Well, it seems the Chase Continental OnePass debit card will no longer earn miles starting in a few months:
Congress recently enacted a new law known as the Durbin Amendment that significantly impacts debit cards. As a result of this law, Chase will be changing the Chase Continental Airlines Debit Card program.
After July 12, 2011, cardholders will no longer earn Continental OnePass® miles when using the Chase Continental Airlines Debit Card. All OnePass miles you earn with your debit card until July 12, 2011 will be automatically deposited directly into your Continental OnePass account.
From earning 50,000 miles per year for Chase Continental sign-up bonuses to not even earning miles for purchases… how far we’ve come!
Surprisingly enough, I’ve actually maintained my Chase checking account as my primary account since my last checking account “churn,” though I guess I’ll be looking for a new place to bank now.