Who Benefits Most From the Platinum Card From American Express?

Chris O'SheaApr 9, 2019

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With its focus on luxury experiences and a annual fee, is a travel rewards card designed for people who travel frequently and spend big.

If that doesn't describe you but you're still interested in the card, here's how to determine whether you can still benefit from it.

provides a $200 airline fee credit each calendar year that can be used on things like seat upgrades, checked bag fees and in-flight entertainment on any one of the following airlines: , , , Frontier, , , Spirit, and . You can change your airline once per year. Terms apply.

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Are you already an AmEx loyalist who books most travel through its portal? If you book all your flights and hotels through with , you'll earn 5  points for every $1 that you spend. You can also earn 1 point for every $1 spent on everything else. Terms apply.

One of the top perks of this card is the sheer amount of airport lounge doors that it opens. As a cardholder, you'll have access to worldwide , Delta Sky Clubs (when flying Delta-operated flights), and AirSpace lounges. Enrollment required. Terms apply.

Each collection of lounges offers its own unique benefits, from upscale dining and drink options to luxurious seating and showers.

benefits fans of Hilton and Marriott: Cardholders are automatically granted elite status with and . You'll get benefits like breakfasts, bonus point earning power, early check-ins and late checkouts, room upgrades,  extra nights and more. Terms apply.

comes with access to a concierge service that can help you with almost everything. Terms apply. The next time you have to book a last-minute business trip, the concierge can help secure restaurant reservations and tickets to that great off-Broadway show. Get stuck at an airport due to extreme weather? Ask the concierge service to rework flights and hotels to make things tolerable.

To view rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, see .

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