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?
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?
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.