Yes, there is a Discover card that offers flight deals. With the Discover it Miles credit card you can earn 1.5 miles per $1 spent on all purchases. Miles can be redeemed at 1 cent each for airfare and other travel purchases posted to your account within the last 180 days. Discover even doubles all miles earned in the first year you own the card. So, if you earn 25,000 miles in the first 12 months, for example, you get 25,000 bonus miles on your first account anniversary.
If you’re flying internationally, Discover it Miles and all other Discover cards do not charge a foreign transaction fee. This means you’ll avoid paying up to 3% extra on any international purchases, either in-person or online. But it’s worth noting that Discover cards don’t have the high global acceptance rates of Visa and Mastercard credit cards. So you could run into trouble if it’s your only travel option.
You will need 100 Discover miles for every $1 of the flight’s cost. Discover miles are worth 1 cent each when redeemed for airfare. So, if a flight costs $500, you will need to redeem 50,000 points to cover the entire cost of the ticket. You can only earn Discover miles when you use the Discover it Miles card. It offers 1.5 miles per $1 spent on all purchases.… read full answer
Keep in mind that you can redeem miles toward part of the cost of a flight and pay the rest in cash. To redeem miles for a credit toward a flight, log in to your online account and select “Rewards”, and then click on “Redeem Miles”. After that, select “Reimburse Travel”. You’ll see the number of miles you’ve earned and their value in U.S. dollars. The number of miles you apply will be deducted from the cost of the purchase. To redeem by phone, call the number on the back of your Discover it® Miles card. Follow the voice prompts to redeem or tell a customer service agent you want to redeem miles. You can redeem miles to pay for any travel purchase from the past 180 days. But keep in mind that you can only redeem miles in 10,000 increments.
In addition to flights, other redemption options include hotel rooms, bus tours, cruises, car rentals and more. You can also redeem miles for a statement credit or Amazon.com and PayPal purchases. Miles are always worth 1 cent, regardless of which redemption method you choose.
You can redeem Discover miles for cash (as a direct deposit) travel credit, or Amazon.com and PayPal purchases. The value of Discover miles is the same across all redemption methods. There’s also no minimum number of miles needed to redeem, and Discover will credit your account with any unused miles when you close the account or if you don’t use your card for 18 consecutive months.… read full answer
To redeem Discover miles online, log in to your Discover.com account and click "Ways to Redeem." Then select Travel Purchases, Miles as Cash, or Amazon.com as your redemption method. If redeeming by phone, call (800) 347-2683 and follow the voice prompts. You can also connect to a customer service representative for assistance with redeeming miles.
Here is how to redeem Discover miles:
Redeem for cash or statement credit: You can redeem miles for cash back as a direct deposit to your bank account or as statement credit that goes toward your credit card bills.
Apply miles toward travel: You can get travel credits to cover at least part of the cost of travel purchases (airfare or hotels) made in the last 180 days. You can select any purchase coded as travel and “erase” its cost with your earned miles. Eligible travel purchases include airfare, hotel bookings, purchases made through online travel sites, and others. Airbnb rentals, taxicab and limousine rides, Uber and Lyft rides, and more are also covered.
Pay with rewards: You can use your miles directly at Amazon.com and through PayPal to pay for purchases. Simply link your Discover it Miles card to your Amazon.com account, then link your rewards by following the instructions. From the Amazon.com checkout page, under “Payment Method,” there is an option to apply miles toward your purchase. It also lists the number of miles you have available. For PayPal purchases, visit the PayPal website to link your Discover it Miles card to your account.
The Discover it Miles card is the only way you can earn Discover miles. It offers 1.5 miles per $1 spent on all purchases. Plus, Discover matches all miles you earn in the first year. To find out the number of miles you have to redeem, check the first page of your monthly statement, under "Miles Available to Redeem." You’ll also see the available balance online at the top of your account page.
The best Discover travel card is the Discover it® Miles because it offers unlimited 1.5 miles per $1 spent on all purchases. Discover also matches all miles earned during the first year. Discover miles are worth 1 cent each (regardless of the redemption option), and cardholders can use their miles to pay for any travel purchase made with the card. Cardholders can also book travel accommodations on Discover’s travel portal using miles, with no blackout dates or restrictions. Plus, Discover it Miles has a $0 annual fee and a 0% foreign transaction fee.… read full answer
Discover it® chrome is another good Discover travel card, especially for road-trippers. It offers 2% cash back on $1,000 spent at gas stations and restaurants each quarter, plus 1% back on all other purchases and a first-year rewards match. Discover it chrome also has a $0 annual fee and a 0% foreign fee.
All Discover cards can be useful for travel. That’s because Discover is one of the few issuers to not charge foreign transaction fees on any credit cards.
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