The best Amex travel credit card is American Express Platinum card. It offers 100,000 points for spending $6,000 in the first 6 months, access to 1,000+ airport lounges, and 5 points / $1 spent on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel (up to $500,000 spent per year) and prepaid hotels booked with Amex. This credit card’s annual fee rings in at $695.
While there are several other good Amex travel credit cards, finding the best one for your needs is all about figuring out your spending habits and your preferred type of travel.
Here are some of the best Amex travel credit cards:
It’s worth noting that Amex cards don’t have the high global acceptance rates of Visa and Mastercard credit cards, so you could run into trouble if it’s your only travel option.
If you’re interested in non-Amex alternatives, the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card offers a 75,000 miles for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months of account opening. This card’s annual fee is only $95.
That's quite a few, actually. Except for the ones that do cash back, all of them are for one travel purpose or another. Delta Sky Miles cards are obviously for airmiles and flight purposes, but you've also got the Hilton cards, which are better for hotel upgrades and stuff like that. So I guess is it depends on where you're going, and what you're going to do once you get there.
The most prestigious American Express card is the Centurion® Card from American Express. You need an invitation to get it, unfortunately. You can also request a Centurion® Card from American Express invitation online. While Amex doesn’t disclose the requirements, online reports say you have to spend at least $100,000 a year on an Amex card to merit consideration. The Centurion® Card from American Express also has a $10,000 initiation fee and a $5000 annual fee. Cardholders get access to Centurion Lounges, hotel benefits, a … read full answerpersonal concierge, and more. They also earn 1 point per $1 spent on all purchases.
The Platinum Card® from American Express is also among the most prestigious American Express cards. It offers new cardholders 100,000 points for spending $6,000 in the first 6 months. And it makes for a great travel companion that earns 5 points per $1 on flights booked with airlines or with American Express Travel (up to $500,000 spent per year), 5 points per $1 spent on prepaid hotels booked through Amex, and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases. Among its many perks, it also offers concierge service and access to a host of worldwide airport lounges. And it charges a $695 annual fee, which makes it significantly more affordable than the Centurion® Card from American Express.
Keep in mind that the best American Express cards aren’t necessarily the most prestigious ones. Amex has a range of offerings with rewards for various spending habits. If exclusivity isn’t a top priority, it’s best to pick a card that best fits your needs.
The hardest Amex card to get is the Centurion® Card from American Express. Also known as the “Black Card,” this Amex card is hard to get because it is available by invitation only, and potential candidates are rumored to need an annual income of at least $1 million. They’ll also reportedly need to meet lofty spending requirements on other Amex accounts every year just to get an invitation to apply. Additionally, the Centurion® Card from American Express carries a $5000 annual fee and a $10,000 initiation fee.… read full answer
The Centurion® Card from American Express is clearly not for everyone, but Amex does offer other premium cards such as The Platinum Card® from American Express. Anyone can apply for the American Express Platinum card, which is not as hard to get as the Black Card but still requires at least good credit to be approved.
The American Express Platinum card shares many of the same features as the Black Card, and also comes with a high price tag. The annual fee is $695, which some people may consider a bargain when compared to the Black Card’s exorbitant costs.
People drive me nuts with these answers, critical thinking skills are missing. Even if the cards are “hard” to get it still has levels. I read the question not as “is it easy to get an Amex” but “which card has the lowest requirements?” Lowest requirements doesn’t mean 500 credit score it simply means the lowest for that company which could be 750, it’s not a low number but is the LOWEST REQUIREMENT. From reading the answers NONE of you answered the question just went on your personal rant. So for clarity I will re-ask the question for the OP.… read full answer
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