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Dear Cashing In,I'm planning a trip to Amman, Jordan, this year and would like to start working toward a free flight now. What's the best card to get me there, and will I be able to use it there? I've heard they don't accept credit cards that widely in the Middle East. - CindyDear Cindy, That sounds like a great trip! When you have a specific goal and time frame, it makes planning reward travel easier. Before considering credit cards, the first step you'll want to take is to explore how you'll get there. Really, how you will physically get there -- which airlines fly to Jordan?If you look on search engines such as Travelocity, Expedia or Kayak, you'll see that just about every major U.S. airline will sell you a ticket to Amman, Jordan, and get you there in conjunction with foreign airline partners such as Royal Jordanian, Austrian Airlines or Air France. This means they'll also offer award tickets on those routes if you have enough miles. Make no mistake: This trip will cost a lot of m...

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