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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.

What are the best credit card deals for March? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. To be honest, there is more ‘going’ than ‘coming’ at the moment ….. Our directory of the 14 […]

Bits: Amex cutting merchant fees globally, Travelex / Avios reminder, Terminal 5’s 10th birthday

News in brief: American Express announces global move to lower merchant fees The Financial Times carried an article yesterday (paywall, or free if you google ‘Amex to woo retailers with biggest fee cut in 20 years’) in which the new American Express CEO talks of […]

My review of the Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5

This is my review of the new Plaza Premium departure lounge in London Heathrow Terminal 5. We have been a bit slow getting in here.  The luck of the draw meant that neither Anika or myself had been in Terminal 5 since the lounge opened […]

Bits: has Starwood given up its suite at the O2?, new Amex cashback deals inc Emirates and Avis

News in brief: Has Starwood Preferred Guest given up its O2 suite? Regular readers will know that there have been some great points opportunities over the past three years to see top musical acts at the O2 Arena in London via SPG Moments. Starwood Preferred […]

Exclusive Hilton competition just for American Express Platinum cardholders (updated with Amex Facebook ad)

American Express is running an exclusive competition with Hilton just for its Platinum charge card holders.  This means that your chances of winning are decent, especially as it is a niche prize. On Saturday 24th March, Hilton is organising another sleepover at the McLaren Technology […]

The top 9 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

What I thought might be interesting to look at today, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the best UK travel credit sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I get this card purely for the sign-up bonus, how much value […]

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus

We don’t do very many ‘first principles’ articles on Head for Points.  A number of recent emails, plus a discussion in the comments section on Saturday from a reader who had been refused a bonus on an Amex Business charge card, made me feel that […]

Bits: Iberia Express sale, an Avios booking fact you never knew, £5 off ALDI with Amex

News in brief: Iberia Express sale now on Iberia Express flies from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester to Madrid. They are currently running a series of promos offering 25%-30% off.  This would be handy if you were interested in connecting to a long-haul Iberia redemption booked […]

Bits: BA’s Heathrow domination, Amex Platinum closes ‘UK Hotel Collection’, Regus at T3

News in brief: How British Airways dominates Heathrow Virgin Atlantic sent me a press release this week about the expansion of Heathrow.  There is nothing in it that you haven’t heard before, but it did contain three interesting statistics about British Airways position. According to […]

Why Amex Platinum Fine Hotels & Resorts is a great choice for one night stays

If you have an American Express Platinum card then you should know about the Fine Hotels & Resorts hotel booking programme.  This is a grouping of 5-star hotels which offers special benefits to Platinum cardholders when they book via Amex Travel. Regular readers of Head […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with LEGO, ALDI taking Amex, Plaza Premium lounge in Abu Dhabi re-opened

News in brief: 2400 Avios or 2500 Virgin miles with LEGO City The second LEGO / Tesco Clubcard deal of the year has arrived. Until 4th February, you will receive: 500 extra Clubcard points when you spend £30+ on LEGO City 1,000 extra Clubcard points […]

What you need to know about the Amex Centurion airport lounge network in the US

If you are heading to the USA or Hong Kong soon and hold an American Express Platinum charge card, you may be able to visit one of the new airport lounges commissioned by American Express. Five or so years ago, Amex started to lose its […]

What are the best bonuses for LONG TERM card spending?

Many of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focused on sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on.  After a period, you can re-apply for the first card you got and claim […]

Bits: 15% off BA Manchester CityFlyer CE services, Amex Plat & Boingo wifi, Aeroflot moves Gatwick service

News in brief: 15% off BA CityFlyer flights in Business from Manchester Until 25th January, British Airways is offering 15% off all of its weekend BA CityFlyer services from Manchester in Club Europe. You need to use code BAMAN15 on There is a snag […]