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The Platinum Card® from American Express
Recent better offer: 100K after $3K spend direct link (last reported 5/10/16)
FM Mini Review: This card is absolutely loaded with high end perks. Depending upon your situation, those perks may be worth the annual fee or much more.
Card Type: Amex Charge Card
Earning rate: 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel ⚬ 5X points for prepaid hotels booked through American Express Travel
Noteworthy perks: ⚬ $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline ⚬ Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status for Basic Member only ⚬ Up to $100 in credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue (up to $50 in credits semi-annually, enrollment required) ⚬ $100 Global Entry fee reimbursement ⚬ Airport lounge benefits ⚬ Rental car elite status ⚬ SPG Gold status ⚬ Hilton HHonors Gold status ⚬ Free Boingo wifi ⚬ Free Gold card AUs. Terms & Conditions Apply. See Rates & Fees
The Platinum Card from American Express is a high end travel rewards charge card that is loaded with perks:
For many, the personal Platinum card's 5X airfare bonus and Uber credits may be enough to make this card worth keeping. For the rest of the benefits, though, some would do better with the Amex Business Platinum card which includes Gogo In-Flight Wifi, 35% points rebate when points are used to purchase select airfare, and 1.5 points per dollar for purchases of $5K or more.
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