Hi all, I am new to the forum and I am looking for advice on which FF/hotel programs I should join. Background is that I am based in NYC so have access to a number of airlines. I currently have a Chase Freedom card and intend to obtain a Sapphire Preferred in Jan. I tend to rent from avis. My goals for future trips are mostly international Turkey/Greece, China, Japan, Argentina/Brazil. Through avis when I rent I can have points put into specific FF programs but I am not sure which ones would be ideal for my future needs. Also, I have some domestic hotel stays coming up and I am wondering what hotels may be best to focus on in order to build up accounts. I am trying to plan out my strategy so that all my points are going in the same direction. Any advice on which programs are best would be appreciated. Thanks!