Someone mentioned Delta Reserve earlier. That's garbage and I'd throw that away. You're only getting access to Delta lounges for the same fee and not the same level of benefits of the Platinum.
That would have been me and I have stated numerous times on here that I am the exception to this rule and not the standard. I agree that most people are benefited more by getting the Amex Platinum over the Delta Amex. I fly Delta exclusively, I stepped on 72 of their aircraft last year and 0 for any other carrier. It benefits someone like me to have the Delta reserve over the Platinum Amex.
The other benefits are why I go with the Delta Reserve (MQM boosts, Free Checked Bags, Upgrade Tiebreaker, etc...)
Also, you get companion tickets if you book international business. I've never used them but I will soon as some family will be relocating oversees.
These companion tickets are generally for full fare business and 1st class tickets on certain routes. For example I can buy a discounted 1st class (A) Fare Ticket for roughly $900 but a Business Elite full (J) Class ticket would cost me $2600. Guess which one I am buying?
I'm sure there are exceptions to this rule but I would not include this as a perk unless you are buying these fares anyway because your company is paying for it (and the flexibility).
carries the Platinum over the Centurion because there are no additional benefits besides personal concierge.
That's not true. You get "status" with most airlines, hotels, and car rental carries (also get access to Amex's luxury car rentals). So what you posted is entirely false.
You only get this if you managed to apply separately twice and not upgrade. Technically he has 2 accounts and will be paying for 2 Fees- which is ridiculous as he will be carrying two balances.
Like anything there are exceptions to the rule. I might be advantageous to someone out there.
Also you cannot "carry" a balance with either of these cards as they are charge cards and not credit cards. They have to be paid in full each month. I am aware that is not what you meant by it but don't want others confused
They will take it off the top. 450-175 and you pay the difference.
As well as prorate the one month.
I'm a huge AMEX Platinum advocate. I've had more shite taken care of for me in the past year and less headaches than I've ever had to deal with.
For example, me and the GF went to New Orleans this past August. We booked some Hotel called Le Richelieu near the French Quarter through Travelocity's Express Hidden Deals. Non-Refundable.
We showed up at the M-Fer and it looked nasty, straight out the 70s. I took a dump in the place, turned in our keys and called the Omni Royal Orleans and rebooked our rooms. They would not offer a refund.
Next day I called AMEX, told them about the issues and how it was "non-refundable". We booked another hotel. I got the entire charge refunded in about 3 days.
AMEX doesn't take shite from other businesses. The fee associated with the Platinum is expensive but it's times like this, I feel like I'm packing a hammer in my pants.
You could post the same thing if you carried almost any of their card... it is not exclusive to platinum.
You eat too many groceries.
I am jealous of his groceries