Am I the last man standing that still has a Diners Club card? I keep it because:
- Primary collision damage waiver on rental cars (United Explorer has that, too).
- It’s chip and PIN, not that I’ve ever actually needed that. It doesn’t waive foreign currency transaction fees, so I don’t want to use it outside the U.S.
- You can’t apply for one. I guess that makes me not want to cancel, somehow.
- Obscure transfer partners – like EVA Airways, SAS, South African, and Thai. You never know when you might need that! (Though, to date, I haven’t except for South African many years ago.)
This used to be a great card, with two full billing cycles to pay and a restaurant savings program that morphed into iDine Prime (how crazy is it that Diners Club no longer has any dining benefits?).
They also regularly ran a 100% bonus on transfers to British Airways. So this isn’t that. But it’s still a bonus —
The US Diners Club Club Rewards program is offering a 30% bonus on transfers between June 1 and July 31.
Other decent transfer options (with no current bonus) include Aeroplan, Alaska Airlines, Korean Air, and Delta.
Hit the comments to show your pride if you still carry Diners Club!