American Express just isn’t what it used to be. (Ask your grandfather.) Sure, there’s this lingering air of prestige* when you pull out the Platinum card, but there are plenty of cards licking at its’ heels. You can make (and probably win) the case that a card like the Citi Prestige or the Chase Sapphire Reserve has already surpassed the Platinum.
Whether you win that argument with yourself or not, I find myself with an American Express Platinum card, so we might as well see how it works, right?
So remember a few days ago, when my brother decided to go to Hawaii next month? I took on the responsibility, nay, honor, of booking and planning the flights. Part of the deal included getting to charge the purchase to one of my cards. My first reaction was “Oh no! I don’t have a Delta credit card!”
I wanted to make sure I got the most “mileage” out of the purchase though, so I evaluated the cards in my wallet.