1. Flights. Most trips begin with a flight, and getting a few perks can make a big difference towards making your flight a better experience. Some credit cards entitle you to complimentary or discounted companion tickets, complimentary first checked bag or discounts on in-flight purchases.

Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, a GET.com advertiser, gives you priority boarding and also lets you enjoy a complimentary first checked bag on every Delta flight.

2. Hotels and resorts. Many hotel groups let you sidestep the slow and expensive process of attaining their high-tier loyalty status when you get their co-branded credit card. Having loyal customer status can entitle you to all kind of perks like late checkout, complimentary room upgrades, access to hotel amenities and even complimentary breakfast.

With The Platinum Card® from American Express, you can get a hotel credit of $100 towards qualifying charges and a room upgrade when you use your Card to book a stay of at least 2 consecutive nights (subject to availability) at hotels which participate in the Hotel Collection program. You can redeem this credit at checkout towards extras like eligible dining or relaxing at the spa (not the cost of your room, hotel taxes, fees and gratuities).

3. Cruises. A cruise provides a unique opportunity to escape the busy world and chill out without getting bored, and American Express now offers a lot of nice perks on partner cruise lines to holders of exclusive cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express. You can take advantage of these privileges by booking a cruise of 5 nights or longer through American Express Travel using your eligible Amex card.

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The Platinum Card<sup>®</sup> from American Express

The Platinum Card® from American Express

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
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Why we like it
  • Rewards program.
  • Platinum benefits.
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
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  • Annual fee.

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