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.

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