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Amex Enhanced Business Platinum Review – $450 for 75k points, big perks and flight value

Pros

Lots of airport lounge access. Get into all Amex Centurion lounges, Delta SkyClubs, and Priority Pass lounges.

50% of your points back gets you a big 2 cents per point in value for flights. Whenever you book flights via the Amex website with your points, you’ll get 50% of your points back on one airline of your choice each year for all flights. It’s like getting 2 cents of cash value per point without dealing with the restrictions of airline miles. And if you book first or business class tickets, you’ll get the 50% points back for any airline – no need to stick with just one.

10 free Gogo wifi passes. Save big on inflight internet every year. Plus you get access to all Boingo wifi hotspots in airports and other places around the world.

Starwood and Hilton Gold status. So you can lock in better rooms and late checkout at thousands of hotels worldwide.

A $200 annual airline fee credit. Use it for bag fees, change fees, even some airline gift cards on one airline of your choice each year.

Cons

$450 annual fee. This is probably not for you if you don’t travel often and won’t make use of the airline lounge access.

Slow point earning. While the signon bonus is good, there are no category bonuses for your spending. It’s a straight 1 point per dollar spent, though you do earn 1.5x points per dollar whenever you make a purchase of $5,000 or more.

 

Overall Rating
4.5/5 Stars   
Key Features
  • Welcome Offer: Earn up to 75,000 Membership Rewards® points.
  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • New: Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
  • Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That’s 1.5 points per dollar, on each qualifying purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
  • 50% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 50% of the points back.
  • You can also receive 50% points back on all First and Business class flights, with all airlines available through American Express Travel.
  • You can enjoy access to The American Express Global Lounge Collection(SM) offering access to the most lounges across the globe, when compared with other U.S. credit card offerings. As of 11/2016
  • Terms Apply
  • See Rates and Fees
 

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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee, then $95

Annual Fee

$0

Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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