Amex Platinum Cardholders-Purchasing International Flights? Don’t Forget About The American Express International Airline Program

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The International Airline Program is a benefit I have never used, but it is something to remember, especially if you are planning a European getaway for two.  Anytime you purchase a qualifying Business or First Class ticket for international air travel with your American Express Platinum card or Business Platinum card, on participating airlines (many to choose from-I put London in as an example), you can get a complimentary ticket for a companion up to $2,500.  Also worth noting, the tickets are refundable tickets and easy to cancel.  However, a non-refundable American Express service fee of $39 (per ticket) applies to your full-fare ticket and the companion ticket.

To receive savings on the companion ticket, the purchase of a qualifying First- or Business-Class ticket on a participating airline must be made through Platinum Travel Service, Business Platinum Travel, or any American Express Travel office and paid in full with an American Express Card in the U.S. Platinum Card Member’s name.

Note, the Card Member and companion must travel on the same itinerary.