Yeah, they really clobbered the value of CSR with the addition of 3x on dining to CFU. Other than the temporary 5x on gas, I have no reason to use my CSR card at the moment. It was always kind of a gamble anyway, because some eateries use a non-dining MCC so you’d sometimes get screwed with a 1x rate. It is nice to be able to get 3x or 1.5x as a fallback with CFU.
Taking the Ink bonus categories and adding them to CSR, and lowering the AF seems reasonable to me. I also don’t know what the PP benefit is costing them at the moment, but with so many of these lounges closed, whether permanent or temporary, I’d like to see them evolve this benefit to a credit for either lounge passes or a membership to either an airline lounge or a network (like ‘The Club’). PP was of questionable value, even pre-COVID.