MB131174 wrote:There are some places in Europe that the current CSP is worthless. I've been to places in Europe that REQUIRE an EMV chipped card. (Think: unattended kiosks, gas pumps, etc.) I'd rather pay a FTF than be stuck with a FTF-less card that could not be used.
Makes sense. I hadn't really thought of it that way because that hasn't happened to me in Europe. It seems like another good option (for me anyway) would be to get some other Visa with EMV, just to have greater acceptance and the chip together. I don't think I'll get my other Amex cards chipped, but I better understand why it's a desirable feature. I sure would like Chase to EMV the CSP. When I was in France over the summer, Amex was only accepted at about half of the places I went, but had no problems using my CSP. I did have to wait in line to buy train tickets because none of my cards would work at the kiosk, including my chipped Platinum, but I have only used public transportation, so I haven't bought gas anywhere yet. Thanks for the info.