American Express is revamping their Platinum card. Their changes are making me take notice of a card I don’t currently carry in my wallet.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
There’s no question that the frequent travel game has changed drastically over the years. The value of certain perks has diminished based on the lack of availability (such as award seats on more crowded planes). But, all in all, I still think it’s a very lucrative game to play. That’s why I (mostly) disagree with Joe Brancatelli on one of his recent articles, even though I regard Joe as a pretty smart guy. He wrote this article about purchasing your benefits instead of flying to earn them. And I disagree […]