Australian Financial Review discontinued - Platinum Charge Card

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happydays

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Jun 2016

Total posts 2

It was disappointing to receive this update from AMEX this morning. With international travel seeming a long time away, making a lot of the perks null and void, I got great value from this. Hopefully they replace it with something of equal value!

Kinkade

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Dec 2016

Total posts 16

I agree I have derived great value from the AFR subscription.

Bit annoyed they can remove a benefit like that so near the beginning of my never year as well, though I realise that is just a coincidence.

Flying-Doctor

Etihad

Member since 07 Jan 2016

Total posts 12

Disappointing. I did contact the Amex customer service this morning after receiving the email and suggested that the AFR gap along with the Shangri-La fast track being discontinued need somehow to be filled.

Metoo

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Nov 2016

Total posts 93

I mainly used the PCC for travel related items. This included their excellent travel insurance. But over the past few years I see the benefits decrease but the annual fee rise. With no open sky international travel in the foreseable future one has to wonder is it worth it. The loss of FIN Review is just another tick against continuing with this charge card. I compared alternative cards on the Amex site and the Platinum Edge CC and Explorer CC at a quarter the price seem adequate during these restrictive times. I have a few more months before I need to make a decision and Amex told a friend they had new "exciting" benefits to come so we will see.

greg959

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 May 2019

Total posts 43

This is very sad. I haven't received the notification yet but will reconsider the Amex Platinum as a result. My willingness to pay the huge annual card fee is very much dependent upon the benefits. With travel related benefits losing their value as a result of Covid it is breathtaking that Amex would cancel one of the few tangible non-travel related benefits for this card.

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 446

Whilst I found the subscription highly valuable and I'm annoyed that its being removed let me be the opposing voice here for a minute...

It could be that Nine Entertainment Co has jacked up the cost of the service to AMEX and AMEX has done their research and found an alternative resource that delivers an equivalent/better source of content to the AFR...

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