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RMFT
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Fee is like $150 if i recall but you get a buy one get one free on Delta and no check bag fees and get to board before everyone.


False.


You don't get to board before first class or the platinum/diamond medallion members, but you are always Zone 1 boarding.






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macatak911
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By everyone I mean the mad rush of zone 2+

Of course you don't board before first class.






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FinleyStreet
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The fact that they will waive any fraudulent charges with no questions asked is one of the main reasons I use Amex. Try doing that with Chase-Visa.

They also have really good customer service.






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Golfer
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By everyone I mean the mad rush of zone 2+

We call them kettles

For the most part, people ignore their zones anyways. Guy in front of me this morning was zone 2 boarding with Sky Priority...



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Lsupimp
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I've had an Amex Platinum since 96 or so.
I do very little business travel and really have no use for any of the perks, and the points are a minor detail.
I have it strictly for the consumer protection if I get screwed.
4/5 times somebody has tried to screw me and AMEX just shuts them down like I'm the Pope or something.
I basically have it because it gives me piece of mind to make purchases.






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BACONisMEATcandy
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I have a black Amex .... I don't have a Centurion though





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Cajun Revolution
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You have to love how half the board has a platinum or black card. Bunch of "ballas".





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BACONisMEATcandy
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I don't even know the Beneifts of the centurion card.... Except everyone knows you are a baller





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baytiger
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Does the Delta buy one get one apply to international flights?





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BACONisMEATcandy
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Does the Delta buy one get one apply to international flights?


Nope... Here is what mine says

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Offer Summary


Type Reserve Companion Certificate*
Origin and Destination Companion certificate is valid for one round-trip First-Class or Coach-Class companion ticket with the purchase of certain adult round-trip fares on published routings within the 48 contiguous United States.
Residents of Hawaii and Alaska must originate from there to the 48 contiguous United States.
Booking Class Seats are limited in First-Class to A, I class of service, and in Coach-Class to L, U, T class of service.
All fare rules, restrictions, advance purchase requirements, and availability are per rule of Primary Ticket fare purchased.
Farebasis Code/Ticket Designator Applicable fare basis code/NN1O (paid)
SCMPL8/NN1O(companion)
Travel Dates Travel must be completed by September 30, 2013.
SkyMiles Primary ticket will accrue miles. Companion ticket will not accrue miles.
Tickets are not eligible for mileage upgrades, Platinum Systemwide Upgrade Certificates, or Medallion Complimentary upgrades.
All Delta SkyMiles program rules apply.
Miscellaneous Certificate will be deemed fully used once tickets have been issued and will not be returned or replaced.

*Payment of the government taxes and fees ranging from $10.80-$60.00 for itineraries with two to four flight segments, is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply.



Terms and Conditions

Eligibility - Eligible on Delta, Delta Connection carrier and Delta Shuttle flights only (excludes all other Delta-designated codeshare flights). Companion certificate is valid for one round-trip First-Class or Economy Class companion ticket with the purchase of certain adult round-trip fares on published routings within the 48 contiguous United States. Residents of Hawaii and Alaska must originate from there to the 48 contiguous United States and have an address on their SkyMiles account in Alaska or Hawaii. Companion tickets requires payment of applicable government taxes and fees which vary and depend upon the number of flight segments included in the itinerary and range from $10.80 to $60.00 for itineraries with two to four flight segments. Taxes and fees include Federal Excise Tax of $3.80 for each flight segment, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment , a September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 for each flight segment and for travel to/from Alaska/Hawaii, U.S. International Air Transportation tax of up to $16.80 round-trip. Taxes and fees are subject to change. Reservations are only available at delta.com. Companion certificate terms and conditions may vary each year of Cardmembership. Additional restrictions apply.


Restrictions - Redemption is available only on delta.com. The certificate cannot be combined with another offer. Both passengers must be booked at the same time, in the same class of service and in the same record. Seats are only available in A and I classes in First Class service, and only available in L, U, T classes in Economy Class service and may not be available on all flights or markets. Most fares require an advance purchase of up to 14 days, a 3 night minimum stay and a 30-day maximum stay. All fare rules, restrictions, advance purchase requirements, and availability are per rule of Primary Ticket fare purchased. Companion tickets are not transferable. Primary Ticket and Companion ticket must be purchased with your Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express. Both passengers must be booked on the same flights and dates, at the same time. Travel for Companion certificate must be booked and completed by the date on the front of certificate. Validity is not based on calendar year. Primary ticket will accrue miles. Companion ticket will not accrue miles. Tickets are not eligible for mileage upgrades, Systemwide Upgrade Certificates, or Medallion Complimentary upgrades. Companion Certificate is void if reproduced, altered, counterfeited, obtained or used improperly, or where prohibited by law. Companion Certificate has no value except when redeemed in accordance with all terms and conditions of this offer. Companion Certificate is for new purchases only and cannot be applied to the cost of prepaid tickets, ticket by mail, miscellaneous charge orders, Airscript or previously issued tickets. Companion Certificate will be deemed fully used once tickets have been issued and will not be returned or replaced. Companion Certificate is the property of Delta Air Lines and must be surrendered or returned upon request. Fares, fees, schedules, offers and rules are subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions of this offer are as written and cannot be altered, modified or waived unless authorized by a corporate officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc. All Delta SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/memberguide.


