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 Radisson Rewards Gold status, Marriott Rewards 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: Priority Pass dining cuts coming?, Iberia returns to Guayaquil, free Wheely rides with Citi, Jessie J

News in brief: Priority Pass dining cuts getting closer to home A few weeks, holders of Priority Pass cards issued by American Express in the United States and Hong Kong were told that, from 1st August, they could no longer use their card in restaurants […]

Amex Platinum is letting you order a metal replacement card – and a quick benefits reminder

The new American Express Platinum fee and benefits package kicked in yesterday.  You are now looking at a £575 annual fee, with the carrot of a £10 monthly Addison Lee credit and a metal card. When we originally wrote about the launch of a metal […]

Bits: Hilton increases some redemption rates, BA 747 flypast with Red Arrows, Addison Lee discount codes

News in brief: Hilton Honors increases some redemption rates with no notice Hilton Honors has quietly increased some redemption rates over the last few days, with no notice. Hilton has no ‘official’ redemption chart any longer, of course.  Rewards are dynamically priced based on the […]

ENDS MONDAY: Should you apply for Amex Platinum before the fee jumps to £575 on Tuesday?

The UK version of The Platinum Card from American Express will see big changes on Tuesday 11th June.  If you are thinking of applying before the fee jumps up, you are very nearly out of time. You should read my full article on the Amex […]

Bits: new Hilton / Amex deal, Curve adds the Miles & More credit card, Royal Air Maroc and oneworld

More news in brief: New Hilton / American Express promotion launched Hilton has launched a new American Express promotion.  This may be found on some, all or none of your Amex cards, under the ‘Offer’ tab on your online statement page. There are a few […]

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena – with a free drink?

I was having a look at the reservations process for the American Express lounge at the O2 Arena last week, and noticed that it has changed entirely in the last year or so. I thought it was worth running over the new details today, especially […]

Bits: get 3000 bonus points per NIGHT with new Radisson promo, Amex Platinum losing the Preferred Golf programme

News in brief: Earn 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points per NIGHT Radisson Rewards has announced its Summer promotion. Called ‘Discover More Staying Power’, it is valid for stays worldwide between 27th May and 31st August.  Participating brands are Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, […]

Should you apply for American Express Platinum before the fee jumps to £575 on 11th June?

Yesterday we broke the exclusive news that the UK version of The Platinum Card from American Express will see big changes on 11th June. You should read my full article on the Amex Platinum UK changes here, but in summary: the annual fee rises from […]

EXCLUSIVE: Big changes to American Express Platinum on the way (including a metal card and higher fee!)

American Express is planning yet more changes to its UK card portfolio, this time on The Platinum Card.  For once, you are getting four weeks notice of what is going to happen. Whether you are a cardholder or just a potential cardholder, you have time […]

Can you get an Amex sign-up bonus if you already have the same card as a supplementary?

This is the second part of our two articles on how American Express supplementary cards work. In Part One earlier in the week we looked at why you might want to add a supplementary card to your account and how to earn a few thousand […]

What bonus can you get for adding a free Amex supplementary card to your account?

I wasn’t planning to do another American Express article this week, but something came up in the comments to the article on Monday (and comes up in my emails with worrying regularity) which made me think that we should take a proper look at American […]

How two people can still earn 185,000 Avios from Amex sign-up bonuses – in 2021!

Following the recent changes to the American Express sign-up bonus rules, imposing a 24 month gap between bonuses, and the reduction in the sign-up bonus on Preferred Rewards Gold and American Express Rewards, many people immediately decided that it was no longer possible to earn […]

New American Express / Laithwaites cashback offer launched

We have a long history of writing about points-earning wine deals on Head for Points.  Unfortunately the days when Tesco Wine would offer 1,500 Clubcard points (3,600 Avios) for buying 12 bottles of wine are long gone, as indeed is Tesco Wine itself. British Airways […]

15% cashback with taxi app Gett

American Express has launched a new cashback offer with taxi app Gett which operates in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Coventry, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. The offer may or may not be showing under the ‘Offers’ section on the Amex app or website for one of your […]

What are the top UK 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 card sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. How do I value my miles and points? The biggest question mark is […]

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