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AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014

Valued Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014

Did anyone else get offered a $500 statement credit for purchasing an Admirals Club membership?

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Message 11 of 19
Established Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014

I got 500$ offer.

Message 12 of 19
Frequent Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014

I would rather AMEX up the annual fee rather than water-down the benefits.

 

Guess I will NOT apply for it anytime in the near future.

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Message 13 of 19
Valued Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014


GaTech wrote:

I would rather AMEX up the annual fee rather than water-down the benefits.

 

Guess I will NOT apply for it anytime in the near future.


I dont think it is AMEX doing it, I think it is the airlines themselves that want exclusivity to THEIR CC benefits......

Message 14 of 19
Established Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014

Where did Amex say the Admirals Lounges are going? I haven't had anything yet from them telling me this.

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Message 15 of 19
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Re: AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014


CreditJim wrote:

Where did Amex say the Admirals Lounges are going? I haven't had anything yet from them telling me this.


Not everyone has gotten an e-mail yet.  I'm still waiting on mine.  Citi issued a press release saying that Executive AAdvantage card will be the only card to offer lounge access as of March 2014.   


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Message 16 of 19
Established Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014

For those bailing on AMEX over this move just flock to Citi. No doubt a new premium card for AA is in the works, or an existing product will be upgraded for lounge access. In reality the Citi product will be an inferior product as it won't offer the Hilton or SPG perks among other benefits. It will also be a credit card and although Citi seems to be pretty loose with credit limits nothing beats the Platinum for crazy spends when needed. The Centurion Lounges rock so I will be quite happy if they spread to many of the airports I visit frequently. 

I have a couple AA Citi cards but to be honest I just got them for the signup bonuses to stock up on miles for positioning on reward flights on other airlines. Same with the US Airways cards and miles. I don't visit AA lounges often so no ill effects on this merger issue.  

 

 

Message 17 of 19
Valued Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014

If you don't mind a little trickery then you can still get some perks

 

http://boardingarea.com/viewfromthewing/2013/12/04/trick-may-allow-american-express-platinum-get-us-...


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Message 18 of 19
Regular Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum is going to suck in 2014


ryanbush wrote:

Did anyone else get offered a $500 statement credit for purchasing an Admirals Club membership?


I didnt get a 500, only 200...

 

Special Offer: Up to $200 in Statement Credits

 

We recognize the inconvenience this may cause you as someone who travels frequently, so we have included you in a special offer. You will receive up to $200 in statement credits toward American Airlines and US Airways incidental fees charged to your Card from March 22, 2014 to December 31, 2014.1 You can use these credits toward:

 

I will be changing my card from Plat to Gold... What a waiste... My home Airport is DFW, so the only reason I got the plat card was for this reward... and some others of course, but this paid for the AF...

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