World’s Strongest Airline Brand and New Amex Black Card Benefit

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. They’re not exactly my cup of tea, but despite what Calley says, Spirit is running a pretty decent airline these days. Their flights are generally on time and reliable and the value proposition is excellent.

  2. Not pressed to have the American Express black card. But if they approach me, I won’t turn them away. It has to be under certain conditions that I turn AMEX away.

  3. As a centurion card holder, the LAX Private Suite “free membership” is a scam as a benefit. As a “member”, you get a discounted rate for each time you want to use the Private Suite terminal. You’re still spending thousands of dollars each time you want to use the terminal even if you have the “free $4,500 membership”. See here:

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