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darkguy2 wrote:I might be tempted to PC my CSP before it renews early next year. Been looking at getting one of these $450 cards for the travel benefits like the lounge access. Have a couple weddings to fly to next year so if it really is $300 in airline costs that would be great. So that means taking away the $300 and the $95 I would of had to pay for my CSP it would only be $55 more. That is way less than if I bought the lounge access by itself.
I don't know what your situation is as far as your home airport, destination cities, favored airlines, need for guest access, etc...but keep in mind that when it comes to lounge access, no key opens every door...and it looks like the Sapphire Reserve is only going to come with one key (Priority Pass). Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige may have higher net AFs, but they also give access to more lounges.
At least, from the language of leaked materials, it probably won't be Priority Pass like on the Amex Hilton Select, where each visit has a fee. It's not clear if Sapphire Reserve will allow free guests, though. We also don't know how flexible the $300 credit will be.
The bonus of 100k URs is very tempting, and I might go for it this next summer. It's definitely pretty appealing compared to the CSP, but not necessarily your best choice for lounge access.
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt
Plan to PC: Prestige to DC
SD with activity alerts, might close: Arrival and Brooks Bros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech, BofA Travel PH