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.

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 […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for August – 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’ […]

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

Bits: Heathrow Express discount, earning miles at Waitrose is back, Accor 3x last chance

News in brief: Heathrow Express adds discount fares for August Good news for anyone flying from Heathrow next month.  Heathrow Express has just revealed special off-peak fares during the full month of August. During off-peak times, which includes weekends and bank holidays, a single fare will cost […]

Bits: 25% off No 1 Lounges, Amex finally supports Android Pay, new BA celebrity safety video

News in brief: 25% off No 1 Lounges with MSE If you got the MoneySavingExpert newsletter this week, you should have seen an offer for 25% off No 1 Lounges with a special code. This means you can get into the No 1 Lounge at Heathrow […]

Comparing UK lounge networks of Priority Pass, Lounge Club and LoungeKey

Many Head for Points readers can access airport lounges, even when flying economy, via their membership of Lounge Club, Priority Pass or LoungeKey. Lounge Club membership comes with the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card, which is free for the first year. You receive two […]

Benefiting from Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts at Park Hyatt Hamburg

One of the key benefits of the American Express Platinum charge card – apart from the 30,000 points (=30,000 Avios) you get for signing up! – is the Fine Hotels & Resorts programme. As I booked a stay via this programme last week, I thought […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, easyJet launches Southampton

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals launched American Express has launched a new wave of travel-related cashback deals.  Some, all or none of the offers below will be found on the ‘Offers’ section of your online statement page, or in the Amex app. […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for July – 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: new Amex cashback deals, triple Accor points in Europe & APAC, Opodo codes correction

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals launched American Express has launched a new wave of statement credit deals.  These offers may or may not be available for you to activate if you look at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement or in the […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for June – 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’ […]

3,000 bonus Avios via Melia Gold for Amex Platinum upgraders

Melia Rewards Gold status is one of the new benefits of the American Express Platinum charge card which were introduced in 2015. One of the benefits of the American Express Platinum charge card is the hotel statuses which come with it.  You can receive status […]

Amex changes Membership Rewards terms – no more transfers on closure

American Express has, quietly, slipped out a new version of the Membership Rewards terms and conditions. You can see the document here (PDF) – you are looking for pages 18+.  The main Membership Rewards UK website is here. The new document is dated May 2017. […]

Got Amex Gold / Plat? Get 3,000 free MR points with the companion credit card

If you currently have an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or American Express Platinum charge card, you should be eligible for a special offer for five days only. If you add the (free) Platinum credit card or (free) Gold credit card to your account, you […]

Bits: IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus, Amex Plat adds more lounges, Hilton Japan flash sale

News in brief: 100% IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus – three days only IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has brought back its ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion.  It is as generous an offer as you will […]