American Express Platinum charge card

The American Express Platinum charge card is a hugely popular card among miles and points collectors in the UK. This is because of its generous sign-up bonus, free travel insurance and a wide range of travel perks.

These include Club Carlson Gold status, Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status, Hilton Honors Gold status, Melia Rewards Gold status, Shangri-La Jade status, two Priority Pass cards for airport lounge access (admits four people in total) and Eurostar lounge access.

Our main article reviewing the American Express Platinum charge card is here. You can learn more and apply for the card via the Amex website.

Bits: BA bed bugs, Amex Plat Waldorf and Conrad offer, Thistle launches free breakfast

News in brief: BA bed bugs story – does it have legs? Metro had a story on Monday about a Canadian family who were apparently ‘attacked by bed bugs’ when they flew with British Airways from Vancouver to London. You can read it here. The whole […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (3): American Express Platinum charge card

This is my review of the American Express Platinum charge card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the relevant sections of the […]

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]

Are the seven Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status quickly, there is no easier route than getting an American Express Platinum charge card. It comes with SEVEN hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and two require you to complete a […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for October – what are the best deals this month?

It is time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: Amex @ Frieze Art Fair, Philippine Airlines launches B777-300ER, Accor relaunches Orient Express hotels

News in brief: Exclusive Amex lounge at Frieze London Although they never told their customers, at least the Platinum ones, American Express has a private lounge at the Frieze London art fair in Regents Park. Any Platinum or Centurion cardholder can get in.  I am not […]

Bits: 500 Amex points or Avios for £10 Tesco spend, Aer Lingus launching Philadelphia, new Amex Hong Kong lounge

News in brief: 500 Amex points or Avios when you spend £10 at Tesco A few readers have been in touch about a very generous offer which has appeared on their American Express online statements. Once you have registered, you will get 500 Amex points, […]

American Express Platinum Business charge card reviewed – is it worth a look?

If you are looking for an Amex for business use, American Express offers two products in the UK.  Today I am reviewing the American Express Platinum Business charge card.  My review of the other option, the American Express Gold Business charge card, is here. Key link: American Express Platinum […]

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena?

Yesterday I told you about the long list of new conerts at the O2  Arena in Greenwich which are now bookable with Starwood Preferred Guest or Marriott Rewards points.  These allow you to see your favourites artists from the comfort of the SPG Suite, including […]

Bits: new SLH scheme with free Amex upgrade, who buys Air Berlin?, currency converter app

News in brief: Small Luxury Hotels launches new INVITED loyalty scheme I mentioned back in May that hotel marketing consortium Small Luxury Hotels of the World was scrapping its loyalty scheme, The Club. Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a consortium of 520 luxury […]

Bits: 50% off Hilton Honors points, new Amex cashback offers, 3 x PartnerPlusBenefit points

News in brief: 50% off when you buy Hilton Honors points Hilton Honors is currently offering a 50% discount when you buy 5,000+ points – see this page and click through.  A 50% discount is equivalent to getting a 100% bonus. This offer does not seem […]

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this updated 2017 article on how to make the best […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for September – what are the best deals this month?

It is time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 22 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: earn Avios at Rolling Luggage, register for new SPG promo, Good To Go Parking sale

News in brief: Earn Avios with Rolling Luggage EDIT: the rules of this promo have now changed. A £100 purchase is required to earn 1,000 Avios. Avios has launched a new partnership with luggage retailer Rolling Luggage. At present it is only valid online via […]

Great BA Amex / Amex Gold / Amazon offer: register ASAP for 500-1000 easy Avios or MR points

(EDIT:  I have now received my 500 bonus Avios for ordering a £25 Amazon gift card, despite the fact that I am also a Prime customer.  Full details on HFP on Wednesday.) American Express and Amazon have launched a generous offer for many – but […]