Qatar Business Class

Free global wi-fi for American Express Platinum cardholders

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Earlier this year, American Express Platinum launched a new benefit for its US and corporate UK Platinum cardholders.  Through a tie-up with a company called Boingo, you can receive free wi-fi when you are out and about in most parts of the world.

Boingo is everywhereThey have over 1 million hotspots globally.  In the UK they seem to work mainly with BT OpenZone / BT Fon and you receive free access to that network.

There has been no official announcement about Boingo becoming a benefit for UK personal Platinum charge card holders.  However, you can now sign up.


All you need to do is visit this Boingo / American Express website.

Type in your Amex Platinum number and your account will be verified.  You can then create a Boingo account.

There is a Boingo app that you can download if you want to see where you can find a hot spot.  Even if you don’t use the app, what I have found with my iPad is that – when I look at the wireless networks I can access – the relevant ones are now marked as Boingo members.

(To see our complete list of all current credit card bonuses, click here to visit our ‘Credit Cards Update’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

British Airways timetable for leaving Terminal 1 published (and some T5 to T3 moves)
Slightly OT: Earn 10% interest on your Nectar balance with Nectar Hive

Click here to join the 14,500 people on our email list and receive the latest Avios, miles and points news by 6am.

IHG Your Rate
About Head for Points

We help business and leisure travellers maximise their Avios, frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty points. Visit every day for three new articles or sign up for our FREE emails via this page or the box to your right.


  1. The platinum cash back Amex doesn’t work

  2. My UK-issued IDC Plat is not eligible…

  3. I received a couple of emails from Amex today, advertising this benefit for both the personal Platinum and Centurion cards.

    • The Centurion email was erroneously sent to Platinum members – tweets with them & correction email now issued!

      • Indeed, although it looks like Centurion cardholders get just the same deals at Plat so at least we’re not missing out 😀

Please click here to read our data protection policy before submitting your comment.