09-05-2012 02:04 PM
I recently booked $5000 worth of travel for the next few months so I went ahead and app'd for Amex Platinum for travel benefits - especially airport lounge access.
I got the pending further review message and called next day. The regular CSR aren't helpful and just read a script. So I called the executive office and they did a manual review for me.
APPROVED! They are expediting it to me also for my upcoming US Open trip this Saturday.
THANKS to this forum for all of the advice! Never thought I would get an Amex at the age of 21 but now I have 3!!! (Amex Zync, Gold PRG, and Platinum)
They pulled Transunion - Score was 640-650 due to high utilization (booked trips)
No negative marks on my report or anything - payments ALL on time
09-05-2012 02:06 PM
Congratulations! Welcome to the Amex family, and have a safe and enjoyable trip.
09-05-2012 02:32 PM
Congrats! The Platinum is an awesome card for those who can take advantage of its benefits.
09-05-2012 04:12 PM
Congrats!!! Curious though...what's your reasoning for having all three (Zync, PRG + Plat)?
Zync - It was to get in with Amex first
Gold PRG - This card gets you the most MR points from what I heard and that is true with my spending. I spent a lot of airfare, gas and groceries!
Platinum - I wanted this card for the benefits such as airport lounge access and the no foreign transaction fee. I have a feeling no foreign transaction fee will be VERY useful when I am overseas for the entire winter!
That said, I think I am going to cancel Zync soon now that I have the perfect Amex combo for me. What do you guys think? Should I cancel the Zync?
09-05-2012 05:25 PM
CONGRATS!!! It's a good day over at AMEX.
09-05-2012 08:31 PM
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09-06-2012 04:08 AM
Sweet! Have fun at the Open
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