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- Location: Los Angeles
Personally, I'd suggest either --
a) Chase Sapphire Preferred for it's ability to earn 2x travel and dining, no forex, 7% points dividend come year-end and the 20% off when booking through ultimate rewards, and the amount of 1:1 point transfers to airline and hotel partners (Marriott and Hilton have recently devalued their rewards systems, so I'd rather look to Hyatt, which is another of their transfer partners), or
b) Chase United MileagePlus Club, which limits your points strictly to United Miles (though you can transfer among all the Star Alliance partners), but also offers some major top-tier benefits like elite status at Hyatt and Avis (even above the status offered by Amex Platinum), unlimited United lounge access, up to 2 free checked bags for you and a travel companion, primary rental car insurance, no forex, and 1.5x for all purchases, and 2x for all United-related purchases. You could, alternatively, look at the lower-tiered Explorer card, which offers less benefits, but is still a formidable card and worthwhile contender given you frequency of travel on United...
All the aforementioned also feature access to Visa Sig's Luxury Hotels and Resorts program, and have concierge service as well.
AMEX: PRG Gold, Business Simply Cash, Business Costco, BCE.
Chase: United MileagePlus Club, Sapphire Preferred, Amazon Rewards
Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard
HSBC Cash or Fly World Mastercard
USAA World Mastercard, USAA Platinum Mastercard
Wells Fargo Business Platinum
USC Credit Union Mastercard