Credit Cards are Big Business

I earn a plurality of my miles from credit card spending. And Inside Flyer has reported that more miles are earned nationwide from credit card spending than from flying (actual flight miles, not counting elite bonuses and other special promotions).

One indication of how big the credit card business is: the domain name CreditCards.com has been sold for $2.75 million.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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