The Amex Platinum airline credit pays you back for up to $200 in fees from one airline every year. This credit applies to fees charged for things like checked baggage, date changes, pet travel, in-flight purchases and more. To get the Amex Platinum airline credit, you just have to tell American Express which airline you want the credit to apply to. Then, Amex will automatically reimburse you with statement credits after that airline charges fees to your card. To choose your airline, simply log in to your Amex account here.
Here’s how the Amex Platinum airline credit works:
Amex automatically gives you $200 per year for fees from one specific airline.
You can choose your preferred airline by logging in to your account on Amex’s airline choice page and selecting from the dropdown menu.
You can select your preferred airline at any time during the first year your account is open. But you can’t change your pick whenever you want. You can only make a change from January 1 to January 31 each year. Otherwise, Amex will use the same airline you picked previously.
Unused Amex Platinum airline credits do not roll over from year to year. You get no more than $200 each year.
The Amex Platinum airline credit covers fees for: baggage, date changes, bringing pets, picking your seat ahead of time, reservations by phone, in-flight purchases (food, drinks, entertainment), and extra guest passes for airport lounges.
The Platinum Card’s airline credit does not apply to: airfare, services provided by third parties (e.g. Wi-Fi), gift cards (officially; some people say it works), fees for transferring points, using a travel agent, duty-free purchases or insurance.
With the Amex Platinum airline credit, you don’t need to worry about $200 in fees that you’d normally have to pay out of pocket each year. And aside from designating which airline you want the credit for, you don’t have to do anything to redeem.
Your first $200 in eligible charges each year will automatically be taken care of. Your transaction history will show “AMEX Airline Fee Reimbursement,” with the dollar amount Amex subtracted from your balance.
You can use to get extra checked bags, get pets, change the date, the auxiliary stuff related to getting on a flight basically.
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