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stud007
Posts: 68
Registered: ‎10-22-2010
Travelocity AMEX a gem of a card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!go for it

I applied for a travelocity amex in nov...instant decline ..called recon approved for $1000 after a review.( this one is the one with AF $39)

 

Get my $7500 bonus points= $100

 

Kept using the card heavily and pay in full every month. Fast forward to JAN 2012 called for CLI told them $1000 was not enough for a trip that was coming up.

 

A very generous lady listened to me and asked me how much i wanted , i said $5k , came back with $4500....i was delighted , only 2 months of use and a CLI.

 

Love barclays.

 

My points were already at 12,000 by then and in march made some bookings for my trips to europe maldives and India all through travelocity flights + hotels 

 

charged around $8000 had to book seperately as limit was not enough for one transaction. Got 40,000 posted in 2 days !!!!!!!!!

 

and a 20,000 bonus points for spending $4000 on travelocity.

 

On top of that got a $50 coupon from travelocity and a price match as one of my flights was cheaper on orbitz. Used their price match guarentee policy.

 

All in all i have had this card for 6 months and i have almost 75000 points almost close to $1500 worth.

 

This is probably the best travel card available on earth i would say. I dont understand why its listed among the top travel cards. Who gives you 10% back on your travel??

and if it isnt the best price for any flight or hotel they will price match and give you $50 back. travelocity CSR was very efficient and fast issuing the refund for the price match and points post in a couple days after it gets charged unlike other cards where it can take a billing cycle or month sometimes.

 

I would say $39 annual fee is completely worth it.

 

I would like to know from other members their experiences or what flaws this card has and if i am missing something. so far this card has proved gold to me i wont lie.

 

 

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Brusilov
Posts: 601
Registered: ‎01-04-2009
Re: Travelocity AMEX a gem of a card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!go for it

If I traveled more I'd be all over this card as I use them for probably 75% of my flights.  I check Orbitz and a few others for price comparison but usually they're more-or-less the same.

                    
    $17.3K          $500              $7K              $15K              $5K             $2300          $3200          $2000          $1500          $1000           $8100

Garden Since: 9.25.2013
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GST2008
Posts: 443
Registered: ‎03-22-2008
Re: Travelocity AMEX a gem of a card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!go for it

This card sounds like an amazing offer.  I haven't apped for a card in 3 years, but this is tempting :smileyhappy:  Does anybody know if there is a maximum amount of cards you can have with Barclays?  I already have two cards (Apple Visa and Carnival MC).  It would be nice to add their AMEX to the family as well with that kind of savings.


Current:
TU (5/14/14): 796 (Inquiries; 8/23/13)
EQ (3/23/14): 791 (Inquiries: 8/23/13)
EX (9/24/13): 780 (Inquiries: 7/2/12; 11/20/12; 7/30/13; 8/23/13)

Goals: No new inquiries for 2014, 800 for all CRs by 12/31/14