FastSRT8 wrote:When did they lose United?
Like a year ago. i know this because a relative of mine used to transfer points from his amex plat to united and fly to israel once a year with the whole family. he has 6 kids, and he used to be able to pick up 8 round trip tickets for around 800k points + $150 in fees and such.
that's all gone now. no more bonus points mall, making it much harder to rack up the points. and no more united. the next best airline for flying to israel is El Al. but they want 250k points + $350 a ticket. and that's for economy. this was actually the reason why i joined this forum and one other one. i wanted to find out for him and for myself if AmEx is offering an alternative for the mall. i am still keeping my fingers crossed that they redeem themselves by offering a comparable program. i was on the verge of picking up an AmEx platinum, but it seems i got to the party a little too late.
i have since successfully convinced him to to pick a Chase Ink Bold card just for racking up points and picking up tickets. but it is not the same since chase refuses to give him a decent CL. they gave him only 35k, while he charges twice that a month for his business. for now he is keeping both.
Z06Biker wrote:This is super disappointing news. As if it already wasn't bad enough that they've lost their relationship with United and chances are, with AA and US Airways soon, too (with their merger and with Citi's already iron-grasp of AA).
i heard the same thing from another source. that would totally suck if they did break off with US Airways too. Who would they have left? Just delta?