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What travel (airline) CC will allow me to keep points and churn?

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I use the IHG CC for my hotels because my points are deposited into my IHG account and really aren't tired to the CC. So, when I cancel my CC, my points stay. Then I can get another and more bonus points after 24 months.

With the above, I'm looking to add to my card list and would like one that works like that for an airline. I'm planning ahead for future travel, and not planning on flying this year, but plan on a few trips in the coming years.

Chase Sapphire looks great, and I *think* I could transfer points/ miles out for free.

Any suggestion that fits that criteria would be great! Maybe IHG is the only one that works like that. I'm sure slick deals will know.
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I use the IHG CC for my hotels because my points are deposited into my IHG account and really aren't tired to the CC. So, when I cancel my CC, my points stay. Then I can get another and more bonus points after 24 months.

With the above, I'm looking to add to my card list and would like one that works like that for an airline. I'm planning ahead for future travel, and not planning on flying this year, but plan on a few trips in the coming years.

Chase Sapphire looks great, and I *think* I could transfer points/ miles out for free.

Any suggestion that fits that criteria would be great! Maybe IHG is the only one that works like that. I'm sure slick deals will know.
Thanks!
I would venture to say all co-branded cards work like that, the only one that don't are cards that award the banks propietary points (Chase UR, Amex MR, Citi TYP, etc).

Cards that fit your criteria off the top of my head Hyatt, AS, AA, UA, Choice, virtually every airline or hotel card can be churned if you meet the banks criteria. You cannot churn amex cards though, their bonuses are thought to be once in a lifetime (which in reality is once every 7 years).

If you really want to get into the weeds head over to reddit's churning subreddit. There is a ton of info. Without know where you fly from, where you are headed, what airline you prefer, etc its hard to give you a rock solid card recommendation.
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Southwest card offered by Chase will work. The points do expire after a certain amount of time if no account activity occurs. There are cheap ways to keep your points if you don't use them for an extended time period.
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I would venture to say all co-branded cards work like that, the only one that don't are cards that award the banks propietary points (Chase UR, Amex MR, Citi TYP, etc).

Cards that fit your criteria off the top of my head Hyatt, AS, AA, UA, Choice, virtually every airline or hotel card can be churned if you meet the banks criteria. You cannot churn amex cards though, their bonuses are thought to be once in a lifetime (which in reality is once every 7 years).

If you really want to get into the weeds head over to reddit's churning subreddit. There is a ton of info. Without know where you fly from, where you are headed, what airline you prefer, etc its hard to give you a rock solid card recommendation.
Thanks!
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Southwest card offered by Chase will work. The points do expire after a certain amount of time if no account activity occurs. There are cheap ways to keep your points if you don't use them for an extended time period.
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