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It can be confusing because the card has a range of benefits. Some benefits, such as earning two AAdvantage miles per dollar on American Airlines purchases, only occur when using the card to purchase the ticket. Other benefits, such as priority boarding and one checked bag free, occur just because you are a cardholder, regardless of how you paid for the ...


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Credit card numbers are nation specific. The first numbers of the CC number indicate the country where the card originates from. While a french card might work perfectly well in real life, in some case it doesn't online. I have a similar issue with my Dutch credit card, while I live in Belgium, so Belgian address, with a CC with a Dutch number (I do work ...


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For most retailers you can still pay with a card that only has a magnetic strip. However, there are a couple of caveats to that. As previously mentioned, some automated systems, such as at petrol stations or transit ticket machines, may reject these cards, which will mean you might have to use manned sale points. Technically, if they accept Visa or ...


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I was in Scotland this summer, and my American cards worked in every ATM (with PIN) and every establishment (with signature) where I tried them. Sometimes I had to remind the clerk to use the swipe on the side of the terminal instead of inserting the card. My only failures, not on this trip, were in France, at an automated parking garage exit and in the ...


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When paying for a purchase, be sure to make the cashier aware that you are using a U.S. style credit card which requires them to swipe the card and for you to sign for the purchase. Although U.S. style credit cards are no longer issued in the United Kingdom and Ireland, most cash registers are still equipped to process transactions this way. You may, ...



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