American Express Business Platinum Card Enhancements

Last week, American Express announced new benefits for the personal American Express Platinum Card along with a $100 increase in the annual fee to $550. At the time, nothing was said about similar updates to the business version of the card, the American Express Business Platinum Card. That changed on Monday.

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Using Amex Business Platinum Card airline travel credit for Delta gift cards

The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN offers annual $200 airline fee credits. If you purchase small gift cards, despite the card terms and conditions, you can use these credits for airfare.

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Unboxing the American Express OPEN Enhanced Business Platinum Card

Through January 25, 2017, American Express OPEN is offering up to 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards Points on the Enhanced Business Platinum Card. Combined with the excellent perks the card offers, I decided to apply two weeks ago and was instantly approved. My card was delivered within a week and I wanted to document the unboxing of my latest points-and-miles credit card.

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News Bits: Bonus Avios on Chase BA card, Delta considering lower transatlantic fares

Holders of the Chase British Airways Visa Card can earn an additional Avios per dollar on purchases of $1,000 until the end of the year. Also, competition from low-cost carriers is prompting Delta Air Lines to explore how it can reduce transatlantic fares.

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What does Home Depot suing Visa and MasterCard have to do with travel?

Last week, Home Depot, the big box home improvement retailer, sued MasterCard and Visa in federal court alleging antitrust violations. I know you are thinking, "So what? This is a travel blog." Very true but I am hoping this lawsuit could result in it being easier to use U.S. credit cards internationally. 

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Barclay AAdvantage Aviator vs. Citi/AAdvantage Platinum: Which to keep?

With the annual fee due on both my Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard and Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select Card later this month, I need to evaluate which of the two cards - if either - I will keep.

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Citi ThankYou Premier signup bonus drops to 40K #AntiClimatic

In what was a pretty anti-climatic announcement despite breathless hype in the points and miles blogging community, Citibank has dropped the signup bonus of the well-regarded Citi ThankYou Premier Card to 40,000 ThankYou Points. The spending requirement of $3,000 in three months is unchanged.

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British Airways AARP and Chase credit card discounts extended

British Airways is extending the discount offer for fares paid with the Chase British Airways Visa Signature card. This discount can be combined with the AARP British Airways offer. Taken together, you could be able to pay just over the price of an economy class ticket for international business class.

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Approved for Amex Everyday Preferred with 30,000 point signup bonus

The Amex Everyday Preferred card is a great credit card for everyday spend given its 50% across-the-board point bonus with 30 uses per month. However, the 30,000 point signup bonus is targeted to new Amex customers, so current customers have to be careful how they access the signup page.

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Just signed up for the 60,000 point Citi ThankYou Premier card

Citibank is offering 60,000 bonus Thank You points on the Citi Thank You Premier card if you spend $3,500 in the first three months of holding the card. This is higher than their normal 50,000 bonus point offer so take advantage while you can!

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