Dr.Mark wrote:I've had clients (I work in a big Hedge Fund company as a first year Analyst and our clients are "somewhat" wealthy) who have actually asked for it after 1 year and <250K spent and they got the card. So, If had spent that kind of money and didn't get the invite I wouldn't really mind asking for it. Everybody else can think whatever they want. It's not really my business.
jlam572 wrote:Yup what others have said. Spend over 250k a year with a platinum card. I also heard if you don't spend enough after you have a centurion they can take your card away. SRT8 any truth to this? It makes sense to me.
kap09 wrote:I can back this up. I'm in business management and recently spoke to Amex about black card invites for two of my clients. The information I was given was that the requests are perfectly welcome and that the request will flag the account for periodic review for an invitation (as opposed to a cold invite based solely on activity). One has yet to be invited months later. The second received a black box in the mail 3 weeks later with an invitation to apply. That said his spending with Amex exceeds 250k in less than two months depending on the time of year...
I don't think they take it away. I recently helped a client get rid of her black card after finally helping her realize she wasn't utilizing the benefits and really wasn't in a place to be spending the AF money for what she was getting. Her spending on the account had dropped significantly under 250k a year by the time we downgraded. It was the only time I've had a difficult time getting them to do what we ask. They did NOT want her to downgrade. On a side note, we were required to return the card when we did finally get the downgrade to platinum sorted.
FastSRT8 wrote:Thanks for sharing the info for the rest of the members on this board
mrow wrote:Most of those (airlines) allow you to just buy those statuses.
randeman wrote:Only one US carrier, US Airways, allows you to "buy" status. Since they are merging with American, that may no longer be the case in the near future.
benhollberg wrote:Delta Platinum and Reserve give you MQM/MQDs for spending. You theoretically could become Gold Elite with zero fly, although why would you have the Reserve if you never fly. I haven't completed the math but maybe you could become Platinum Elite also with zero flying.