the Best credit card for QF points whilst living in USA ?

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TRS

Member since 25 Aug 2016

Total posts 11

the Best credit card for QF points whilst living in USA ?

ausJCP

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Aug 2014

Total posts 126

Hi TRS,

Most card rewards will be AAdvantage-centric schemes... How long is your intended stay in the US? (Permanent? Semi-permanent?)

Have you considered using the Qantas Cash facility attached to your membership card, with USD set as the default wallet currency?

Cheers!

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 193

As far as I know, you can only transfer money to a Qantas Cash card in Australian dollars which is then loaded to your preferred currency.  That'd mean that TRS, if he's transferring money from the US in US$, would have to convert it to AUD$ in a AUS bank account, and then suffer the Qantas Cash FX rate back to US$.

flyingvisit

BA

Member since 29 Jul 2016

Total posts 34

If you're planing to live in the USA and will have local bank accounts to establish a credit history,  then you'll be better placed to get a local credit card that offers its own membership rewards system.  

This can then be transferred to various airlines, but you'll need to check which carriers with each card.  The USA card industry is super competitive and they often have very attractive sign-up bonuses.  Google our friends at "One Mile at a Time" and/or "The points Guy," as are pretty good at keeping you posted and  analysing how best to leverage, similar to AusBT!   Then keep an AU card with QF for any AU spend that  is needed back here.  

*disclaimer on providing and following financial advice from a non accredited source etc etc   :-)) 

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

Some Australian credit cards will allow you to 'migrate' your card from one country to another to help get you started as you establish your credit history in a new country – AMEX and HSBC are two examples, so if you already have one of those cards, it could make sense to move your account to another country (where you'd choose a local card type in the local currency there).

TRS

Member since 25 Aug 2016

Total posts 11

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