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American Express’s iconic product, The Platinum Card® is going to offer better benefits and perks starting March 30th. Rates and Fees
$200 Annual Uber Credit, VIP status
Platinum card members will receive up to $200 annual Uber credits ($15 a month, with a $20 bonus in December) for U.S. rides.
New Metal card
The new Platinum Card is going to be a metal design with a luxurious-feeling new look.
We get a chance to take a look at the new Amex Platinum card. Its weight is similar to the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, and lighter than the Ritz Carlton Rewards credit card.
5x on eligible hotels booked through Amextravel.com
In addition to 5x on flights booked through Amextravel.com, you’ll also earn 5x on eligible hotel bookings. Note this only applies to prepaid rates. Fine Hotels & Resorts program is not included.
Expanded Global Lounge Collection
New Global Dining Collection
American Express has partnered with world-renowned chefs. " Including Thomas Keller, Daniel Humm, Stephanie Izard and José Andrés, to provide Platinum Card Members with access to one-of-a-kind dining experiences."
Complimentary Authorized User Gold cards
Increased Annual Fee
All the benefits coming with a cost, the card’s annual fee will be going up from $450 to $550.
Also, all existing benefits will remain. It includes $200 Airline Fee Credit, Centurion Lounge access, Priority Pass lounge access, Delta SkyClub access, Fine Hotels & Resorts Program, etc.
The $550 annual fee may scare some people away, but when you size up the perks, you know that the Platinum card is well worth it.
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