View from the Wing has posted a bit about his future plans on credit card posts. I definitely agree that credit card signup bonuses are the easiest and most lucrative way to earn miles, and I find all the complaints about too many credit card posts quite frivolous (there’s really not that many, and they really are the fastest way to build up your mileage accounts, so I tend to believe a lot of the complaints are just hating one someone else who is making a buck off a simple referral).
Anyway, if you’re not already in the credit card game, I recommend reading the linked post and the links in it, because Gary has provided some solid advice for starting off your mileage adventure (well, at least taking you adventure on miles). But in that post, I found it interesting that Chase is aiming to bring down AMEX Membership Rewards with their Ultimate Rewards program. Though honestly, it doesn’t seem surprising, having looked at both programs so much, but I do think it’s great to have competition! Hopefully the competition drives improvements in both programs.