Scoach wrote:Or it's for those of us who wanted the bonus points, lounge access, FHR program, concierge, excellent customer service reps, hotel program perks, rental car perks, travel internationally, want the airline reimbursement, and who don't really care about the $450 AF.
Fair enough. It's a means to an end for both of us. We just have different ends.
Scoach wrote:It's a piece of plastic that allows people to spend their money. I am not entirely sure why anyone attaches "prestige" to any type of card, but people certainly seem to. I rarely even carry mine unless I am traveling as I got mine mostly for the travel perks.
Exactly. Eyes of the beholder. It can be a crutch for some who need to artificially inflate themselves. Or, it can be the big stick of the man who walks softly.
In a case I defended last year, the plaintiff made it a point to mention his American Express black card at every opportunity. He came across as a cock.