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<<Does anyone else have experience with these cards? Are they worth the fee? The guy on the phone when I applied told me that they won't erase the fee no matter what. Any thoughts, advice?>>

In my previous post, I had explained what I do with my Citibank American Airlines Visa. It seems your case is a bit different.

No matter what any guy on the phone tells you, their not going to want to let you go simply because of that fee. However, it has to behoove them to want to keep you, and therefore to waive the fee.

In my case, I have huge activity on the card, charging anything possible, and then just paying the balance each month. It wouldn't pay them to lose a customer like this simply for $50 a year. But my guess is putting your rent on the card is not enough to get you this fee waived. You have the right idea though. If you are able to rack up enough miles to get yourself a free trip now and then, it's worth it to just eat that fee. But make sure you will be getting the trips out of it. If you end up paying the fee, and still not having enough miles for your needs, then it's not worth it.

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