Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
Longtime card holders of The Platinum Card® from American Express remember a particularly helpful benefit was a 4 hour grace period on returns with Hertz rental cars. That compares to the 29 minute grace period normally offered to Hertz renters. Well, the benefit is back as of early 2011.
With this benefit, if you were scheduled to return your car to the airport at say 12 Noon, you can now do so at 3:59pm with no additional charges. Simply use your Platinum Card to make and pay for the reservation, and use the ‘CDP’ code American Express provides all Platinum cardholders in your Hertz profile.
This benefit was taken away from cardholders in 2004, but is now back as American Express aggressively seeks to add value to the card in anticipation of the September 2011 loss of Continental Airlines as an airline mile and lounge access partner.
This adds to another new car rental benefit for Platinum cardholders — Executive status with National Car Rental and the elimination of foreign transaction fees.
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