• Originally Posted by djtech After the changes, the earn rate on many Amex cards will change as well. Amex Explorer will earn 2 MR points converted to 1 airline points per dollar. Amex Platinum will be adjusted to earn 2.25 points on ALL purchases which gives you 1.125 airline points per dollar.T...

  • Velocity used to be really good, but availability dried up around the same time the new Business Class was introduced. QF seems to be the much more useful rewards scheme these days.

  • Australian Financial Review subscription - $628Travel credit - $450Accor Plus membership - $395Free night at Accor hotels50% dining at Accor hotelsGood travel insuranceAn increasing number of Amex airport loungesPriority Pass - US$399Assuming you place value on the above, it's actually not too bad.