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Postby Crashem » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:26 pm

onthemove wrote:How does this work? Is there a link you can post about this from the Amex site?


Just did this. Call them up and ask to link your Plat Card to bank account for cash advance purposes. They will then send you a PIN. The charge is however brutal. $5 or 3% of amount whichever is greater plus whatever fees the other party charges. Talk about a cash cow for AMEX.
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Postby Cyberius » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:38 pm

PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:What is RFID?


Should have said NFC. It's a wireless / "tap to pay" feature lots of new CC's have. When you're at the register instead of swiping your card you just tap it on the payment terminal and it charges. Expresspay, I think it's called in some cases. Some people don't like it because of potential security concerns, but it's neat to have.

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Postby websteth » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:53 pm

Cyberius wrote:Got the card today and activated.

Kind of stinks there's no RFID / tap to pay on the card like there is the Zync, but it's still a nice looking card, and I look forward to using the perks and benefits soon!

I called to ask about this same thing and was told that they didn't believe it was a feature that Platinum needed. They said the same thing too when I asked about Chip and Pin but hey, it was worth a shot. I think some of the RFID issue stems from the base that the card is geared towards. ZYNC is the younger crowd who may feel more comfortable that the typical Platinum holder who may be older. Just some thoughts.
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Postby Cyberius » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:04 pm

websteth wrote:I called to ask about this same thing and was told that they didn't believe it was a feature that Platinum needed. They said the same thing too when I asked about Chip and Pin but hey, it was worth a shot. I think some of the RFID issue stems from the base that the card is geared towards. ZYNC is the younger crowd who may feel more comfortable that the typical Platinum holder who may be older. Just some thoughts.


Good points. It would be nice if there was an option though, if you called in. Not all of us are older :) I plan on my Platinum being the primary "use for everything" card.

The Zync has a sturdy feel to it and is a tiny bit thicker than the Platinum, probably due to the chip. I also wonder why they put the "Platinum" label over the top edge of the Gladiator - it would have been more appropriate to move up the wording. Both the Zync and the Platinum have the card numbers over the top of the Gladiator, but the colors on the numbers change to blend on the Zync and they're just black on the Platinum. Mildly irritating. Sorry, I have a bit of design OCD sometimes :D I would think they would put some of the same design "polish" on the higher end card.

I was surprised it offered the pay over time feature when I activated. I will likely never use the feature, but it's nice to know it's available if it's ever needed. I prefer charge card vs. credit card.

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Postby tinninches » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:44 pm

Cyberius wrote:Good points. It would be nice if there was an option though, if you called in. Not all of us are older :) I plan on my Platinum being the primary "use for everything" card.

The Zync has a sturdy feel to it and is a tiny bit thicker than the Platinum, probably due to the chip. I also wonder why they put the "Platinum" label over the top edge of the Gladiator - it would have been more appropriate to move up the wording. [color="Red"]Both the Zync and the Platinum have the card numbers over the top of the Gladiator, but the colors on the numbers change to blend on the Zync[/color] and they're just black on the Platinum. Mildly irritating. Sorry, I have a bit of design OCD sometimes :D I would think they would put some of the same design "polish" on the higher end card.

I was surprised it offered the pay over time feature when I activated. I will likely never use the feature, but it's nice to know it's available if it's ever needed. I prefer charge card vs. credit card.


Just received my Zync today, and the numbers running through the Gladiator are ramp'ing my OCD UP!
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Postby Cyberius » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:37 pm

Anyone know if the Earlybird checkin fees on Southwest would get reimbursed by the Platinum if that's the airline you chose?

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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:18 pm

Cyberius wrote:Anyone know if the Earlybird checkin fees on Southwest would get reimbursed by the Platinum if that's the airline you chose?


Is that a baggage fee? The airline credit is to take care of baggage fees, one day VIP lounge pass, a cocktail or beverage on the flight. I don't know what that fee is since I don't fly Southwest.
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Postby Cyberius » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:15 pm

PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:Is that a baggage fee? The airline credit is to take care of baggage fees, one day VIP lounge pass, a cocktail or beverage on the flight. I don't know what that fee is since I don't fly Southwest.


Nah. Southwest doesn't have reserved seating and is a relatively cheap airline to fly domestic. It just checks you in early for $10 each way to get an earlier boarding pass. I don't really care if it does, was just curious since I fly them quite a bit, but not often enough to get a-list because they're flexible and cheap to fly. Decent airline. Was curious to see if anyone knew if they reimbursed for the fee.

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Postby Cyberius » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:23 pm

They already posted my 25k bonus points. Sweet.

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Postby jlam572 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:55 pm

Cyberius wrote:Nah. Southwest doesn't have reserved seating and is a relatively cheap airline to fly domestic. It just checks you in early for $10 each way to get an earlier boarding pass. I don't really care if it does, was just curious since I fly them quite a bit, but not often enough to get a-list because they're flexible and cheap to fly. Decent airline. Was curious to see if anyone knew if they reimbursed for the fee.


It was my understanding that the $200 reimbursement was for only one airline. So if you chose southwest, I would assume that the early checkin fee would be covered. If not, i would call amex and complain lol.
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