Money card wrote:But if he travels on business and the company pays the bills. it's easier to get a platinum because his/her co-workers probably have the platinum card. Where the gold card you see people all over use this card. It might be a harder card to get. as compared to the platinum, you usually see people use the card at restaurants, hotels, car rentals.
But if this person doesn't travel you might be right, it might be harder for the platinum card.
Traveling on business, traveling for leisure and not traveling at all will not determine approval or disapproval of a platinum card. If applying for a personal platinum your personal credit history will be taken into consideration not the amount of travel you do for work or your co-workers preferred card. A company may issue you a corp platinum card for travel use and in turn you may enjoy the travel perks. However, the points benefits are rewarded to the company.
Some companies offer their frequent travel employees an opportunity to have a company card within his/her name. This process is like any other credit/charge card process. Depending on company policy you may use that card for any purchases since you are solely responsible for all non business transaction. From my experiences employees mainly use this type of card within their travel per diems so it will eliminate any personal and business expenses.
Overall the amount of travel one decides will not determine approval of disapproval of a platinum card. Frequent travelers will benefit more than a less frequent traveler.