My Week in Points: Hail the Delta 747, ‘Not Creditworthy’ and more

The results of my recent credit cards apps are slowing coming in and mostly negative, when I get back to the US I’ll have the final tally. I have been reading mid-year status reports from View from the Wing and Pizza in Motion, I may take a stab as I am yet again shifting my airline strategy and still don’t give a darn about hotels beyond the latest bonus.



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  • Stefan, I hope you do summarize your mid-year thoughts. I’m always interested to hear the choices others are making to see if I’m missing any opportunities.

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Pizzaman – I think my first will be why did I bother with an AA Platinum promo and yet might re-up despite it, to me, feeling like the weakest mid-tier status. Maybe I have been top-tier elsewhere too long.

  • This is a really nice variety of interesting content here. Thanks! AA EXP here, but my husband is Plat and has gotten a lot of value out of it this year. Wondering if it will continue..

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @smittytabb – what value is he getting? The 100% bonus miles and waived award ticketing fee would be useful if anything I tried to book this year had availability and I am just looking for economy. I did get into a Cathay lounge in Seoul and the agent got my off BA and on Finnair.