Amex is making it easier for certain cardholders to make restaurant reservations

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Have a premium Amex card and an affinity for delicious food? Good news! American Express has announced it will be introducing an in-app restaurant reservation tool that will be available exclusively for those of you who have cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express.

In the past, cardholders have had to call the concierge to make otherwise hard-to-get reservations. But now, you’ll be able to book a table at more than 10,000 restaurants worldwide with just a few clicks through the app.

To bring the app feature to cardholders, Amex is using its recently-acquired Resy platform and partnering with Bookatable and SEVENROOMS, both existing online reservation systems. This will make using this card perk much easier, as you won’t have to call in, wait on hold, talk to a human, etc.

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The goal is to have the reservation system rolled out to all cardholders in early 2020, with some Platinum and Centurion members getting early access in November for testing purposes. Exclusive restaurant reservations at hard-to-book eateries is one of the many perks offered by the Amex Platinum, on top of other features like amazing airport lounge access and hotel elite status.

If you find yourself enjoying a special meal, be sure to use one of the best credit cards for restaurants, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card to pay your bill. You wouldn’t want to miss out on an opportunity to make the most of your dining purchase.

The information for the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards card has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

What do you think about this in-app feature? While I don’t regularly use this booking perk, it’s nice to know that Amex is working to make things even more seamless for its customers.

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