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Use two credit cards to purchase airfare?
Does it make any sense to split the cost of a plane ticket between (for example) Chase Sapphire Reserve (to get the superior travel interruption insurance, e.g.) and Amex Platinum (to get 5X points). Is this even possible? If so, it could be a way to get (mostly) 5X points, and (as well) better coverage for interruption of trip (and any other benefits that CSR gives for partial payment).
(I think) this was a small blurb in Lucky’s initial post about the new Platinum benefits, but the only way to do that would be to purchase airline gift cards directly through the airline for the bulk of the cost of the ticket, then pay the difference with the Sapphire Reserve.
A couple extra steps, but could definitely be worthwhile for a larger trip where the insurance carries more weight!