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- Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 7:42 pm
- Location: United States
Used up some of my Delta SkyMiles from the Fidelity promo. SFO to JFK, convenient and direct, for 12.5k+$5.60 per person on a day when cash prices start at $220 for even inconvenient indirect flights (and my flight would cost $280).
Premium perks do make award math more complicated. It used to be the case that I never had lounge access or free bags, and was happy to fly at weird times. Heck, I'd have been with Sully in the Hudson River if I hadn't taken a cheaper red eye the night before.
Now I have to adjust paid and award prices for free vs. paid bags, lounge and guest access, etc.
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