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papelet wrote:Good question! I wonder the sgame thing...
Regarding the Platinum, I you guys can justify It to yourselves, that's Good enough for me I just don't see myself paying the fee and breaking even when It comes to rewards...
For a heavy traveler, especially one who flies to and from Dallas/Fort Worth a lot, I can see how $450 would be an absolute bargain. It's not about rewards on the spending, but access and upgrades. For flying in comfort on a regular basis, I can see the value.
I just don't see what the 'points of pride' are for Black Card holders. What features do they see that they assign great value to, regardless of the actual value of those perks? Maybe it really is just the fact that it could be confused for a Centurion or that Barclays got the trademark on Black Card before Amex did. The Black Card has some nice perks, I suppose, but if I had to look at the terms and guess the AF, I'd think it would be closer to $50 or $100 than $495.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech