How quickly did you receive your Amex Platinum

Old Apr 25, 12, 8:32 pm
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How quickly did you receive your Amex Platinum

How quickly did you receive your Amex Platinum? The email I got said 7-14 days... that seems like a long time. I want to use it to book some plane tickets.

Thanks!
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Old Apr 25, 12, 8:42 pm
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If you're upgrading from a Gold card, you're already considered Platinum to Amex. That said, I received my card within a week.
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Old Apr 25, 12, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by MumbaiFlyer View Post
If you're upgrading from a Gold card, you're already considered Platinum to Amex. That said, I received my card within a week.
Thanks! I am making the leap from a Blue Sky... or whatever its called.
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Old Apr 25, 12, 9:15 pm
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They tend to always overnight my AMEX cards. If you are anxious give customer service a call and have them expedite one to you.
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Old Apr 25, 12, 9:17 pm
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When I applied mine was automatically sent via ups overnight and so was my spouse's card.
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Old Apr 25, 12, 9:37 pm
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Overnighted
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Old Apr 25, 12, 10:15 pm
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Overnight. That said, I can't remember for sure if I requested it or it was automatic.

If you're really anxious, they may be able to make you one at an Amex travel office. I got a new card at the DC office in 15 minutes... One thing they told me at the travel office is they don't always have the correct plastic (so you might get a green/gold physical card if that matters to you... in DC they happened to have the Plat).
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Old Apr 26, 12, 3:24 am
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Mine was overnighted. I applied last Friday morning and received it on Monday. No Saturday delivery, I guess.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 5:28 am
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mine was overnighted as well- was a new card application
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Old Apr 26, 12, 8:15 am
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Just got mine. Applied 1:30 PM on Weds and received it 11:00 AM on Thurs. The confirmation page said the card was upgraded to expedited delivery and will be delivered by UPS in 1-3 calendar days.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 4:12 pm
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They took their time reviewing my application 2-3 days I think. I received the card the morning after I was told I was accepted.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 4:33 pm
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Efficiency

One week tops. They are very efficient at getting them out, and at charging the fee.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by rkb2530 View Post
Just got mine. Applied 1:30 PM on Weds and received it 11:00 AM on Thurs. The confirmation page said the card was upgraded to expedited delivery and will be delivered by UPS in 1-3 calendar days.
Ditto here.... Only I got this type of service when I applied for my SPG card. I could not believe how fast I got the card. Talk about "overdelivering" on expectations (mine, at least).
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Old Apr 27, 12, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by MumbaiFlyer View Post
If you're upgrading from a Gold card, you're already considered Platinum to Amex. That said, I received my card within a week.
I upgraded as well and it shows Plat online. The card number and the 4 digit code stay the same.

Just did it last night so still waiting for that fancy package
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Old Apr 27, 12, 5:53 pm
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Overnighted to me as well. Wonderful service.
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