American Express Membership Rewards - Amex in Germany Questions
Right now I am holding a lowly BLUE card that I took as it was free for the first year.
Does it have this "Price Protection" guarantee like in the U.S.? I called the number for it (in the U.S.) and they said they could not say for sure - anyone know?
Secondly, Since the MR points don't seem to have much value, and I have heard in other places that people are having complaints, is it even worth keeping the card?
I used to put up to 10K DEM per month on it, but I have almost stopped using it since I am getting a better benefit from having the LH Gold card.
I see people speaking (bragging?) about Platinum, and all these other cards - is there any value in any of them???
[This message has been edited by msn (edited 12-19-2001).]
Dec 20, 01, 12:45 am
Any offers of an amex-card depends also on legal restrictions of the country where itīs issued:
For example in Germany thereīs no price protection program due to the former "Rabattgesetz" which fell at the beginning of 2001, but since Amexīs marketshare in Germany is only about 8% there are low chances, that a price protection might be introduced here during the next years and as I think, also not in most other european countries.
Your LH-Goldcard is a very good deal!
Stay with it, because it gives you a lot of benefits (like lounge-access, car-rental-insurance, etc....) that a german Amex-Platinum might offer, but for a much higher price.
The membership rewards programme isnīt that good, because the exchangerates for points to miles or other perks have changed ewxtremly bad in Germany during the last years.
The LH-miles-and-more might be a much better deal for you, especially, if you travel often with LH.
The Amex-Blue-Deals in Germany arenīt worth talking about, as you can see on the web-site: Only L-Tur-offers (with rates not much cheaper than their normal offers) and a descent modern-stuff-gift-shop.
Danke, Axel. Those who are not LH Sen must pay around 190 DEM for the gold card - Citibank offers an AA miles card in Germany as well, for around 75 Euro.
Axel: there is no lounge access with the LH Visa Miles&More gold card. Only if the holder has the LH Senator status (the card may then be used like the standard SEN card).
It's difficult to compare cards and benefits.
You may have a look at the Focus comparison chart (even if it's not up to date) for some german cards :
Dec 21, 01, 12:24 am
Lounge-access with LH-Gold-Visa is possible for several lounges (maybe not the Senator-Lounges) all over the world for a certain entering-fee (also valid for the regular m-m-visa-blue, with a little higher entering-fees). See terms and conditons!
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You're right, Axel.
I forgot the AirPlus logo on the reverse side of the card !
There are some benefits attached to AirPlus, like lounge access with fee, and the AirPlus Hotel Program.