Routing/Blackout Dates - Stopovers, open jaws, and circle trips are not permitted. Blackout dates subject to the rules of the primary ticket fare purchased.


Co-Terminals - Permitted if fare rules allow. NYC (JFK, LGA, EWR) may be booked online. For all other co-terminals please call the Online Support Desk as they cannot be booked online with this offer.


Taxes/Fees - The fare for Companion tickets includes government taxes and fees ranging from $10.80 to $60.00 for itineraries with two to four flight segments. Taxes and fees include Federal Excise Tax of $3.80 for each flight segment, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50 for each flight segment, a September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 for each flight segment and for travel to/from Alaska/Hawaii, U.S. International Air Transportation tax of up to $16.80 round-trip. Taxes and fees depend on the itinerary.

Basic Cardmembers (not Additional Cardmembers) with the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Delta Reserve Credit Card, Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card, and Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card are eligible to receive the first checked bag fee waiver on Delta and Delta Connection carrier flights. $35 fee for second checked bag. These allowances are subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or visit delta.com for details. Taxes and fees are subject to change, are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the primary ticket is purchased and the companion ticket is issued.


Cancellations/Ticket Changes/Reissuance - If the primary ticket or the Companion ticket is cancelled, both tickets will be cancelled and the Companion ticket will not be reissued. Subject to the fare rules of the primary ticket, the value of the primary ticket, less a $150 administrative service charge and any fare difference, may be applied to future travel. Cancellations are subject to the rules of the fare purchased. Neither a new Companion Certificate nor Companion ticket will be issued upon a cancellation.

If the primary ticket and Companion ticket are changed after issuance, subject to the fare rules of the primary ticket, there will be a $150 administrative service charge for each of the primary ticket and the Companion ticket, plus a charge for the fare difference of the primary ticket. Changes are subject to the rules of the fare purchased and are subject to seat availability. After travel has commenced, rerouting is not permitted.








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baytiger
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Lame. My fiancee and I want to do more international traveling and I'm thinking about applying for a new card to help out. Right now I just have Discover for cash back.





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hiltacular
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I have an Amex gold. When do they typically charge you the fees? I've had mine for probably 16 mos now and swear I've never been charged anything.





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Cajun Revolution
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I'm not sure. It's $125 after the first year. Maybe your account is inactive if it just sits there with no use.


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hiltacular
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I'm not sure. It's $125 after the first year. Maybe your account is inactive if it just sits there with no use.


Oh my account is active, , probably too active.

I have also heard Amex will typically comp the fees if you call up and hassle with them, I can not vouch one way or the other if that is actually true tho.




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TROLA
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I've been using Amex platinum for about ten years.. The travel perks used to be awesome.. A couple of free companion tickets a year, upgrades to 1st class on the cheap, one free international companion plus all the clubs and other airport perks. They now pretty much suck, in comparison at least.

The points are probably in the average spectrum of cards available. You can find some good gift card deals throughout the year and occasionally good deals on merchandise. Home Depot for example usually has some good deals running. The travel reimbursement is ok but once again not as good as it used to be.

Why I have one, fraud protection and customer service. We put roughly one million on our Amex account annually. We bypass factoring companies in favor of our Amex because the terms end up being better and the protection services provided. Plus we get the points. In the past few years, we have purchased plane tickets, outdoor furniture, new fridge, new dishwasher, new tv and other smaller items using our points. The only annoying time is the build up to Christmas as many companies pull back their reward offers.






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lighter345
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y'all make me feel worthless for just cashing in my reward points on my Chase freedom and sapphire for cash.

I already have two Chase credit cards under my name and a Citi credit card that I was made an authorized user when I was in high school.

Should I really open up another credit card and try and save these points on a delta or amex card? I am still in school and probably spend only 1-2k a month on my credit card.






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BACONisMEATcandy
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Should I really open up another credit card and try and save these points on a delta or amex card?


no

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I am still in school and probably spend only 1-2k a month on my credit card.








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lighter345
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Don't worry not in debt. Mixture of helpful parents and jobs. Mainly helpful parents.





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BACONisMEATcandy
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Mainly helpful parents.


My parents paid for my bills while I was in college and I don't think I near anywhere near that.... My job was my spending money

I wish that was still the case






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Rev1897
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