What is a charge card?
Essentially a charge card has no pre-set limit. This offers extra flexibility to those that need it. In addition to that, the full balance is required for each statement cycle, whereas with a credit card you could pay the minimum necessary + interest each month.
Amex Platinum Metal Card Design
The Amex Platinum Card now comes with a sleek, metal design for both primary and additional Card Members. Apart from the invite-only Centurion card, the Amex Platinum Card is the only metal card available in Australia (along with the Qantas Money Titanium card)!
Amex Platinum Card Features
Receive up to 200,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points. That’s 150,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points when you apply online, are approved and spend $5,000 on your new Card within the first 3 months. Plus, an additional 50,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points in Year 2 upon fee renewal. T&Cs apply. New Card Members only.
Earning & Redeeming Points
Amex Platinum Airline Transfer Rates
All airlines except for Air New Zealand transfer at a rate of 2 MR points for 1 frequent flyer point, this makes the effective earning rate of the American Express Platinum Card 1.125 points per dollar.
= 200 Membership Rewards points
Amex Platinum Hotel Transfer Rates
The American Express Membership Rewards program also allows you to transfer your points to 2 of the major hotel loyalty programs Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy.
3 Membership Rewards points = 2 Marriott Bonvoy points
Up To 200,000 Bonus Points
$450 Annual Travel Credit
Amex Platinum Travel
Fine Hotels + Resorts
The Hotel Collection
Accor Plus Membership
Hotel Elite Status
The Amex Platinum Card comes with a bunch of instant elite status for a few hotels. Here’s what you get:
Flight Hacks Value: $200
Probably the least valuable hotel status, this one gives you a discount on food and beverages, free water in the room and a welcome gift as well as room upgrades where available.
Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge Access
The American Express Global Lounge Collection
Car Rental Elite Programs
Your Amex card also comes with a couple of elite memberships to both Hertz and Avis.
Flight Hacks Value: $50
In addition to car upgrades (when available), members will also receive between 25 and 50% more Avis reward points.