What will happen to airline credit cards?

by hardy_langosh , in category: Credit Cards , 3 years ago

I have one where I get perks and free millage and I just heard that a lot of them are going belly up because of the virus. Many will be filing for bankruptcy. What will become of my card - the debts and rewards?

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5 answers


by jerald , 3 years ago

That is a good question. I don't have any of these kinds of cards to worry about such a thing but I will look into it for you. If I find anything, I will report back!


by ramiro , 3 years ago

From what I read, some will be transfer over to another holder or they will be dropped. So in other words, because of the bankruptcy, you will lose out on your miles, perks, and so on. Glad I never signed up for one of these cards!


by lavinia , 3 years ago

I don't think any places closed yet, at least not that I am aware of. I am sure they will announce what will happen if/when the time comes so don't worry too much about it.

by trever_romaguera , 3 years ago

Last I heard, the airlines will be fine, at lease the major ones that offer airline credit and have agreements with credit companies. Nothing to worry about until the news hits about them filing.

by ophelia_rice , 3 years ago

---> https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/01/delta-american-and-united-what-happens-to-airline-points-in-a-pandemic.html

That is the most recent story on the subject and it was from the beginning of June. Nothing new has been said but you can at least get an idea of what could happen.