Member since 01 May 2015
Total posts 25
Currently hold Amex explorer for the flight allowance and so it pretty much costs me $0. I’m thinking about upgrading to Platinum, but do people think the $1450/year is worth it..?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 153
Does having the Platinum Charge card still entitle the holder to a complimentary Platinum Reserve card (with its own $400 travel credit)? If the answer is yes, I'd say it's still worth it: you'll effectively get $850 travel credit along with all the other perks. If the Platinum Reserve is no longer offered, though, I'd personally have some reservations about the card's value-for-money.
Also members of several professional associations and trade unions can get the Platinum card for $1200. If you're a member of any such association, you should check your association's website for a "membership benefits" page to see if you qualify.
Awesome! Thanks - I’ll check!
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 15 Sep 2016
Total posts 43
Member since 18 Jul 2018
Total posts 16
I think it's really only worth it if you are using the benefits a lot. I have AMEX Explorer for personal use and the Platinum Business Charge Card for business; I put enough spending through the business card to easily justify the cost as the benefits are hugely worthwhile as a regular business traveller.
Member since 23 Sep 2013
Total posts 11
What about the AMEX Black Card ???
Member since 13 Feb 2015
Total posts 3
Australian Financial Review subscription - $628
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 17 Apr 2013
Total posts 2
+ another $400 travel credit from Amex Reserve
Member since 17 Feb 2016
Total posts 9
Yes, I can confirm that you still receive the $400 travel credit if you have the Platinum Reserve Credit Card. This information was printed in a booklet I received this week from American Express, highlighting the changes to benefits and fees.
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 161
I'm on the side of no, it's not worth the annual fee.
Member since 06 Feb 2012
lets be honest though no one is getting this card if they don't travel often as all the perked are travel related. and really no one is really adding up and making a business case for the cards on the perkes alone is mainly the point accrual and the wank factor of having one of the more exclusive cards ( in metal) in your wallet.
Member since 14 Sep 2012
Yes absolutely. I’ve got the Plat charge + Reserve so that’s a bumper $850 travel credit each year which I’ll spend. All the other benefits are great, some I don’t use but mostly yes. I just subscribed to AFR today.
Member since 03 Nov 2014
Total posts 130
Was disappointed to read the fee was going up, but as soon as the metal card was mentioned disappointment disappear...good old wank factor wins everyday.
Member since 25 Nov 2016
Total posts 93
I think if you travel a lot you will gain the benefits of the Platinum Charge, there is no limit on spending as well but I noticed that you can press a link that tells you if you can spend up to a certain amount. As with every program there is ebb and flow. I recall years ago Amex Plat offered the best benefits ever, now its okay but not great, but that may change in the future. I'll stick with Amex for now as I think they will keep trying to improve the membership benefits.
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