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New Travel Benefits for American Express Platinum Card Members and Business Platinum Card® MembersThe Platinum Card from American Express Will Offer 5X Membership Rewards Points on Airfare When Booked Directly with Airlines or Through American Express Travel

American Express OPEN Business Platinum Card Members Can Earn 50% Points Back on Air
NEW YORK,  October 5, 2016 -- 

Today American Express is announcing an expansion of the travel benefits that have helped make the Platinum Card the category leader for more than 30 years. Beginning October 6, consumers with a Platinum Card from American Express will receive 5X Membership Rewards points on airfare booked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel.

“Travel is an important part of our Card Members’ lives and it’s becoming even more so for a new generation who are global and drawn to the access, experiences and service that come with American Express® Membership,” said Denise Pickett, president, U.S. consumer services for American Express. “Our new travel benefits come just before the busiest travel season and offer valuable rewards to Card Members. You’ll see further enhancements for Platinum and Business Platinum Card Members and new programs that leverage the expanded network of small business merchants who now welcome American Express. We also plan to continue building on the success we’ve had throughout the year in acquiring new customers across all our Card products.”

Business Platinum Card Members can now earn 50% points back when using Membership Rewards® Pay with Points through American Express Travel to book a flight with their selected airline. They will also receive this benefit when booking a first or business class ticket with any airline.  In addition, Business Platinum Card Members can earn 1.5X Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on any purchase of $5,000 or more.

Platinum Card Members and Business Platinum Card Members also have access to American Express’ Global Lounge Collection, which offers entry into the most airport lounges across the globe. With more than 1,000 lounges, in 500 plus cities, across 120 countries and counting, the Global Lounge Collection includes American Express’ award winning Centurion® lounge network, International American Express lounges, Delta Sky Clubs®, Priority Pass™ Select, and Airspace Lounges. 

These rewarding experiences are part of a growing roster of travel benefits that Platinum Card Members and Business Platinum Card Members can take advantage of including:  a $200 Airline Fee Credit for incidental benefits like baggage, with their selected airline, upgrades to Starwood Preferred Guest® Gold Status and Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status, complimentary benefits when booking with the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS, access to the Delta Private Jet program, complimentary access to Wi-Fi hotspots provided by Boingo Wireless and a Fee Credit for Global Entry or the TSA Pre✓® program application.

Terms and Limitations apply. More information about these new benefits can be found starting October 6 at

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Charlotte Fuller212.640.6841Charlotte.Fuller@aexp.comFelicia

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