5x Points On Airfare With Amex Platinum Card/s Plus Metal Cards


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As of today you can get a metal Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.

New applicants who are approved should receive a metal card and if you already have the Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN,you can ask to exchange it for a metal version!

I wrote a post back in August that pointed out some differences between the Business and Personal version of the Platinum card/s. Check that information out here as a reminder…

American Express made some changes to the Platinum cards earlier this year. Amex increased the earning on the Platinum cards to 5x Membership Rewards points on airfare. Let’s take a look at the difference between the personal, The Platinum Card® from American Express and the business version, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN with regards to this 5x MR points benefit.

5x Points On Airfare With Amex Platinum Card/s

5x MR points benefit

With the personal platinum card, The Platinum Card® from American Express, you will earn your 5x MR points when you book flights directly with airlines or via Amex Travel. You also earn 5x MR points on eligible hotels booked only on amextravel.com.

In the case of the Business version, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN the benefit is a little different in that you only earn the 5x MR points on flights and prepaid hotels when you book via amextravel.com.

The Platinum cards from American Express offer a lot of other benefits as well that can easily offset their higher annual fees.

More Benefits

Of course there are more benefits of each card that you can review The Platinum Card® from American Express here and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN like the current sign up bonuses here.

5x Points On Airfare With Amex Platinum Card/s

Bottom Line

The American Express Platinum cards both offer 5x MR points on airfare, but there is a distinct difference between how you can earn the 5x benefit between the personal and business card. Make sure that if you are planning on grabbing one of these cards, that you know which one will benefit you the most.

The Platinum Card® from American Express 

The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

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The Weekly Flyer writes about travel from a business traveler perspective. He travels the world every week accumulating points and miles along the way.

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