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As for American Express with their gold card you get roadside assistance anywhere, you get gold card events before tickets go on sale for concerts, theatrical, sporting, etc.
You also get gold card destinations, so if you stay at a Starwood hotels like a Sheraton or Westin you might get room upgrades, free champagne, discounts on items related to the Starwood properties. Annual fee 125 for the basic card 175 for the Premier Rewards card.
With the platinum you get the same except you get concierge service. You also get airport clubs, so let's say you want to go into US Air's club you just stick your platinum card in and you get in. Annual fee is 450.
Another great card is the Starwood Preferred guest card. It's a hotel card My friend and accountant has the card and he loves it. It's certainly an executive card. The 65 is waived for the first year.
The Delta gold card is a great card you get 2 points for every dollar spent on or around the Delta area, I believe you get checked bags for free (part of your 95 membership fee) anything you spend in the Delta area, has to be owned by Delta, to get the 2 points.
Another great card is the Citibank American Airlines Mastercard. I see a lot of people using this card, I have seen people use this card at BJ's, LL Bean, Bagel Boys and Walmart. I'm sure people have used this card for checking in at hotels and have entertained clients and customers out to dinner.
Chase has a couple of cards the Sapphire basic and the Sapphire preferred. when you get a chance take a ride down to their bank and ask them to explain the difference between the 2 cards.
You might want to look at 2 of Citi's regular cards I think they are called the thank you cards. The higher level is 125 but waived the first year.
So here are some cards to think about since you travel on business.