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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 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: Virgin launches new food, Priority Pass launches airport shopping discounts, Qatar launches free wifi

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Bits: 100% bonus when you buy IHG points, Amazon gift cards DO count for £5 Amex cashback credit

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale with a bonus of 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. 100% is as generous an offer […]

Review of the Amex Lounge at a Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League game!

One advantage of being an American Express Platinum cardholder is the opportunity to access special offers and complimentary experiences. These are generally not bad, although I am so busy these days that I rarely get to one.  Details of what is available are sent out […]

Has ‘£5 back on a £20 Amazon purchase’ appeared on your American Express accounts?

American Express and Amazon have launched another of their occasional offers.  And it is a generous one. If you are targeted, you will receive £5 cashback on your next £20+ purchase on amazon.co.uk made with your American Express card. To see if you are targeted, […]

Why you should now be wary about visiting the Plaza Premium lounge in Terminal 5

Regular readers will know that I am very fond of the new Plaza Premium Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5.   See my article here for example. Even though I have British Airways status, I still pop in here if travelling through Terminal 5 on my own […]

Bits: BA to drop trolley food service in Club World, American Express Shop Small to return

News in brief: British Airways to drop trolley food service in Club World Business Traveller got confirmation yesterday that British Airways is to abandon the trolley service for serving food in Club World, just a short while after it was introduced.  Rumours had been circulating for […]

Bits: Selfridges / Amex cashback, new British Airways Bordeaux lounge, 20% Etihad Guest transfer bonus now on

News in brief: New Selfridges cashback deal launched by American Express American Express has launched a new cashback deal in association with Selfridges. You are likely, but not guaranteed, to find this under the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement page on your American Express […]

Bits: see O2 tennis with Emirates or Amex, Delta increases Heathrow services, Caledonian Sleeper upgrade delayed

News in brief: See ATP tennis at the O2 with Emirates miles or Amex Membership Rewards points Emirates Skywards is currently offering standard and VIP tickets to the Nitto ATP tennis tournament at the O2 in November. The tournament runs from the 11th – 18th […]

Bits: Avios cancellation refunds, get Avis status with Priority Pass, 15% off IHG ‘points and cash’ redemptions

News in brief: One thing British Airways Executive Club does well …. Over the last few weeks I have had to cancel seven long-haul redemptions, racking up over £250 in cancellation fees. Four were booked via BA with Avios, one with Virgin Flying Club miles […]

Bits: Tesco and Peninsula Amex cashback deals, BA’s Venice lounge, LivingSocial competition

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals for Tesco and Peninsula Hotels A very generous new American Express offer with Tesco has appeared on a lot of Gold and Platinum cards, although unfortunately not on any in our house.  You need to look under […]

Bits: £50-£200 Amex Travel cashback, 2000 Heathrow Rewards points on fashion, free Fast Track at East Midlands

News in brief: Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion. There are a couple of versions.  The most generous, which I got, is a whopping £200 back on a £600 spend via Amex Travel.  The other […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for September? – 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. Our directory of the 16 main UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Review of the American Express Lounge at Universal Studios Hollywood!

This is our review of the American Express lounge at Universal Studios Hollywood. Yes, you learn something new every day!  It turns that American Express has its own lounge inside the Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood.   There is a similar lounge at the Universal […]

Bits: Priority Pass Amex guest fee up to £20, BA to sponsor Twickenham, Hilton registration link working

News in brief: Priority Pass guest fee for Amex Platinum cardholders rising to £20 Priority Pass has confirmed that the guest fee for anyone who has a card via American Express Platinum is rising to £20 from 1st October. This is not a surprise as […]

NatWest Black drops Priority Pass for DragonPass – but is it worth £28 per month?

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