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  • phil-lavin 78 posts

    I have it in my head that you get £200 travel credit with Amex Platinum (personal card). However I can’t find any details. Am I remembering wrong? I see it on business platinum and US personal platinum but not UK personal card.

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,189 posts

    You are misremembering. It is not a recurring benefit of the UK card. Some people in recent times had it given to them as part of a SUB.

    phil-lavin 78 posts

    You are misremembering. It is not a recurring benefit of the UK card. Some people in recent times had it given to them as part of a SUB.

    Thanks for confirming 👍

    ACK 7 posts

    Found this thread so thought I’d ask here instead of opening a new one. I have the personal platinum UK card and got it when the travel credit promo was running. On the amex travel page, it also shows that I have £200 credit with them, so I explored ways to use it. I have an upcoming short haul trip, so did a dummy booking on the BA site and the price came up to be £511. Searched for the same flights on the same dates and amex travel quoted £620, so £110 more expensive through them. The £200 credit suddenly doesn’t sound that good.

    I’m wondering if I’m doing something wrong? Yes, I could just bag a £90 discount, but I’d rather go for better value if I can. Is there a trick to it, I wonder. Perhaps it’s a known thing and better value can be achieved when used for hotel bookings only?

    phantomchickenz 361 posts

    I had similar booking for a trip with Air New Zealand. I think Amex books a more flexible fare than the cheapest one (that was the case for me), so whilst not exactly £200 off the cheapest flight, I reckon I’ve got good value despite only saving circa £80.

    memesweeper 1,330 posts

    After doing a few flight searches and being unimpressed with the results I booked a Fine Hotels and Resorts pre-pay with Amex travel and was delighted with the value I obtained.

    harley 114 posts

    I added an extra night recently to a stay already prebooked direct ( with suite upgrades etc), even though the extra night was more expensive than direct the hotel were more than happy to allow me to stay in the superior room for the extra night rather than the lower class one i had booked using the credit so all worked well for me!

    memesweeper 1,330 posts

    @harley my experience exactly — i booked the minimum to trigger the offer (and secure FHR benefits). For the one other night booking direct makes more sense.

    Alexander 6 posts

    My wife received the £200 travel credit platinum SUB. She is now considering cancelling the card, will she lose the travel credit once the platinum card is cancelled?

    JDB 4,841 posts

    My wife received the £200 travel credit platinum SUB. She is now considering cancelling the card, will she lose the travel credit once the platinum card is cancelled?

    Yes, it is lost if the card is cancelled but she should be able to use it now (ie prior to card cancellation) for travel later, but if you subsequently want to change or cancel the booking, the £200 will be gone.

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