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Changes to the American Express Platinum Card

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MarkintheHV
Frequent Contributor

Changes to the American Express Platinum Card

Looks like Authorized users are now $195/per AU.  New AU cards are now called "Companion Platinum Card" that is white.Also minor changes to entertainement credit.

 

https://thepointsguy.com/news/amex-platinum-increase-authorized-user-new-fee/

 

What's in my wallet? - NFCU Flagship - 80k | AmEx Delta Reserve - $70k | Citi Strata Premier - $37k
Sock drawer - AmEx Delta Plat Biz - 60k | Citi AA Biz - 20k | Citi Custom Cash - 9K


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JoeRockhead
Senior Contributor

Re: Changes to the American Express Platinum Card

Interesting, I guess that's one way to make a card that's supposed to be more exclusive, more exclusive. Just price a segment of your cardholders out of the club. That's a steep hike in AF for AUs

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MarkintheHV
Frequent Contributor

Re: Changes to the American Express Platinum Card

Looks like the spend for the bonus has increased from 6k in 6 months, to 8k in 6 months

 

What's in my wallet? - NFCU Flagship - 80k | AmEx Delta Reserve - $70k | Citi Strata Premier - $37k
Sock drawer - AmEx Delta Plat Biz - 60k | Citi AA Biz - 20k | Citi Custom Cash - 9K


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hwwilliams
Valued Member

Re: Changes to the American Express Platinum Card

They also replaced Audible with The Wall Street Journal in the entertainment credit.

Personal Cards

Business Cards




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Zoostation1
Valued Contributor

Re: Changes to the American Express Platinum Card

Seems to me they like they are trying to reduce lounge crowding by making it less practival for families traveling to make usage of the lounges (in favor of business travelers who are far more likely to be traveling alone).

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CBetc
Contributor

Re: Changes to the American Express Platinum Card


@Zoostation1 wrote:

Seems to me they like they are trying to reduce lounge crowding by making it less practival for families traveling to make usage of the lounges (in favor of business travelers who are far more likely to be traveling alone).


Probably. Honestly, there's a solid market for either of these groups... but they're separate groups and probably should be catered to separately, even with the limited space available in airports.

 

Like, I'd kill for a place focused on family groups.... AND for a place focused on single business overnight travellers that need a place to crash quietly after a red-eye. 

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