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Forums Payment cards American Express Shall I apply for The Platinum Card, Barclays Avios Plus or both? Reply To: Shall I apply for The Platinum Card, Barclays Avios Plus or both?

masaccio 682 posts

I used my first one for Athens CE which was helpful as Athens in the summer is expensive in economy, let alone business. I plan to use the next one on a 1-way CW ticket for two of us on the way back from NYC after a transatlantic cruise.

Compared to my use of the 2-4-1 those are both pretty niche for the kind of flying we normally do.

I still have the free Barclays card, but I also find that I can use Amex most places. Linking it to PayPal has been a route to using it online in places that don’t accept Amex directly.

If you are unlikely to put £20k through the standard card, could consider Curve Metal and use Fronted to get there, but then you have the Metal fees to consider.

For me, it boils down to how often I think I will do redemptions and with my Avios earn rate, one 2-4-1 per year is about right.

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