Why I Switched to the Amex Business Platinum Card

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I’ve long had the The Platinum Card from American Express which has a ton of great perks ranging from lounge access to travel benefits and purchase protection, making this a card I’ve carried around for a long time until I finally decided that the only thing better than this card it’s brother the The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN.


The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN offers all the great perks of the personal card however there are a couple added benefits making this card superior in my opinion.

50% Airline Bonus: You can redeem Membership Rewards  Pay with Points for all or part of an eligible fare and get 50% of those points back. This is valid on First and Business Class tickets with all airlines available with American Express Travel or ay fare class with your selected qualifying airline.

Gogo and Boingo Internet: With the business card, not only go your enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi at Boingo hotspots, you get  10 Gogo inflight internet passes annually, meaning the next time you’re on a domestic flight you can stay connected.

In addition, this card offers all the great perks of the personal card, including some of my favorites listed below.

$200 Airline Fee Credit: Select a qualifying airline to get started. Then receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year when incidental fees, such as checked bags and in – flight refreshments, are charged by the airline to your Business Platinum Card Account.

Receive a statement credit every 5 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or TSA Pre✔ ($85) with an eligible Card. If approved, you can get expedited screening at select airports. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA Pre✔.

You’ll also get complimentary airport lounge access to The Centurion Lounges, Delta Sky Clubs, and Airspace Lounges and you can enroll in Priority Pass Select at no additional cost. These programs provide you access to over 700 domestic and international airport lounges.

Bottom Line

If you’ve been a loyal Amex Platinum cardholder, you may want to consider getting the business version for the added benefits.

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN is currently offering an increased sign-up bonus of 75,000 Membership Rewards points after meeting the minimum spending requirements.

Are you currently a cardholder of the Business Platinum Card from American Express? Feel free to share your favorite benefits of this card below. 

Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer. This post was accurate at the time of posting, offer may be unavailable on this site at a later time. For details on current offers visit the card issuer’s site.

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