The Platinum Card® from American Express

The Platinum Card® from American Express
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Bonus Categories


1x
All Categories
5x
Airfare
5x
Hotels



Card Features


Fraud Protection
No Foreign Transaction Fee
$200 Annual Travel Credit
Roadside Assistance
Concierge Service
Elite Status: Hilton Honors Gold
Free WiFI Access on
Lost Luggage Coverage
Travel Accident Insurance
Free PreCheck or Global Entry
Fine Hotels & ResortsĀ®; The Hotel Collection
Return Protection
Car Rental Coverage
Purchase Protection
Apple Pay
Android Pay
Event Ticket Pre-Sale Access
Lounge Access: The CenturionĀ® Lounge; The International American Express Lounges; Delta Sky ClubsĀ®; Priority Passā„¢ Select Lounges; Airspace Lounges; Escape Lounges; Plaza Premium

The Welcome Offer

  •  Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months.

Get These Perks

  •   $15/month credit for US Uber rides, plus a $20 bonus in December, for a total of up to $200 annually.
  •   The CenturionĀ® Lounge; The International American Express Lounges; Delta Sky ClubsĀ®; Priority Passā„¢ Select Lounges; Airspace Lounges; Escape Lounges; Plaza Premium Lounge Access
  •   Terms apply; view rates and fees

Pros & Cons

  No pre-set spending limit
  Global Lounge Collection
  Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA precheck
  $200 Airline Fee Credit
  Concierge
  American Express Preferred Seating
  By Invitation Only
  Global Dining Collection
  No foreign transaction fees


  $550 Annual Fee

  Balance due every month

  Only flights and certain hotel bookings earn 5X



What You'll PayMore fee details 

Annual Fee
$550
Foreign Transaction Fees
0.00%


Recommended Credit


 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional



CreditCardRewards.com Review

Written by Amy 4 months ago

Best For...
The prestigious Platinum Card is best for frequent travelers who can pay their balance in full every month and want the flexibility of no pre-set spending limit and the opportunity to earn points at a wide range of airlines and hotels.

Review of the The Platinum Card® from American Express

With a $550 annual fee, the Platinum CardĀ® from American Express is one of the most expensive charge cards around.Ā  Is it worth it?Ā  If youā€™re a frequent traveller the short answer is, yes. For your first year, the welcome offer of 60,000 Membership RewardsĀ® points (if you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months) translates to $600 towards your next flight.Ā  This alone makes the first year well worth the annual fee. But of course the welcome offer is just the beginning.Ā  In addition to an exhaustive list of travel perks and a $200 Annual Airline Fee Credit, this card now offers 5X points on airline flights and hotels booked on amextravel.com.Ā  If you are credited the $200 a year for airline fees and spendĀ  $7,000 in the 5X categories, your annual fee virtually pays for itself in credits and points.

Pro Tip:

Membership RewardsĀ® points can be used to purchase gift cards, redeemed for a variety of rewards such as airline tickets, hotel stays, and merchandise, or transferred to frequent flyer programs.




The Bottom Line
Whether its for the prestige, perks, or points, the Platinum CardĀ® is a smart investment for frequent travelers who donā€™t want to miss out on any Amex cardmember privileges.


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