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: Amex / Park Hyatt free night offer, No 1 Lounges / Avios promo over, ‘How To Land A Plane’ winners

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Starting Saturday: Get £5 back on £10 purchases using Amex when you ‘Shop Small’

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Why you should avoid the Amex Platinum / The Hospital Club pop-up lounge in Covent Garden

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What are the best UK airport lounges you can visit for free with Amex Gold’s Lounge Club passes?

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What is the future of airline credit cards in the UK?

I wrote this article last week for potential use in another publication.  It seemed a shame not to run it on here too.  Whilst very little in this article will be new to regular readers, it does pull together a lot of news and ideas […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

Following the closing of the Lufthansa Miles & More and United Airlines MileagePlus credit cards to new applicants last week, life has got harder if you want to earn Star Alliance miles from a UK credit card. A couple of weeks ago I looked at […]

Amex launching a Platinum Card pop-up lounge with free drinks in London

American Express does, indeed, work in mysterious ways. The company has decided to launch a pop-up ‘Centurion Lounge’ in London for six days in the run up to Christmas.  Free alcohol is the main attraction, to be honest, as you will see below. American Express […]

Bits: New BA Corsica route bookable, photos and access rules for Plaza Premium T5 lounge

News in brief: New BA route to Figari, Corsica now bookable I mentioned yesterday that Alex Cruz, BA CEO, announced a new route to Figari in Corsica (picture below) in his speech at World Travel Market on Monday. This flight is now bookable on ba.com, […]

Bits: LAST CALL for £15 Amazon / Amex discount, no SPG points from Uber, Madrid BA lounge

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code ending soon (EDIT:  at the last minute, Amazon has extended this offer to 31st March 2018!) For the last 10 months or so, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum cardholders […]

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 (2): 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?

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