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AMEX Travel - Spend 200£ or more, get £50 back

AMEX Travel - Spend 200£ or more, get £50 back

Old Jan 6, 20, 12:03 am
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AMEX Travel - Spend 200£ or more, get £50 back

Just saved an offer on my AMEX Gold CC (it didnít show on my Platinum...yet): Spend 200£ or more online with American Express Travel and get 50£ back - valid until Feb 28.

Not bad, will use it today to book a BA flight to LCA. Still earning TP/Avios.

I donít have the BA-branded cards, perhaps the offer appeared there as well.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 12:26 am
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Sadly I havenít been offered the same on my platinum so likely a targeted offer
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Old Jan 6, 20, 1:00 am
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Not on my BA Premium Plus either, unfortunately.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 2:21 am
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So I activated this for the first time and clicked on the link to the Amex travel - whereby the flights I am after on BA.com were £284.00 for two and on the Amex travel £340.00 !

Is this usual ?!
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Old Jan 6, 20, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
So I activated this for the first time and clicked on the link to the Amex travel - whereby the flights I am after on BA.com were £284.00 for two and on the Amex travel £340.00 !

Is this usual ?!
No that isn't usual. I've always found amex travel t to be the same price as BA (or sometimes slightly cheaper) with the advantage of being able to pay in £ sterling for ex-EU travel.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by milkyway88 View Post
No that isn't usual. I've always found amex travel t to be the same price as BA (or sometimes slightly cheaper) with the advantage of being able to pay in £ sterling for ex-EU travel.
Actually, I don't find it unusual. I have had cases where Amex booking tool was similarly price, cheaper, or more expensive than BA direct regularly. Same with Expedia.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by orbitmic View Post
Actually, I don't find it unusual. I have had cases where Amex booking tool was similarly price, cheaper, or more expensive than BA direct regularly. Same with Expedia.
Strange, I very rarely find them more expense but I suppose it might depend where your looking at and how simple/complex the routing is.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 2:45 am
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Actually - just double checked and BA is selling IB flights for £118 compared to AMEX at £170 !
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Old Jan 6, 20, 2:50 am
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I see the offer on my Amex Platinum credit card but checking my planned trips next month Amex is coming out almost £50 more expensive than BA directly. Also for some reason they are only offering me HBO fares to Spain.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 3:03 am
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No offer for me on any cards - was hoping the £200 off £600 would be making an appearance!
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Old Jan 6, 20, 3:35 am
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Saw and saved the offer on my Amex Gold CC as well. But I also tend to avoid booking through Amex Travel as it's typically been quite a bit more expensive than booking direct in my experience. But as milkyway88 says, your mileage may vary.

Saw a £100 off £1,000 at Kuoni on my Amex Plat, though - maybe that's the Plat equivalent offer this time around?
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Old Jan 6, 20, 4:24 am
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How many £100s off if you book via someone else less pricey than Kuoni?
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Old Jan 6, 20, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by groenroos View Post

Saw a £100 off £1,000 at Kuoni on my Amex Plat, though - maybe that's the Plat equivalent offer this time around?
I've got both (plus Oliver's Travels) on my lowly emex gold.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 4:59 am
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As per usual my Amex offers are just full of hoity toity shops selling tat to posh people with too much money and no sign of the Amex Travel offer!
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Old Jan 6, 20, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by Schwann View Post
As per usual my Amex offers are just full of hoity toity shops selling tat to posh people with too much money and not sign of the Amex Travel offer!
The travel offer must be the first useful offer I received in the past 6 months or so - and I have both the Gold and Platinum.

Luckily there are other significant benefits...but the offers definitely have a lot room of improvement.
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