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AMEX Platinum

Randy Daytona

Cold War Relic
pilot
Super Moderator
A good rundown on the benefits of the AMEX Platinum Card from the Points Guy.

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/maximizing-amex-platinum/

Earlier I mentioned that the Hyatt credit card from Chase offered 2 free nights at any Hyatt in the world, this has now changed to a points system good for 2 free nights at a Category 5 or lower. The fee is $75 per year and you still also get 1 free night every year at a Category 4 or lower - and those nights can be well over $200 so you should come out ahead if you know that you will be staying at a Hyatt sometime during the year.

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/06/get-hyatt-card-now-or-later/
 

SynixMan

Professional CCX Wrangler
pilot
Contributor
So I got my Chase Sapphire in early 2017, and they aren’t waving fees if you opened before Sept 2017. Kinda mad.
 

Tycho_Brohe

Well-Known Member
pilot
Contributor
Probably worth calling a couple times, it may just be that you spoke to the wrong person. Alternatively, I wonder if closing and reopening the account would work, or changing the current card to a no-fee card like a Freedom and then opening a new Sapphire. It'd suck to take that hit to your credit score from the hard pull and the age of accounts, but it probably/maybe sucks less than 450 a year.
 

SynixMan

Professional CCX Wrangler
pilot
Contributor
I got mine waived. But I've got the Sapphire Reserve, maybe that's the difference?
Nope, Sapphire Reserve. I did the email thing but I’m gonna call later and try that way. Just frustrating that when you opened it matters this much.
 

mikwat

Active Member
pilot
Nope, Sapphire Reserve. I did the email thing but I’m gonna call later and try that way. Just frustrating that when you opened it matters this much.
So I had to call twice, and was turned down the first time. Apparently your state of residence matters as some of them have expanded SCRA benefits. Good luck.
 

Hopeful Hoya

Know-nothing ENS
Contributor
For what it’s worth, I called Chase a few months ago and requested SCRA benefits for my Sapphire Reserve. It took them a couple of weeks but after a short review they granted them. Just passed the one year mark of having my card and no sign of the annual fee on my account.
 

BACONATOR

Well-Known Member
pilot
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Anyone have any luck changing their preferred airline on AMEX platinum outside of Jan? I know it's one per year in Jan, but due to inattention and/or laziness I failed to do so until the beginning of feb...