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Starwood or Saphire

Starwood or Saphire

  1. Anonymous

    I am new to the points game (although I read quite a bit about it) and am trying to decide between the Saphire or Starwood card (while Starwood still has the 30k bonus). I live in Chicago and very much prefer American over United. It seems my rewards would be a little better with Chase but Starwood allows me to transfer the award directly to American. Am I making a mistake going with Starwood? Thanks!!!

  2. Anonymous

    @Beantown — Welcome! Both are good cards (for different reasons), but how do you envision using your points? That will make a difference as to what options might work best for you.

  3. beantown

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 7505, member: 7″][USER=811]@beantown[/USER] — Welcome! Both are good cards (for different reasons), but how do you envision using your points? That will make a difference as to what options might work best for you.[/QUOTE]

    Tiffany, thanks so much for the response. I would like to primarily use the points to boost my cabin status on either long domestic flights or internationals so that I can fly business class easier (i.e: books a coach fare and use points to upgrade it to business). It seems like American is best for this domestically but I also want to have the flexibility to exchange the points on a variety of airlines that seem to have good redemption value when flying internationally. Flying out of Chicago, the three main airlines are Southwest, American and United and I really try to avoid United.

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