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Honestly, if that is the only perk you find with the Platinum card, then you probably don't need one anyway and would do better with a Gold or Green card. The travel benefits of the Platinum card go much further than the companion ticket. You get access to the airport clubs, 24 hour concierge access, access to the platinum travel counselors, the fine hotels and resorts program, international travel benefits, etc. You should look at what that card actually offers and determine if it is still worth it to carry. The annual fee is for much much much more than a companion ticket. Just getting access to all the airport lounges is worth more than the annual fee is, so if you aren't traveling a lot, then this really isn't the card you want to have anyway. It is designed for travelers who spend a lot of time on the road and in the air. The Gold card is more for people who don't need all those other features.