Platinum Card from American Express

Platinum Card from American Express card art
Our Take

The admittedly high annual fee is offset by both generous Uber benefits and airline credits. If you travel, booking through the AMEX Membership Rewards portal will get you some nice points.

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Features

Travel

Annual Fee

$550

Airfare

Annual Fee
$550
Foreign Transaction Fee
None
Why We Like It:

"Huge benefits for big spenders"

Recommended Credit:
690
850
Excellent and Good Credit

Our Review

The Platinum Card from American Express makes the ideal travel companion. It undoubtedly proves that not all travel credit cards are created equal. The Amex Platinum is simply in a class of its own, and it's poised to expand your world even more as you travel, thanks to the bountiful opportunities for luxury upgrades and travel bonuses it provides. You'll be able to travel more frequently and more conveniently, courtesy of easy reward-redemption options through Amex's Membership Rewards program.

This card opens doors — literally. Whether it's the door to your Uber ride or the door to that amazing airport lounge on the other side of the world, the Platinum Card by Amex lets you in. You don't know travel until you travel with the Amex Platinum. There's a reason Amex didn't name this card Silver or even Gold. It's Platinum, and boy, does it deserve it!

Although Amex has long retired two of its famous taglines: "Membership has its privileges," and "Don't leave home without it," their underlying sentiments still ring true for their card today. If travel is an important element of your life, and you have a credit score that lands in the "Good" to "Excellent" range, then you should probably apply for this card.

If you want a travel card that works and plays as hard as you do, then you've found it. Using up the airline and Uber credits, plus a handful of airport lounge visits sprinkled in, means you've easily scored back the entire cost of your annual fee. And that's not even touching all the thousands—yes, thousands!—of points you'll get with promotions and deals through the Membership Rewards program. So if you're gearing up for lots of travel in 2019, the Amex Platinum card would definitely be a travel companion worthy of a space in your wallet. Terms apply.

Highlights
  • Receive 5X points on flights when you book with airlines or with Amex Travel.
  • Receive 5X Points on prepaid hotels by booking on amextravel.com.
  • Be an UBER VIP and get up to $200 in annual savings.
  • Complimentary benefits that have an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts.
Ratings

Annual Fee

1

Foreign Transaction Fee

5

Overall

3.5

Overall
3.5
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