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With the prices of everything increasing, it’s hard to find good deals on luxury hotels, rental cars and especially airfare! The American Express Platinum Card has so many benefits, but their Platinum Travel Benefits are my absolute favorite!
Fine Hotels & Resorts: A collection of the world’s most exclusive hotels. These hotels and resorts are the leaders in luxury. If you book the hotel through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) you’ll get the amenities. They include:
- Complimentary Room Upgrade (when available, and it usually is)
- Complimentary Breakfast for Two (each morning you are there)
- Guaranteed 4pm Late Checkout (great for afternoon flights)
- A Special Amenity such as Lunch for Two, $100 Resort Credit, $100 Spa Credit
These amenities are a wonderful bonus and they really can add up to great savings, especially for a weekend getaway! In my experience, the Amex FHR hotel rates are the same or slightly more than the going rate direct through the hotel. And worth every penny!
Domestic Companion Airfare: Want to bring your best friend, husband or girlfriend on your next trip? This is the perfect solution. Basically it’s a buy one get one free. Up to four times a year you can take advantage of this offer through American Express Platinum Travel Services. Six major US carriers, coach fares only, and it starts at $299.
Airport Club Room Access: Ever get stuck in the airport food court, in an uncomfortable chair with people banging into your luggage? Not a member of one of those airline clubs? No problem. If you are flying American Airlines, Northwest, Delta or Continental, all you have to do is flash that Platinum Amex and you’re in! Easy as that! Free drinks, snacks and most even have an airline representative that’ll keep checking on that complimentary upgrade for you!
Premium Car Rentals & Insurance: You can enjoy the VIP amenities and be enrolled for free in Avis, Hertz and National car rental programs. You’ll receive discounted car rental rates and complimentary Loss & Damage Insurance so you are always covered when in the US!
Want a real life example of how using your Platinum Amex can save you $$$?
Here’s an example of how I plan to use my platinum Travel to save almost $650.00 on a trip I’ll be taking a trip to the The Island Club Hotel in Orange County, California.
Now you know why Platinum American Express the only card in my wallet (and how I manage to travel twelve times a year)!
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