I am thinking to apply for Spirit Airlines credit card but heard they charge fees for miles redemptions, is that true?
Answered on Friday, June 5th, 2015 by
Amy Miller

Yes, there are situations when Spirit credit card holders are charged redemption fees on top of any taxes or fees associated with flight. When you use your miles for an award flight within less than 180 days, you will be charged a redemption fee. The amount of this fee varies depending on how close the flight date to the redemption date and ranges between $15 and $100. If you do not want to pay the redemption fees then you should either book your flight as far in advance as possible or choose another card. For example, a travel rewards credit card which is not tied to a particular airline won’t charge you redemption fees.

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LifeMiles, the loyalty program of Star Alliance member airline Avianca, allows to earn and buy thousands of miles. Avianca’s program is very flexible as you can combine miles and cash when purchasing award flights. Using LifeMiles is a way to get Star Alliance Business award space. Avianca doesn’t impose fuel surcharges on award tickets.

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You can get the Discover It Miles credit card. It will allow you to earn 1.5 miles on all your purchases and then redeem them for flights with any airline, including KLM. The card does not have a traditional sign up bonus. However, all miles you earn during the first year of your card membership […]

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