I’m a United fan, but after recent events I don’t think I’m gonna be flying United any more. I’ve got a MileagePlus credit card, but I don’t know what to do with it. Any advice?
Answered on Monday, January 9th, 2017 by
Amy Miller

United is a member of Star Alliance, so all Star Alliance members are its partners. Unless you want to lose earned miles, transfer them to one of the partners, for example, Air Canada. There is a fee of $7.50 for each 500 miles and $30 per transaction, but it’s better than losing miles altogether or let them expire.

If you don’t want the situation to repeat with another airline, get a credit card that lets you earn miles. You may consider applying for the Discover it® Miles credit card. This card comes with unlimited 1.5 miles on all purchases and with the fist year miles match – all the miles you’ve earned will be matched at the end of your first year. For example, if you earn 30,000 miles, you get 60,000 miles. Miles do not expire and you can redeem them for any flight, hotel stay, cruise and other travel expenses.

If you have a balance on the MileagePlus card, transfer it to a 0% balance transfer card and pay it off with no interest.

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