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.

Why American Express Platinum gets you into more airport and train lounges than you think

NOTE: American Express is running an advertising campaign for Platinum at the moment and asked us to write something about it as part of that. This technically makes this article an ad, although regular readers will recognise that the article has the same sentiments as […]

Bits: targeted £25 Amazon / Amex discount, 3000 Virgin miles with new wine offer, new HFP hosting

News in brief: Targeted American Express ‘£25 off £40’ at Amazon promo For a couple of years, Amazon has been offering a £15 discount on a £25 spend for anyone who links their Amex Gold or Amex Platinum card to their amazon.co.uk account and part-pays […]

Bits: China Southern joining oneworld?, Amex’s London lounge returns, Eurostar St Pancras lounge update

News in brief: China Southern to leave SkyTeam – and rumoured to be joining oneworld China Southern announced yesterday that it is leaving the SkyTeam airline alliance.  It will not renew its existing contract on 1st January and the airline will slowly unwind its position […]

Bits: generous Amex Gold/Plat bonus points promo, get a status match to Wyndham Rewards, Heathrow Christmas bears

News in brief: American Express launches a generous spend bonus on Gold and Platinum If you have an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum card, check the ‘Offers’ currently showing on your online statement page. Tucked away down the bottom should be a generous […]

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

If you have been following our series of UK credit card reviews over the last couple of weeks, we are now up to ‘M’ in the alphabet.  The next article will be on the new Miles & More charge cards, recently launched with Diners Club […]

Bits: BA schedule changes to Italy and Spain, £5 cashback from Amex with Paypal, Necker Island available on Virgin miles

News in brief: British Airways announces Spain and Italy service changes British Airways has announced a number of changes to its Spanish and Italian networks, including a few switches between Heathrow and Gatwick. Here are the changes: Almeria – moves from Heathrow to Gatwick from […]

Bits: Lufty / SWISS Asia & Africa sale, £25 off Geneva & Zurich flights, Heathrow Express offering Amex cashback

News in brief: Good Lufthansa / SWISS Business Class deals to Asia and Africa Lufthansa and SWISS are offering some good Business Class fares from the UK to Asia for the next few days. You need to book by 18th November.  A minimum stay of […]

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 […]

Bits: 0.84p Avios on Groupon, new £50 Hilton cashback deal from Amex, Park Plaza £139 London deal

News in brief: 2,000 Avios for under £17 via Groupon Spain The Groupon ‘cheap Avios’ promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus, relaunched last week.  Click here for details. The cheapest – and best value – 2,000 Avios package is now back in stock.  You are only paying €19 […]

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

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic announces new food partnership with Donal Skehan Virgin Atlantic has launched a new partnership with Irish food writer Donal Skehan.  Selected dishes from Donal will be appearing in the Clubhouse restaurants and in Upper Class cabins this month, following by […]

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 […]

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