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Author: branmin Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308782  
Subject: Diners Club? Date: 10/3/2003 10:33 PM
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I may have just made a mistake by asking for this card. Wanted it mainly for the airmiles that you can transfer to Virgin Airlines and possibly British Airways and since what I have been using for some time restricts me entirely to American Airlines, I felt this might be appropriate to use as a business card and therfore accumulate a sustantial amount of miles and use the airlines as mentioned above.(particularly Virgin) But it just occurred to me that I don't believe that Diners Club is master card or visa affilliated and many business establishments(particularly wholesalers whom I use) would not accept it.
Am I correct in thinking this to be so?
TIA.
Bran.

p.s. It appears that Diners offer up to 60 days interest free credit and offers 24,000 miles as an incentive to join...............if I am correct, any other card that comes close that would suffice?
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Author: n8larson Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Ticker Guide Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 171048 of 308782
Subject: Re: Diners Club? Date: 10/3/2003 11:07 PM
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No, Diner's Club is a separate kind of card, and can't be substituted for a VISA/MC. Yes, you're correct that many merchants won't accept it. Just about the only places you can be sure it'll be accepted are restaurants and gas stations. I always thought the other knock on Diner's Club was their big annual fee. That'd turn me off right there.

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Author: Camptown One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 171061 of 308782
Subject: Re: Diners Club? Date: 10/4/2003 7:21 AM
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Diners Club is separate from Visa and Mastercard. More akin to American Express. I have used a corporate Diners Club card for several years for all my travel needs and rarely had a problem with the card being accepted. I travel extensively both domestically and internationally.

I use it primarily for airlines, rail lines, hotels, rental cars, restaurants, ATMs (to obtain foreign currency),taxis and entertainment.

Diners Club is not a shopping card however and you will find that many retailers do not accept it.

Camptown

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Author: branmin Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 171066 of 308782
Subject: Re: Diners Club? Date: 10/4/2003 12:10 PM
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Thx........Once had a site that listed all the credit cards which offered airmiles and who they were affiliated with, but can't find it anymore. Need therefore a visa/master card that gives at least 30 days interest free credit and can be transferred to Virgin Airlines and if you can find one that has no charges, buy you a cyber drink?

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