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Started traveling for work (75%) cross continental + international. What CC should I get and which airline/hotel CC should I commit to for best points/benefits? I have AA right now, but prefer Delta.

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Keep it simple. Get a CSR or AmEx Plat, commit to a hotel that makes sense given your normal travel pattern. Transfer points as you like/need. You don’t need to make this a complicated science experiment to get great value.

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Respectfully disagree. I’m lucky enough to be able to put everything on a personal card, and I still use the CSR for everything. Busy. Airline redemptions are my target goal, and CSR is 1x1 transfer while Marriott ~2-3 pts / airline mile. The 1x1 airline conversion is worth more to me than transferring from mAreiott-Airline with a significant discount rate.

I like the delta reserve Amex over the Amex platinum. You get MQMs after spending a certain amount.

If OP is traveling trans-continental and internationally he/she should be able to hit the MQM requirement in no time anyway. The amex plat gets you access to more lounges too which is more useful for international travel

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