Robrus1 wrote:I meant to ask the CSR whether or not her card will have foreign transaction fees but I forgot. I plan on calling to ask as soon as I get our cards. Yeah, they said that it would have the EMV chip, but after reading what some of you have gone through, I guess we'll see. They said I'd have the new cards in 7-10 business days. They overnighted my PRG when I signed up for it, and I expected the same with the Platinum. Perhaps it takes longer to get the chipped cards.
I have a couple of questions, however. My first question is about the $200 airline credit for food/drinks/baggage fees, etc. I know you have to enroll for a particular airline once a year, but do you have to book the flight through the Amex website, or does paying with my Platinum Card through say, Priceline, work? I have the same question about using the airport lounges. Would paying with the Platinum and flying the airline be ok, or do I have to book it through Amex travel?
Well, at some point I would expect EMV to come to other Amex products with Gold being the most obvious choice next. It's entirely possible they are getting ready to roll it out but I haven't heard of anyone actually seeing it yet.
As for the $200 credit with airlines, yes you have to sign up with a particular airline, but no, the ticket does not have to be booked through Amex.