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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.
With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.
- 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®
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
- 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 travel 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