OK, I hate to post yet another thread like this, but I do want all of the sage advice I can get since I hit a minor snag in my CC app planning... Before I get to my own details, I'm going to throw a thought out there for the forum generally: Perhaps an "official"/stickied thread where everyone who wants input on an app-o-rama/churn can post with a consistent set of info about their specific situation and then all the requests for help and responses can be consolidated? It'd avoid some of the potential for clutter and it would also provide a single place for people to go first to see what advice is being given to others. And of course people would welcomed to post their own apps and results if they're interested in letting others know what is working and isn't. I can probably come up with the questions/info that would be helpful to those trying to assist and get the thread started if there's enough support for the idea and the moderators are ok with it and agree that this particular forum is the best location. So now my own details: I have currently (month/year of application/approval): 1) Amex Platinum (11/2011), 2) Amex HHonors free version (11/2011), 3) Chase Continental OnePass Plus (11/2011) 4) Citi Dividend Mastercard + Amex (2002?) Have had in the past (month/year of cancelation): 1) Amex Skymiles blue version (3/2012) DL preference (ATL based). Hilton preference. But I want to diversify airline miles especially. Award goals aren't too specific for now. Europe, Australia/NZ, Tropical Islands, eventually Africa and South America, but they're further down the list. I have currently have 137k Skymiles, 60k MR points, 177k HHnonors, and ~53k United miles. Nothing else of significance. So I'm clearly closest to DL redemptions, and am working toward United next because of *A (Lufthansa flies ATL-FRA). I would like to do 3-4 cards, but am leaning toward just 3. Can do $1500-2k/month spend fairly easily. Could stretch a little over that, but not much more. I'm thinking 1 Chase (would put me at 2 Chase), 1 Amex (to go to 3, is that pushing it?), and 1-2 others from Citi, Barclays or BofA. Definitely want to apply for: 1) Chase Sapphire Preferred, 50k UR with $3k spend in 3 months, 1st yr waived Considering: 1) Amex Delta Gold, 35k SkyMiles with $750 in 3 months, 1st yr waived 2) Citi AAx2... this is the minor bump... It's always talked about as 50k each for Visa and Amex versions, but I can't actually find any good links for 50k. Citi shows 30k right now. If it's 30k, I'll pass. 3) Barclay US Airways 4) Citi HHonors? or something else from Citi if the AA is not at least 50k? 5) Any great BofA or other offers worth considering?