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Old Nov 10, 10, 10:49 am
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Old Nov 10, 10, 12:41 pm
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That's what I was thinking I would do. On my next trip I would book (as I normally do) a flight with Amex. The day of travel I'd purchase my club access. My only concern is they said "daily". I should just call Amex and ask
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Old Nov 10, 10, 1:16 pm
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do Canadians also get this $200? the changes to Canadian Amex Plat aren't well defined, or at least I can't find them...
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Old Nov 10, 10, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by thebreezytraveler View Post
That's what I was thinking I would do. On my next trip I would book (as I normally do) a flight with Amex. The day of travel I'd purchase my club access. My only concern is they said "daily". I should just call Amex and ask
What did AMEX say?

I'd be interested in buying a yearly pass as well.
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Old Nov 12, 10, 2:20 am
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Originally Posted by joesmoe View Post
What did AMEX say?
I called them and AMEX said NO...

Day passes only...NO ANNUAL PASS...
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Old Nov 12, 10, 10:29 pm
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Well, couldn't you buy a day pass with the AMEX for $50, get that credited and then apply the day pass to the annual membership within 30 days?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by vitacura View Post
Well, couldn't you buy a day pass with the AMEX for $50, get that credited and then apply the day pass to the annual membership within 30 days?
Yes...But AMEX is only paying $50. The rest of $150 can't be used for such purpose. So you will have to pay the rest on your own for RCC and PC.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by joesmoe View Post
What did AMEX say?
Just to confirm what someone else said, I was talking to amex about a different issue and I brought up CO going away and the agent said, but you can use the new $200 benefit to buy day passes to CO Clubs, to which I responded sure, 4X, what will I do the other 50 weeks of the year?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by jeff3380 View Post
do Canadians also get this $200? the changes to Canadian Amex Plat aren't well defined, or at least I can't find them...
I'd like this answered as well...
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Yes...But AMEX is only paying $50. The rest of $150 can't be used for such purpose. So you will have to pay the rest on your own for RCC and PC.
Maybe you could swing a deal with the club to give you credit for $200 off the membership fee if you buy 4 day passes for the same day or maybe multiple days in the same month?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 11:36 pm
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here are the links to sign up:

Platinum Card:

https://rewards.americanexpress.com/...mAirlineChoice

Business Platinum Card:

https://rewards.americanexpress.com/...mAirlineChoice

Centurion Card:

https://rewards.americanexpress.com/...nAirlineChoice

Business Centurion Card:

https://rewards.americanexpress.com/...nAirlineChoice

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Old Nov 18, 10, 12:07 am
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Does anyone know if the $200 can go towards change fees for tickets purchased with a different credit card?
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Old Nov 18, 10, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by flymaster View Post
Does anyone know if the $200 can go towards change fees for tickets purchased with a different credit card?
The T&C says the ticket must have been purchased using the Platinum Card
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Old Nov 23, 10, 8:04 pm
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Was wondering if award redeposit fee, such as AA's reinstatement fee of $150, would qualify under this program?

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Old Nov 27, 10, 9:11 am
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I have two Delta itineraries booked using SkyMiles--so it looks like I won't be able to use any of my $200 for baggage fees/on board food etc. Bummer.
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