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  • avs90 4 posts

    I have had a Gold card for a few years and I am looking to upgrade to Platinum. After reading that a number of people have had applications declined (likely due to their limit on other cards being high), would applying via the upgrade from gold to platinum offer increase the likelihood of being accepted?

    JDB 4,138 posts

    I think that applying via the Gold to Platinum upgrade gives you a very high chance of being accepted, plus a small SUB to which you otherwise wouldn’t be entitled. I personally still value the Gold card over the Platinum, so when the 40k bonus was offered last autumn (in the run up to the 12 October changes to Gold terms) I got my wife to upgrade her Gold but have kept mine for the superior rewards earning with spend bonus, airline/foreign spend bonus and my son uses the Deliveroo so net cost of Gold is minimal. For me, there is also no interest in the Plat insurance, hotel statuses, FHR etc and the dining credits are a wash.

    kiley 135 posts

    I applied for the plat 2 months ago and was approved. Moreover to date:-

    -71+ points (supplementary card added)
    -£200 Amex Travel credit awarded- not spent yet but will be soon for a either UK hotel break or International Hotel
    -£50 pounds HN credit (restock my gin collection)
    -£150 International dining credit realised by 2 lovely meals in Brussels
    -£150 pounds UK credit will be achieved via a meal and drinks at 20 Stories Manchester when visit for the Ashes cricket next month. Although, there are some “catches” on the dining credit members need to careful to enable the full credit.
    -Another £50 pounds of Gin will be purchased from HN next month
    -Although im BA Silver I’ve still used the priority pass for 6 visits just to “make a change from galleries”
    -2 visits to Plazz at T5
    -The travel insurance which I value at around £250 pounds isn’t needed as my family and I have annual trip AXA Chubb insurance through my employer.
    -The Fine hotels aren’t really my scene so this benifit isn’t one I’m taking advantage of.
    -i don’t plan on any hire car and havnt for years, so I have not used the insurance
    -I have been awarded Hilton Gold but still waiting for Marriot application to drop, Apparently this takes 7 weeks.

    Overall; for me and my partner who enjoy a busy travel schedule, decent resturants and the occassional G&T think the card works.

    If I didn’t have BA status or travel insurance from my employer, the plat card would, IMHO be the best value. As it stands now, it still very good.

    tp1404 32 posts

    I applied for the plat 2 months ago and was approved. Moreover to date:-

    -71+ points (supplementary card added)
    -£200 Amex Travel credit awarded- not spent yet but will be soon for a either UK hotel break or International Hotel
    -£50 pounds HN credit (restock my gin collection)
    -£150 International dining credit realised by 2 lovely meals in Brussels
    -£150 pounds UK credit will be achieved via a meal and drinks at 20 Stories Manchester when visit for the Ashes cricket next month. Although, there are some “catches” on the dining credit members need to careful to enable the full credit.
    -Another £50 pounds of Gin will be purchased from HN next month
    -Although im BA Silver I’ve still used the priority pass for 6 visits just to “make a change from galleries”
    -2 visits to Plazz at T5
    -The travel insurance which I value at around £250 pounds isn’t needed as my family and I have annual trip AXA Chubb insurance through my employer.
    -The Fine hotels aren’t really my scene so this benifit isn’t one I’m taking advantage of.
    -i don’t plan on any hire car and havnt for years, so I have not used the insurance
    -I have been awarded Hilton Gold but still waiting for Marriot application to drop, Apparently this takes 7 weeks.

    Overall; for me and my partner who enjoy a busy travel schedule, decent resturants and the occassional G&T think the card works.

    If I didn’t have BA status or travel insurance from my employer, the plat card would, IMHO be the best value. As it stands now, it still very good.

    Hi,
    A little off topic, but we used our dining credit for 20stories in March. I was honestly disappointed. The £90 steak was merely acceptable and nothing special, and we had to send 3 other meal items back for being cold. Tattu (Chinese) on the other hand was excellent and I highly recommend trying there instead if you like Chinese food.

    kiley 135 posts

    Hi,
    A little off topic, but we used our dining credit for 20stories in March. I was honestly disappointed. The £90 steak was merely acceptable and nothing special, and we had to send 3 other meal items back for being cold. Tattu (Chinese) on the other hand was excellent and I highly recommend trying there instead if you like Chinese food.[/quote]

    Thanks for the tip off, I don’t eat steak, and the appeal of the vista and cocktails from 20 stories is the reason for booking. I’ll give it a go and report back on my experience.
    Next time I’ll visit Tattu.

    Yamahareo 18 posts

    I guess still related, but has anyone successfully applied with a minimum income of <£50K now that the boosted welcome offer has expired?

    zapato1060 561 posts

    I guess still related, but has anyone successfully applied with a minimum income of <£50K now that the boosted welcome offer has expired?

    As of now, no update, but nothing prevents you from being first?

    Yamahareo 18 posts

    I guess still related, but has anyone successfully applied with a minimum income of <£50K now that the boosted welcome offer has expired?

    As of now, no update, but nothing prevents you from being first?

    I was rejected as I earnt under £50k recently, so I’m waiting out the 3 months before I reapply. I’ve got alot of travel coming up which I’d be keen to use the travel benefits the Amex Platinum offers.

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