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Amex Platinum cardholders: Change your selected airline

The American Express Platinum and American Express Business Platinum cards both offer up to $200 in statement credits each year toward airline incidental fees. If you hold either of these cards, you can change your airline selection once in January. The end of January is quickly approaching, so be sure to change your airline if you are planning on doing so.

If you are a new Amex Platinum cardmember and have not yet chosen which airline you want for your fee credit, you can choose your airline at any time.

Which airlines can I choose?

Airlines that qualify for the Amex Platinum $200 airline fee reimbursement.

The Amex Platinum and Business Platinum cards offer a $200 fee credit for fees on “qualifying airlines.” Which airlines qualify? Here is the current list:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Jet Blue Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines

Business Platinum 35% airline bonus benefit

If you are an Amex Business Platinum cardholder, you also receive a 35% bonus when you redeem points for a first or business class flight on any airline or for a flight on your selected airline through Membership Rewards Pay with Points. Your airline selection determines which airline qualifies for the airline fee reimbursement and the point redemption bonus.

How do I change my Amex Platinum airline?

Change your selected airline on the American Express website.

On the American Express website, under “Rewards & Benefits” select “Benefits.” Scroll down until you see the “$200 Airline Fee Credit” panel and click on “Change Selected Airline.” If you are eligible to change your airline, you will see the option to do so on the next screen.

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  • Aaron Hurd

    Aaron Hurd is a credit card, travel rewards, and loyalty program expert. Over the past 15 years, he has authored over a thousand expert contributions published by leading outlets including WSJ, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, NerdWallet, The Points Guy, Bankrate, CNET, and many others. He has also served in consulting roles for many of these same outlets, designing content strategy, hiring teams of teams of editors and contributors, developing thought-leadership pieces, and ghost-editing for senior editors. Aaron is well-known in the miles and points community and regularly presents about travel rewards at conferences like the Chicago Seminars and Minnebar. Aaron has enjoyed the game of optimizing credit card rewards since getting his first credit card shortly after he turned 18. He started learning about credit cards and travel rewards from the (now defunct) FatWallet Finance forums and FlyerTalk. He holds more than 40 open credit cards and has first-hand experience with almost every major credit card product.

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