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 everywhere. They 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.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2023 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.