Boomer3811 wrote:I am still curious about the enrollment options that come with the Platinum card. Do you have to pay extra to enroll in these. If not, then why don't they come automatically included as a benefit with the card.
Nope. Not sure why but it does make financial sense to force people to sign up versus just paying for the benefits regardless of whether a particular cardmember uses the benefits or not. Just went through this myself for my wife and I and it was really no big deal IMO.
MemberSince99 wrote:Platinum is really for flying. Hotels and driving, not so much.
That's a bit of an oversimplification. If one can make use of FHR then it can be for hotels. If one can make use of the insurance and status upgrades with car rental companies then it can be of use for driving. One wouldn't get a higher rate of earn on rewards for that spend but it could benefit those areas.