sofeea5664 wrote:Hi all! I am looking to apply for an American Express and it would be my first. Ultimately, my goal is to obtain the Platinum, but it appears I may have to take baby steps.
I travel a lot (for leisure) and the benefits of Platinum seem to be better than obtaining status for one airline. Anyway, between the AmEx Gold and Starwood cards, would it matter which of the two I should apply for to eventually get to Platinum?
I have about a 730 credit score; not new to credit; have four other credit cards all with limits under $10k (2 paid off and 2 with balance); and household income over $100k.
I like what both cards have to offer as far as travel benefits, although SPG seems to partner with more airlines. Any thoughts? Thanks!