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JoDa, I actually couldn't get Delta to give me a first class seat. Only business. So I got inspired to just do a basic kayak search for flights and realized that plenty of other airlines could get me to Taiwan. Not sure why I thought Delta would be the best option.
Ended up going back to my original plan of a general travel card. I realized that getting 2x on purchases made with an airline using their card was equal to general purpose cards like the CSP and Arrival. And while I am tempted to try out MS, I have yet to test whether my local CVS accepts CC for Vanillas, so the $3K requirement on the CSP is unrealistic w/o a 0% APR offer.
All of which lead me to finally apply for...drumroll please...the Barclaycard Arrival WMC. I applied online a few mins ago and got approved for a $12.5K CL. At first I was ready to throw the laptop across the room because the "Congrats" message left out the World part of the card name. I got nervous the app was wasted and I wasn't approved for the WMC but merely the platinum. I started setting up my online account, though, and all the info in it seems to point toward me getting the WMC. Will update once it arrives.
Final tally RE: the balance I was carrying when apping is pretty similar to the one I initially laid out (a little higher actually). So I am thankful Barclay didn't hold that against me. I think once I master MS I will do the CSP in a few months.
Citi Forward ($10.1K), AmEx Blue Cash Everyday ($30K), Chase Freedom ($12.4K), Discover it ($5.5K), Barclaycard Arrival ($12.5K), L.L. Bean Visa ($5K). FICO 806 (TU), 812 (EQ), 806 (EX).