Use Your $200 Airline Credit From American Express Platinum

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Baby Weekly Flyer’s first long flight was the last flight of the year for us. Since we had a portion of the $200 airline credit available from a Platinum American Express, we got innovative on the flight in order to max out the remaining credit before it expired.

We hadn’t yet maxed out our $200 credit. Delta was our selected carrier so we were locked in with spending money with them to get the $200 statement credit. Before our flight, I called American Express and learned that I still had $75 to spend on fees with Delta to receive a credit. The challenge was on. Bring it!

One Way To Spend Your Credits

We pulled up the inflight eats menu and ordered some snacks for Baby’s first flight. The BoarsHead Turkey sandwich was great, but that didn’t get us to the $75 max credit.

Next, we pulled up the inflight drink menu and decided got innovative.
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I realized you can get some great drinks with a $75 statement credit. The menu has some of my spirits including Avion and Woodford Reserve.

We ordered 4 Woodford Reserve minis and two bottles of red wine “to go” in order to eat up the remaining credit.
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Since my job was to carry Baby Weekly Flyer down the stairs upon arrival, I had to be on my A game. I drank the Coca Cola and took the Woodford Reserves “to go” for enjoyment on the island.

Bottom Line

If you have a Platinum American Express card, don’t forget to use your credit before it expires. Our mission was accomplished by ordering spirits “to go” off the eats menu.

Do you have any cool suggestions on last minute ways to max out an American Express Platinum card airline credit?

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