American Express Flights
Last week I discovered an amazing American Express Flights Platinum benefit that saved me about 75% on the price of a business class ticket and then I got to thinking about all the other ways I have crushed airfare bookings over the years thanks to American Express.
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Amex Platinum Flight Discounts
Eligible Discounted fares include all booking class tickets with participating carriers on select routes. These fares can be refundable and non-refundable. Remember, Amex Platinum and Business Platinum cardholders earn 5X Membership Rewards points when booking revenue fares through the Amex Travel portal. Get the complete details here: Incredible Amex Platinum Flight Discounts! Save Over 75% on Transcon Flights
Through June 30, 2021, Platinum Card® and Business Platinum Card® Members can access lower fares on select routes, for travel through June 30, 2021. Platinum Card Members get 5X Membership Rewards® points for airfare purchases made on their Card. Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of your fare, plus you still get miles from the airline. Business Platinum Card Members get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights at AmexTravel.com, or 35% Membership Rewards® points back after using points for all or part of an eligible flight.
Amex Offer Airline Savings
These deals are my absolute favorite, because I get all the credit for the spend and if the offers is available on the Amex Platinum, Gold or Green Cards you also get bonus points. Currently there’s a very generous offer for Delta whereby you spend $300 and get $120 back. In the past we’ve seen many valuable offers for airfare including Jetblue, Air France and Qantas.
International Airline Program
Amex Insider Fares
Insider Fares are exclusive flight discounts available to membership rewards card holders when they book flights through Amex Travel. The entire amount of the purchase must be covered using Membership Rewards points. Insider Fares are only available on select flights and I’ve only ever seen them on American Airlines, Delta and Alaska.
Huge Savings: Stack Amex Insider Fares and Pay with Points Rebate
Amex Airline Incidental Fee Credits
Cardmembers receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year when incidental fees, such as checked bags and flight-change fees, are charged by their selected to their eligible Card Account.
How to Use Amex Airline Credits Without Travel (2021)
Amex Business Platinum 35% Point Rebate
GUIDE: Amex Business Platinum 35% Pay with Points Airfare Rebate
Transfer Partner Bonuses
Amex periodically offers bonuses on the transfer ratio to it’s partners and these bonuses can be incredibly easy ways to get more value from your credit card points.
$200 Travel Credit Offer for Platinum Members
Simply book travel through American Express Travel online at amextravel.com or call the number on the back of your Platinum Card, to receive up to $200 in statement credits after you spend $200 or more on eligible travel purchases made with your eligible Platinum Card. No enrollment is required. Multiple travel purchases qualify toward the up to $200 statement credit.