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If you’re lucky enough to travel to or from the exotic continent of Africa and you’re flying with Delta Air Lines, checking in for your flight has one odd requirement — you must have the credit card you booked with in order to check in. This requirement’s enforced by Delta to protect the cardholder from fraud. TPG himself traveled to Accra, Ghana, over the summer for an event with PeaceJam and luckily, he had his credit card that he booked with. Similarly, you’d also need your credit card even if you booked an award ticket and just paid for the taxes and fees with the card.
If you’ve saved up your Delta SkyMiles and are treating someone else to an award ticket — or even if you’re buying a revenue ticket for them — make sure to use their credit card since they’ll need it in their name in order to fly. Check out TPG’s full experience to see what it’s like to fly this route.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards