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?
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. -n8
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
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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