Thanks - no change in the status online. Was holding off on the call out of candidly, fear it would turn into an over the phone recon. Will prob call though to confirm.
I'd write the letter, and, in your case, point to (a) your record with current Amex accounts, and (b) your improved credit scores. My experience is that you'll likely get a better result than just calling. They won't acknowledge your letter, but you may hear something about three weeks after you send the letter.