What Changes Would YOU Make to the AMEX Platinum Cards?
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This follows recent positive changes, like a new 5X bonus category on certain airfare purchases!
It makes sense that AMEX is stepping up their game after the overwhelming demand for the Chase Sapphire Reserve. And more competition is great news for folks in the miles & points world!
Let’s look at what other changes could be made!
Potential AMEX Platinum Changes
But these cards could still use more perks to compete with Chase cards, like the Chase Sapphire Reserve.
My Wish List for the AMEX Platinum
I think it would be great to add a new bonus spending category. AMEX already offers bonus categories on other cards like the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express.
Currently, AMEX Platinum cardholders get access to airport lounges (Delta, Priority Pass, Airspace, and American Express Centurion Lounges).
But it costs $27 for guest access to Priority Pass lounges. AMEX could make this perk similar to the Sapphire Reserve and remove the guest fee.
Lastly, the AMEX Platinum cards come with $200 in statement credits per calendar year for airline incidentals with your selected airline (luggage fees, in-flight food & drink, etc.). It would be fantastic if AMEX expanded this benefit so you were not limited to airline incidentals. Or if it applied to any travel purchase like the Sapphire Reserve.
There are rumors of more positive changes coming to AMEX Platinum cards in early 2017.
AMEX has been coming on strong with improvements to their cards. So it makes sense that they may add new card benefits.
What new perks would you like to see?
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