CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Amex via Twitter: Starting Oct 6, Platinum will earn 5x MRs on airfare booked directly with airlines.
No word if there will be other changes.
Maybe Prestige will join in and put back the Admiral's club - that was a great perk for me.
Yeah, I'll use one of the JFK ACs later this month. It is a nice perk, and I wish they had just increased the AF rather than take it away. I think there are better odds in getting a retention offer than in getting AC access extended, though.
I know some FT daredevils call Citi every 6 months for a retention offer, and don't hesitate to use the magic word "cancel". Right now I'm too busy using the free bag and lounge perks of AAPlat/Prestige to risk having a CSR close either account without playing my game. Maybe I'll play the game for Prestige in 5/17 and for AAPlat in either 1/17 or 1/18, depending on what the revived Aviator looks like.
*But, really, 5x MRs is not what I was hoping to see. The last time I bought a ticket with Platinum, I had a six-hour delay/cancellation/rebooking ordeal...and I was one of the few lucky ones! Prestige's delay benefits would have kicked in after just 3 hours. That's even better than CSR's delay insurance.