American Express Platinum Metal Card

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newyork

Member since 05 Apr 2017

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American Express Platinum Metal Card.

Do you think the new metal card will be issued in Aus?

markpk

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Member since 29 Nov 2013

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I hope so. I just read a story on The Points Guy and it looks pretty slick! 

MattJelonek

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How would one find out, get one and which card? The Charge Card?

newyork

Member since 05 Apr 2017

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It is the Platinum Charge Card, just been released in the US.

MattJelonek

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I know it's only the states... now can we get it here in Aus?

markpk

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I was meaning to call AMEX today re this. I'll ring them in the morning and find out the situation. 


ABT ABT

Member since 06 Apr 2017

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I am a platinum charge card holder. I called up the concierge around 2 weeks ago about it and they said there are currently no plans to bring it to Australia which is unfortunate. 

jginpil

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I also have a Plat card. called yesterday and had the same result. they said that they are always reviewing their product offering but at this point were not aware of any plans.

markpk

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Maybe we need to keep calling...they might get the message..!

jackthomas

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Doubtful. The premium card market is so competitive in the US they have to keep pushing the mark, AMEX Platinum is unrivalled here.

Perthguy

Member since 12 Jul 2012

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Get a Centurion card, they are Metal :)


parishiltons

Member since 18 Sep 2015

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The downside of the metal cards is that they set off airport scanners if you keep your wallet in your pocket. They make your wallet yet another thing that you have to pull out and put in the tray for separate scanning.

John Phelan

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Doesn't everyone just put their wallet in the tray as a matter of course anyway? I know I do. And of course in the US, they want everything out of your pockets.

jvcoorey

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Member since 02 Apr 2017

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Hi all - hopefully I'm not getting your hopes up, though I have asked 2 sources for clarification on what I recently spotted.


In the latest issue of the 'Departures' magazine (our AMEX Platinum magazine), they have changed the image to the metal card, rather than the traditional. Mind you, this was edited by the AMEX AUS team.

Further to this, I asked the question via Twitter, AMEX AUS's response was:
"Pretty cool hey! We'll definitely update you when the changes will come into effect for our card products."

Finally, a friend of mine who works at AMEX HQ also confirmed for me that it is most likely to be announced soon with changes coming to the card (but still unconfirmed).
Some changes in card design can be seen with the AMEX Qantas card's which have all now been updated with the new logo (as seen on their homepage).

Fingers crossed this all comes to life! :)

346

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Member since 10 May 2017

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Just ordered my metal card - so looks like is here

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