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One thing to keep in mind, based on the "travel" cards you mentioned: The CSP and the Arrival function very much like cash-back cards, since you redeem for statement credits against travel. So, even if you just buy one $200 plane ticket per year or stay in a hotel once per year, you can use one of those cards to cancel it out. The Arrival gives you 10% of your "miles" back when you do that. The CSP, of course, lets you turn your points into airline miles (or rewards points with Amtrak, I believe).
So, really, these "travel" cards are really cash-back cards that encourage you to redeem for travel. They don't have the perks that, say, airline travel cards have. So there's nothing too glamorous or impressive about them. Not to say they aren't useful tools -- I have the Arrival myself.
-Capital One Quicksilver
-Barclaycard Arrival (no AF)
- US Bank (no rewards)