Bag yourself free travel simply by spending on your credit card. But select your card carefully as only some offer air miles, and some are more generous than others. According to Travel the Globe For Less, the best options are:
- American Express Gold or Platinum cards both offer bonus points at sign-up, and then generous points per £1 spend which can be transferred to travel if booked through AMEX travel. The card fee is waived in year one, so go elsewhere or be prepared to fork out in year two (£450 for the Platinum card!).
- British Airways American Express Premium Card offers generous points and a companion voucher when you spend £10,000 in a year, meaning you get to take a friend! Some people are turned off by the £175 fee and would prefer a Visa or Mastercard option.
- Virgin Atlantic Credit Card rewards 5,000 Flying Club miles after the first purchase, then 0.75 miles per £1 spent. No annual fee but the companion voucher is not as generous as BA.