Update on PRG to platinum

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Update on PRG to platinum

Postby jlam572 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:24 am

got 2 interesting pieces of info today from amex.

1) They said I could upgrade to platinum from PRG. I thought I had to wait 12 months because of the card act? He said I qualified right now and hed apply the annual fee difference and ship me my card if i wanted...but that I should wait to get an offer from amex to upgrade and get bonus points. (hint that I will get an offer soon?)

2) He told me that they no longer have the companion ticket program, that its only with the delta skymiles card O_o is this true? On the amex platinum review on this site it mentions it...and on amex's website it is not listed under platinum benefits. Is the program no longer in effect? If so that totally blows...one of the key features that turned me onto this card is gone? Anyone got info on this?
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Postby jlam572 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:51 am

Ok I dug deeper in the website and just searched "international program" and the international companion ticket showed up. Maybe He was thinking i was referring to the old domestic companion ticket program. *shrugs*
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Postby Crashem » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:46 am

Above poster is right. However that program has always been basically useless. Only certain fare classes eligible for companion ticket. Usually cheaper to buy 2 discounted tickets than get 1 of the companion eligible tickets.
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Postby Moneytalks » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:47 pm

jlam572 wrote:got 2 interesting pieces of info today from amex.

1) They said I could upgrade to platinum from PRG. I thought I had to wait 12 months because of the card act? He said I qualified right now and hed apply the annual fee difference and ship me my card if i wanted...but that I should wait to get an offer from amex to upgrade and get bonus points. (hint that I will get an offer soon?)



2) He told me that they no longer have the companion ticket program, that its only with the delta skymiles card O_o is this true? On the amex platinum review on this site it mentions it...and on amex's website it is not listed under platinum benefits. Is the program no longer in effect? If so that totally blows...one of the key features that turned me onto this card is gone? Anyone got info on this?



WAIT!!! How can you upgrade before the 12 months is over???!!!! I like to be patient as much as the next guy, but if I could without waiting, I would in a heartbeat!!! That's it, I'm calling......
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Postby websteth » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:33 pm

jlam572 wrote:got 2 interesting pieces of info today from amex.

1) They said I could upgrade to platinum from PRG. I thought I had to wait 12 months because of the card act? He said I qualified right now and hed apply the annual fee difference and ship me my card if i wanted...but that I should wait to get an offer from amex to upgrade and get bonus points. (hint that I will get an offer soon?)

2) He told me that they no longer have the companion ticket program, that its only with the delta skymiles card O_o is this true? On the amex platinum review on this site it mentions it...and on amex's website it is not listed under platinum benefits. Is the program no longer in effect? If so that totally blows...one of the key features that turned me onto this card is gone? Anyone got info on this?


I tried updating my delta card early and was told that federal law prohibited it. Unless there is a loop hole for charge cards I don't think they can upgrade you before 12 months.
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Postby jlam572 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:41 am

websteth wrote:I tried updating my delta card early and was told that federal law prohibited it. Unless there is a loop hole for charge cards I don't think they can upgrade you before 12 months.


Ill try again tomorrow and see...and I will remember to get the persons name too
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