After running my scores and looking at my profile I am about ready to jump in and do a mini app o rama. There are so many cards out there that seem to fit the bill but am still thinking my initial list below sounds like a good starting place.
My concern however is still this multiple AMEX thing. I know that AMEX should allow you to have up to 4 cards (charge cards not counted) but my concern is around the application as I have 3 that I would like to apply for now and feel would fit my spending profile best.
To recap the mini app o rama I am thinking of was:
PRG thought I would do this rather than plat then look for upgrade offer later
United Mileage Explorer - Later
As the AMEX's above are a mix (co branded revolver, direct revolver, charge) my understanding from AMEX is that they see each of those in a different category so should be no issues for bonuses etc.
My concern however is what is the likelihood of all 3 AMEX's being approved (credit aside) vs some being put on auto hold then approved and or denied ?
If push came to shove I can add in a few of the other cards I was looking at and remove some AMEX but again the 4 above at least seemed to most closely match my spending profile initially. Later on I am sure co branded airline cards will be useful too
Thanks as usual for the feedback, insight, comments and overall Sanity Check !