Foreign Transaction FeesAs you may have read, I replaced my AMEX with the Chase Continental card. The main reason I left AMEX was because their partnership with Continental Airlines expired and I couldn’t use it to get into lounges in the future or use the miles towards airline tickets.

So I got myself the top of the line Continental Airlines Presidents Plus Card. I have access to the lounges, I accrue miles for money spent, heck I get a lot of miles with this card – so that is working out well.

But what are the major issues I have had with this card? Most have to do with international travel. I heard some reports of issues about this, so when I applied for the card I asked about this. The person at Chase said that this card is an airline card and designed specifically for international travel.

But that is not true! I had a few issues with international use of this card.

(1) Chase locked the card because they saw international spend. Heck, I told them I was traveling and they locked it anyway. It is upsetting to use the card and it be rejected without reason. It worked out eventually but I had to call and verify stuff I told them when I first opened up the card.

(2) Foreign Transaction Fees: With my American Express I don’t think I ever had a fee for using my credit card overseas. But with my Continental Airlines credit card, a card designed specifically for international use, I had tons of fees for using my credit card overseas. I am not too upset but it just seems illogical.

Those are my main issues with this new credit card to-date.

Website Comments

  1. Travis Mcculley
    Reply

    We would also like to mention that most individuals who find themselves without having health insurance usually are students, self-employed and those that are unemployed. More than half with the uninsured are really under the age of Thirty five. They do not really feel they are wanting health insurance simply because they’re young and healthy. Their particular income is generally spent on houses, food, and entertainment. A lot of people that do represent the working class either whole or as a hobby are not provided insurance by their work so they get along without with the rising valuation on health insurance in the United States. Thanks for the suggestions you talk about through this web site.

Post a comment