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Will Amex make any changes to airline "incidental" credits given Covid-19?

Will Amex make any changes to airline "incidental" credits given Covid-19?

Old Mar 22, 20, 8:17 am
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Question Will Amex make any changes to airline "incidental" credits given Covid-19?

How can Amex continue to tout an airline "incidental" credit as a benefit of a card if airlines hardly fly any flights any more? Might they consider something like a "rollover" at least, where unused credit from 2020 will carry over to 2021?
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Old Mar 22, 20, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by sdsearch View Post
....unused credit from 2020 will carry over to 2021?
It's still the first quarter. I don't think we have much basis to predict what travel will look like in the second half of the year.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 8:59 am
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It's still the first quarter. I don't think we have much basis to predict what travel will look like in the second half of the year.
May it be my friend that travel t is at least a little bit more than we currently have as we approach first quarter end.

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Old Mar 23, 20, 12:17 pm
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They've been trying to reduce their payout on this benefit for a couple years. They can quietly do nothing here to reduce their liability for it. They're not going to waste a chance to benefit here.
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Old Mar 23, 20, 3:33 pm
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They won’t, but they may have to pivot. The Platinum Card is all about travel benefits. If people are traveling less, they may have to consider other cards.

If I were up for renewal this month, I would probably downgrade to Gold not for the cash savings, but because the travel benefits would be so limited.
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