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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #60 on: January 04, 2011, 01:25:20 PM »
so no one tried threatening to cancel the amex platinum for a retention bonus?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2011, 03:29:40 PM »
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2011, 03:49:10 PM »
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?
try downgrading to gold/green (like 1/4 the price)

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2011, 04:02:49 PM »
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?

i would not use 45k on the annual fee. Those points are worth way more than that...

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2011, 04:15:32 PM »
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?
True, but just transfer the points to an airline and you'll forfeit nothing.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2011, 04:24:04 PM »
True, but just transfer the points to an airline and you'll forfeit nothing.
which airline is the most worth it?

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« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2011, 04:26:56 PM »
which airline is the most worth it?
ANA, Air Canada, and Continental are all good options IMHO depending on what you normally redeem for.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2011, 04:45:20 PM »
can they legally take away the points if you challenge them on it? (assuming you have a different charge card to keep your mr account active)    does it say anywhere in the t&c's that the account needs to be open a min amount of time to keep the bonus??

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2011, 04:48:31 PM »
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?
i'm assuming you don't have a gold/green/blue card, right?
that's why they said that.
open one of those within 30 days of closing plat (or before you close) and the points will stay.

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« Reply #69 on: January 06, 2011, 04:53:25 PM »
i'm assuming you don't have a gold/green/blue card, right?
that's why they said that.
open one of those within 30 days of closing plat (or before you close) and the points will stay.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #70 on: January 06, 2011, 06:04:43 PM »
But consider that even the points stay for 30 days but to make a transfer to a us based airline u will not be able to pay the transfer fee with your card only with miles ( and that's bad )if u not planning to open another amex card
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #71 on: January 06, 2011, 06:07:24 PM »
But consider that even the points stay for 30 days but to make a transfer to a us based airline u will not be able to pay the transfer fee with your card only with miles ( and that's bad )

Won't you be able to pay it with a different Amex (even non-charge) if you have one?
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #72 on: January 06, 2011, 07:00:23 PM »
i'm assuming you don't have a gold/green/blue card, right?
that's why they said that.
open one of those within 30 days of closing plat (or before you close) and the points will stay.
i actually have a gold card so i was a bit surprised when he told me that. are you sure it makes a difference? maybe he didnt realize?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #73 on: January 06, 2011, 07:03:55 PM »
ANA, Air Canada, and Continental are all good options IMHO depending on what you normally redeem for.
i was going to transfer to continental as i already have a onepass account, but was a bit worried about the merge with united that it might effect the miles. does that not bother you?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #74 on: January 06, 2011, 07:04:46 PM »
I closed my plat the day after the points posted. I got a $450 refund and the points stayed in my MR account linked to my premier rewards gold card. Just call back and speak to a different agent you shouldnt have a problem.