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American Express Corporate Platinum Card Boosts Benefits for Business TravelersRoad Warriors Skip Passport Lines and Stay Connected During Flights
NEW YORK,  October 12, 2011 -- 

American Express today announced two new benefits to the American Express® Corporate Platinum Card to help business travelers get through airports quickly and stay connected during flights. Free Global Entry membership and complimentary Gogo® in-flight Wi-Fi sessions join a robust list of premier benefits and rewards designed for companies seeking to balance comfort, ease and productivity for their executive business travelers while simultaneously reducing corporate expenses.

Free Global Entry Membership
With Global Entry, there's no need to wait in long passport lines when re-entering the U.S. This U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program streamlines the international arrivals process for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the U.S. Global Entry is offered at 20 major airports nationwide and at major airports in Canada where CBP pre-clearance services are available.

Benefit details include:

  • Card members apply for Global Entry membership at www.globalentry.gov, use the Corporate Platinum Card to pay the $100 application fee, and then receive a statement credit covering the fee.
  • The Global Entry membership is valid for five years.

Gogo® In-flight Wi-Fi
Gogo is the leading provider of in-flight Wi-Fi and offers Internet connectivity on nearly 1,200 airplanes flying routes in the continental United States. Participating airlines include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America Airlines.

Benefit details include:

  • Card members use their Corporate Platinum Card to purchase a Gogo Flight Pass, good for Gogo access on one flight, and then receive a statement credit covering the cost.
  • Corporate Platinum Card members are eligible to receive 10 statement credits each calendar year.

"Business travelers have no time to waste. They're on the go 24/7, and are constantly looking for ways to save time and be more efficient," said Jaromir Divilek, Senior Vice President, Global Product Development, American Express Global Corporate Payments. "These new benefits will ease their time on the road, and, at the same time, benefit the corporation by encouraging card usage and aiding expense management across the organization."

The American Express® Corporate Platinum Card features a wide range of existing benefits, including airline and hotel discounts, airport club access, complimentary Priority Pass(TM) Select membership, concierge services, roadside assistance, and baggage insurance. For more information, please visit: americanexpress.com/corporateplatinumcard.

About American Express Global Corporate Payments
Through its Global Corporate Payments group, American Express provides payments solutions to mid-sized companies and large corporations worldwide. The Company offers a full range of products and services to meet clients' travel and entertainment and B2B spending needs, including the Corporate Card and Corporate Purchasing Card. It issues local-currency commercial cards in more than 40 countries, and International Dollar Corporate Cards in an additional 100+ countries. For more information, visit americanexpress.com/corporate.

About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/companies/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.


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Corey Karsch212.640.0671corey.r.karsch@aexp.com

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