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The U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold Amex card is a great basic travel card. You will earn 5 points on many travel purchases, 3 points on dining, 2 points on airline and gas, and 1 point everywhere else. Benfits include Global Entry or TSA Precheck, no foreign transaction fees, complimentary Boingo Wifi, and more.
- Good credit needed
- US Bank will usually pull your Experian credit report
- If you frequently apply for credit cards, first freeze your IDA/ARS bureaus before applying for a US Bank credit card
- You can check your application status by calling 1 800 947 1444
- If declined you can call 1 800 685 7680 and ask to speak to the credit card reconsideration department
No foreign transaction fee.
Get a $25 credit towards airline incidental fees for overweight baggage fees, seat upgrades, etc. when you book a round trip flight with your FlexPerks points.
Get up to a $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check every 5 years.
Receive complimentary Boingo Wifi membership for over 1M Wifi hotspot worldwide.