New Platinum Card: To-Do List

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USA personal Platinum Card benefits site

USA Business Platinum Card benefits site

Activate card

USA cardholders work through this list to activate benefits:
  1. Enroll in Priority Pass Select .
  2. Enroll in Airline Fee Credit benefit and choose carrier. You must enroll and choose a carrier prior to making a reimbursable purchase. Read: AA AS B6 DL F9 HA UA WN
  3. Apply for Global Entry ($100 reimbursement) or TSA PreCheck ($85 reimbursement). Global Entry includes TSA PreCheck, but the application process is more involved.
  4. Enroll for Avis, Hertz and National Car Rental Privileges.
  5. Use National status to obtain Hertz Five Star status HERE.
  6. Enroll in Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status.
  7. Enroll in Hilton Gold Status
  8. Subscribe to Departures Extra email newsletter.
  9. Subscribe to Entertainment newsletter.
  10. Call 888-462-4725 to enroll in Neiman Marcus InCircle program.
  11. Activate free Shoprunner membership
  12. Order free supplementary Gold or Green cards for those whose airline or hotel accounts you plan to link to Membership Rewards. The additional card must be open for 90 days before linking is permitted.
  13. Business Platinum cardholders only: enroll in GoGo Preferred Program (in-flight internet access).

Wait till Janaury 1st and purchase another $200 Airline ecerts (USA only)
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Old May 13, 16, 10:58 am
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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...ingo-wifi.html
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Old May 14, 16, 12:06 am
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What level is the complimentary priority pass provided with Platinum card? I am assuming its the PLATINUM.. definitely not standard..

https://www.prioritypass.com/en/join...SD&country=USA
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Old May 14, 16, 12:44 am
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Priority Pass Select, which provides complimentary access for the PP member but, unlike the Citi Prestige's PP Select membership, it doesn't include any complimentary guest access.
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Old May 14, 16, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by MNSWEEps View Post
What level is the complimentary priority pass provided with Platinum card?
Prestige. The term "Select" used to exclude some lounges, but those have left Priority Pass entirely.
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Old May 14, 16, 7:55 pm
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Any particular issues with switching from one platinum card to another? I assume all of these will need to be repeated when the first account is closed?
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Old May 15, 16, 12:27 pm
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For me it took 2 days both for SPG and Hilton.

Originally Posted by mlflyer View Post
My husband who is an AU called to enroll in the SPG Gold benefit yesterday, but his SPG account still doesn't reflect his new status. Does anyone know how long it take for the update? Thanks.
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Old May 20, 16, 5:09 pm
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just checking off my list here:

1. Priority Pass
2. GOES + NEXUS
3. HHonors Gold
4. SPG
5. Boingo
6. Hertz Gold
7. Avis Preferred
8. National Emerald Exec
9. (tentative) Hertz 5 Star - status match, waiting for National Exec welcome kit
10. (tentative) Enterprise - status match, waiting for Hertz 5 star
11. (tentative) airline fee credit - still trying to think of what I want (Southwest or Amazon/Ebay GC)
12. Shoprunner


Anything else I'm missing?

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Old Dec 24, 16, 10:19 am
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If it were business (you didn't say): Gogo
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Old Jan 3, 17, 12:16 pm
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if i made the airline purchases in 2016, but didnt get the credits posted until 2017, does that count towards my 2016 airline fee reimbursement or 2017?
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Old Jan 3, 17, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by mr_rogers View Post
...does that count towards my 2016 airline fee reimbursement or 2017?
Only one way to find out, check your 2017 benefit balance.

https://online.americanexpress.com/u...rted_index=0#/
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Old Jan 26, 17, 12:07 am
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I just added a step to the wiki to link Starwood Preferred Guest to Marriott Rewards for Marriott Rewards Gold status.
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Old Mar 13, 17, 4:33 am
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This was an awesome thread. Just got my AMEX personal Plat card two days ago.

Anyone else having issues with rental car link? Mine gives a strange error after I login.
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Old Mar 13, 17, 11:04 pm
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Have "car rental privileges" for Avis, Hertz, and National ever been visible via the "Benefits" tab when logged into your Amex account? Log in to your Amex account, choose your Platinum card, then click "Benefits", which is next to the "Account Services" and "Payments" tabs. I do not currently see an option for "car rental privileges" listed. Just wondering if this is a recent change?
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Old Mar 14, 17, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by ckr View Post
Have "car rental privileges" for Avis, Hertz, and National ever been visible via the "Benefits" tab when logged into your Amex account?
I see Car Rental Privileges here:

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/c...w-all/platinum

Originally Posted by BarryL View Post
Anyone else having issues with rental car link? Mine gives a strange error after I login.
Page displays as expected after logging in. No error message.
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Old Apr 21, 17, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by BarryL View Post
This was an awesome thread. Just got my AMEX personal Plat card two days ago.

Anyone else having issues with rental car link? Mine gives a strange error after I login.

Also getting an error with the rental car link

gives this error : Error 500: For input string: ......

Tried multiple browsers, cleared cookies and also tried incognito nothing works so far.
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