There have been rumors for the last couple of days regarding possible enhancements to the Platinum Card from American Express (as a reaction to the ridiculous success of Chase's Sapphire Reserve) and it looks like we now have confirmation.
Per the Associated Press, Platinum Card members will earn 5X POINTS ON AIRFARE PURCHASED DIRECTLY WITH AIRLINES STARTING THURSDAY OMFG!!!!!!!!!
I'm freaking out too.
Right now, the Platinum Card only snags 1 point per dollar when purchasing directly with the airline. To get an extra 4 points???????? Let me borrow from Seinfeld again-
I'm speechless. I'm without speech.
This is a massive increase and makes the Platinum Card a serious contender for a top travel card now that it has a mega-bonus on airfare and major hotel perks.
This is huge.
The card comes with a $450 annual fee, and I just got the OPEN Business version which comes with Centurion Lounge access, complimentary Starwood and Hilton Gold status and access to the AMEX Fine Hotels and Resorts program.