means that a balance of 3,000 miles will give you a £30 discount on your next easyJet airfare ticket purchase.
The www.Choose.net website has a fuller easyJet credit card review, which is worth reading for more details. They will also give you a chance to compare air mile credit cards issued by UK suppliers. The site is worth a browse to check on other credit card offers available, while they are financially dangerous (and interest payment can easily cut into your travel budget!), they can also be used to get free money if you know what to do, such as the practice called Stoozing.
I have to say that this credit card does hold it's own against others, such as Citibank's own American Airmiles card, as UK travelers are usually getting short shrift from their cards. As a bonus, if you spend £250 on the card within the first 3 months, you'll get a 4,000 miles credit on your card, worth £40 at easyJet. Because the easyJet credit card is backed by Citi, you get all the usual Citi add-ons like online account management and online fraud guarantee with active fraud protection.
If nothing else, it could be worth taking out the card, put a big purchase on it, and then never use it again. In other words, £40 worth of free travel!
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