Last month AMEX and Continental parted
ways. This is a big blow to those with AMEX points as Continental was
one of the best partners for obtaining award seats internationally. I
have been asked by many clients as to what credit card I would recommend
as an alternative.
Chase now offers the Sapphire Preferred
credit card that allows you to transfer points instantly to
United/Continental/BA and Marriott on a 1:1 ratio. This is a good option
to earn airline miles and Marriott Rewards from the same card. Plus you
get 50,000 points when you enroll.