Amex Travel: Top 10 Ways to Save Money with American Express Flight Offers

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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

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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

Platinum Card and Business Platinum Card Members get exclusive access to lower fares for for themselves and travel companions on over twenty participating airlines when booking premium economy or better international tickets through the International Airline Program.
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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. 

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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. 

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Amex Business Platinum 35% Point Rebate 

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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. 

Up to 5x Membership rewards Points on American Express Flights

Earn up to 5X points when you book travel using your American Express Card on flights 
 
Green Card Members
Earn 3X points on all travel booked through American Express Travel.
 
Gold Card Members
Earn 3X points on all flights
 
Platinum Card Members
Earn 5X points on all flights booked through American Express Travel. 
 
Other Membership Rewards Enrolled Cards
Earn 2X points on flights booked with American Express Travel.

 

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