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I have written before about cards like the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® that are more like “cash” points.
This is in comparison with cards that give airline miles or hotel points with a specific airline / hotel chain. Many airline and hotel cards are good, but generally can only be used with the airline or hotel in question (some exceptions do exist, almost exclusively with airlines through using airline alliances and partners)
This may seem very obvious to many of you, but just last week I got a call from a friend who has a ton of Marriott points but wanted to stay at a specific Hilton for an upcoming trip and wanted to know if…