Member since 01 May 2015
Total posts 17
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
Each person can have up to four AMEX-issued credit cards as a primary cardholder (this includes regular personal cards, business cards, David Jones cards and Westpac cards), and an unlimited number of charge cards and supplementary cards, subject to meeting AMEX’s usual credit assessment requirements etc. The limit was two cards a while back but it changed last year I believe.
American Airlines - AAdvantage
Member since 15 Feb 2013
Total posts 18
I tend to agree. If you wouldn't normally pay for the benefits then they aren't going to be much value. Particularly if you already have airline status or fly business class and wouldn't use priority pass. The biggest benefit for me personally is a hotel programme which gives you lounge access and/or breakfast. Accor is great unless you are like me and you travel mostly to the USA where they don't have any Accor hotels😥
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 34
this is making the centurion " black" card look worse and worse value for money...the platinum and centurion are converging so it is definitely value for money compared to the centurion. At 5K p.a. get a higher status with hilton (diamond) and a couple of other hotel chains/ qantas club and skywards gold but that's it. Hopefully they can increase the centurion benefits
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 14 Nov 2013
Total posts 40
Last year i was charged $5000 as an annual fee.
You are spot on, there is now a smaller gap between both cards and the Centurion apart from being made from titanium really is losing appeal. The benefits need to increase, id like to see more free nights or at least 1 comp upgrade on an airline per year.
Member since 10 May 2014
Total posts 83
Air China - Phoenix Miles
Member since 20 Dec 2012
Total posts 12
Amex has discontinued its tie with Chartered Accountant and CPA. Don't know the others.
It still offers $250 annual fee discount for the existing card holders.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Total posts 140
That's very unfortunate. I just checked and I can confirm that it's still available to my association for $1200.
I actually find Priority Pass quite useful even though I often have access to airline lounges too - having Priority Pass (whether through AMEX or a standalone membership) gives you a better choice of lounges at the airport, so if the regular airline lounge is busy, noisy or simply not too great, you have better alternatives. It also opens the door to some arrivals lounges, such as at London Heathrow, which even some premium airline passengers don't get access to - you can fly Singapore Airlines Suites Class into London and get no arrivals lounge from your ticket, but if you have a Priority Pass card, boom, you're into an arrivals lounge to revive after your flight. In Australia it's also useful for the pre-flight dining benefits at a range of airports, and can come in handy if you have to fly with a different airline that day than you otherwise would (particularly regional airlines from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide where PP members can access the Rex Lounges, while status wouldn't get you much unless you were flying QantasLink or VARA). Everybody's travel is different, of course, but I used to think the same thing - "I already have lounge access so I don't need this" - but now, with the PP card coming in handy so many times, I think it's definitely a handy thing for even business class flyers to have.
Member since 03 Nov 2014
Total posts 130
Not sure where this info comes from - it's still available on the CPA Australia website as a benefit & the link takes you to an CPA branded Amex page to apply....$1,200 annual fee after the $250 discount.
Member since 14 May 2018
Total posts 6
with travel best is get the lowest price for the same room (upgrade cat) cat and air fares. from any web sites.over one year period you will be better off with any CR cards including Centurion. Unless American express can now increase its benefits, there are other FREE cr cards.which will save you much more and less problems.
I believe it was the agreement with Engineers Australia that ended, not CPA etc. Correct though that from November 1, the annual fee for all these existing ‘affinity’ cards will rise from $950 to $1200 when next-billed (while at the same time, the public card increases from $1200 to $1450 for existing customers).
Member since 24 Apr 2014
Total posts 230
+ another $400 travel credit from Amex Reserve
Is there an Amex yearly fee for the Reserve card as well as the Platinum charge card?
No - the literature that comes with the card explains that the Reserve annual fee is perpetually waived as long as the primary cardholder continues to hold a Platinum Charge or Centurion card. If the Plat Charge or Centurion card is ever cancelled, a $395 annual fee will be charged on the Reserve at its next anniversary, although with the card having its own $400/year Travel Credit, it's one of those things that would still pay for itself: but much better being a 'free' add-on, of course!
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