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Amex Platinum removed the Domestic Companion ticket benefit.

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Amex Platinum removed the Domestic Companion ticket benefit.

I got this notice in the mail today. Starting 11/15/2008 this feature is gone from the Platinum card. I'm a little shocked, as I thought that was one of the better benefits they have.

 

I know this is to try and mitigate losses on their part, but sheesh. I can almost bet the $450 isn't going down to compensate for it. Now I definitely don't think I can justify paying it next June.  

Here we go again...
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Valued Contributor

Re: Amex Platinum removed the Domestic Companion ticket benefit.

I have hard time to justify $95 AF for green let alone $450 for Platinum.
IN VINO VERITAS.
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Re: Amex Platinum removed the Domestic Companion ticket benefit.

I got that notice a couple of weeks ago.  That, plus the AF increase is making me reconsider renewing in Feb.  I have to figure out how much travel I'm gonna be doing in '09.

 

Plus, my AMEX Delta Gold just dropped double miles on everyday purchases (only one mile per dollar spent now, still two miles per on delta tix purchases). 

 

Rats!

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Re: Amex Platinum removed the Domestic Companion ticket benefit.


writemikep wrote:

I got that notice a couple of weeks ago.  That, plus the AF increase is making me reconsider renewing in Feb.  I have to figure out how much travel I'm gonna be doing in '09.

 

Plus, my AMEX Delta Gold just dropped double miles on everyday purchases (only one mile per dollar spent now, still two miles per on delta tix purchases). 

 

Rats!


I didn't receive this notice. How much is the AF going up to?

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fused wrote:

writemikep wrote:

I got that notice a couple of weeks ago.  That, plus the AF increase is making me reconsider renewing in Feb.  I have to figure out how much travel I'm gonna be doing in '09.

 

Plus, my AMEX Delta Gold just dropped double miles on everyday purchases (only one mile per dollar spent now, still two miles per on delta tix purchases). 

 

Rats!


I didn't receive this notice. How much is the AF going up to?


 

Not going up ............just another MF urban myth.  (interpret MF as you will)

 

NMN

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Amex Platinum removed the Domestic Companion ticket benefit.

I meant, after the AF increased from $395 to $450 (I got hit with that increase this past Feb).
Message Edited by writemikep on 11-05-2008 07:46 PM
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Re: Amex Platinum removed the Domestic Companion ticket benefit.


writemikep wrote:
I meant, after the AF increased from $395 to $450 (I got hit with that increase this past Feb).
Message Edited by writemikep on 11-05-2008 07:46 PM

Oh, whew! *Breathes sigh of relief*

Here we go again...
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Re: Amex Platinum removed the Domestic Companion ticket benefit.


FretlessMayhem wrote:

I got this notice in the mail today. Starting 11/15/2008 this feature is gone from the Platinum card. I'm a little shocked, as I thought that was one of the better benefits they have.

 

I know this is to try and mitigate losses on their part, but sheesh. I can almost bet the $450 isn't going down to compensate for it. Now I definitely don't think I can justify paying it next June.  


 


FretlessMayhem wrote:

I got this notice in the mail today. Starting 11/15/2008 this feature is gone from the Platinum card. I'm a little shocked, as I thought that was one of the better benefits they have.

 

I know this is to try and mitigate losses on their part, but sheesh. I can almost bet the $450 isn't going down to compensate for it. Now I definitely don't think I can justify paying it next June.  


That Benefit was terrible anyway you had to buy Y and B fais super expensive. You can find way better deals externaly for 2 tickets. I heard from a little bird that most people buy somrhting that is worth around $450 every year and happen to loose it to cover their AF fees. I think this is dishonest and against the law but I read on another thread that allot of people do this year in and year out.

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ddd wrote:

FretlessMayhem wrote:

I got this notice in the mail today. Starting 11/15/2008 this feature is gone from the Platinum card. I'm a little shocked, as I thought that was one of the better benefits they have.

 

I know this is to try and mitigate losses on their part, but sheesh. I can almost bet the $450 isn't going down to compensate for it. Now I definitely don't think I can justify paying it next June.  


 


FretlessMayhem wrote:

I got this notice in the mail today. Starting 11/15/2008 this feature is gone from the Platinum card. I'm a little shocked, as I thought that was one of the better benefits they have.

 

I know this is to try and mitigate losses on their part, but sheesh. I can almost bet the $450 isn't going down to compensate for it. Now I definitely don't think I can justify paying it next June.  


That Benefit was terrible anyway you had to buy Y and B fais super expensive. You can find way better deals externaly for 2 tickets. I heard from a little bird that most people buy somrhting that is worth around $450 every year and happen to loose it to cover their AF fees. I think this is dishonest and against the law but I read on another thread that allot of people do this year in and year out.


I'm sure you mean you read this on another site, not on another thread on this board.

 

Let's not go down this road on this particular board.

 

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Re: Amex Platinum removed the Domestic Companion ticket benefit.


cheddar wrote:

ddd wrote:

FretlessMayhem wrote:

I got this notice in the mail today. Starting 11/15/2008 this feature is gone from the Platinum card. I'm a little shocked, as I thought that was one of the better benefits they have.

 

I know this is to try and mitigate losses on their part, but sheesh. I can almost bet the $450 isn't going down to compensate for it. Now I definitely don't think I can justify paying it next June.  


 


FretlessMayhem wrote:

I got this notice in the mail today. Starting 11/15/2008 this feature is gone from the Platinum card. I'm a little shocked, as I thought that was one of the better benefits they have.

 

I know this is to try and mitigate losses on their part, but sheesh. I can almost bet the $450 isn't going down to compensate for it. Now I definitely don't think I can justify paying it next June.  


That Benefit was terrible anyway you had to buy Y and B fais super expensive. You can find way better deals externaly for 2 tickets. I heard from a little bird that most people buy somrhting that is worth around $450 every year and happen to loose it to cover their AF fees. I think this is dishonest and against the law but I read on another thread that allot of people do this year in and year out.


I'm sure you mean you read this on another site, not on another thread on this board.

 

Let's not go down this road on this particular board.

 


For sure another site I dont know what this is called. Forum or Thread but it was NOT  on  My Fico.

Message Edited by ddd on 11-06-2008 12:38 PM
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