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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6480 on: September 21, 2016, 06:53:57 PM »
There have been reports of negative MR balances after the clawbacks. It may not effect your relationship with amex, but all future bonuses will go towards "paying off that debt"
I hear, the safer option everyone is saying is to just transfer them out, and if there is a negative balance in the future I will deal with it, as apposed to leaving the current MR and seeing what happens, it sounds like that is the way to go

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6481 on: September 21, 2016, 06:54:56 PM »
I hear, the safer option everyone is saying is to just transfer them out, and if there is a negative balance in the future I will deal with it, as apposed to leaving the current MR and seeing what happens, it sounds like that is the way to go
Safe is relative. But yeah this is definitely the more "profitable" way out. Lol

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6482 on: September 21, 2016, 06:59:17 PM »
SQ/AC would be pretty good options.
I am afraid of the SQ expiration, but I guess I will have to take a trip within 3 years. What will give me more flexibility AC or SQ?
Is there an easy way to earn an AC point to keep them from expiring? (I am not that familiar with either program)

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6483 on: September 21, 2016, 07:03:03 PM »
So I have had the Platinum Card for the year and have gotten benefit out of alot of the perks, such as airline fees and global entries.  But dont see the need going forward.  Will miss my SPG Gold status, however. 

I have an AMEX Everyday card.  If I keep that open, will my points automatically move onto that card and not be forfeited?
Is there any reason to downgrade the Platinum, and if so, is there any no fee card to do this with?

Thanks

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6484 on: September 21, 2016, 07:10:09 PM »
So I have had the Platinum Card for the year and have gotten benefit out of alot of the perks, such as airline fees and global entries.  But dont see the need going forward.  Will miss my SPG Gold status, however. 

I have an AMEX Everyday card.  If I keep that open, will my points automatically move onto that card and not be forfeited?
Is there any reason to downgrade the Platinum, and if so, is there any no fee card to do this with?

Thanks
If the platinum & everyday card are the same membership rewards account then its already connected. There isn't a no-AF to downgrade the platinum to. There's the green card.

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6485 on: September 21, 2016, 07:12:43 PM »


Will miss my SPG Gold status, however.
According to most reports, even though it officially gets cancelled, it doesn't really until the next calendar year

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6486 on: September 21, 2016, 07:16:55 PM »
Ill miss it next year :(.

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6487 on: September 21, 2016, 07:53:26 PM »
Yes. But now I'm considering adding AU
I'd assume new rule applies but I don't know forsure

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6488 on: September 21, 2016, 08:16:07 PM »
Got it, ok, where should I transfer them to? I have no specific plans this second
SQ/AC would be pretty good options.
Don't forget BA, with current bonus.
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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6489 on: September 21, 2016, 08:17:52 PM »
Just got a 100k adjustment

Should've transferred, was just debating where to.. גז''ל.

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6490 on: September 21, 2016, 08:19:04 PM »
Don't forget BA, with current bonus.
i would forget BA as they are pretty useless these days with very little Aa saver availability and the removal of the 4500 avios routes

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« Reply #6491 on: September 21, 2016, 08:19:19 PM »
Just got a 100k adjustment

Should've transferred, was just debating where to.. גז''ל.

Oy, sorry!
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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6492 on: September 21, 2016, 08:21:02 PM »
i would forget BA as they are pretty useless these days with very little Aa saver availability and the removal of the 4500 avios routes

I agree that they're harder to use than in the past, but they're definitely still useful.
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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6493 on: September 21, 2016, 08:33:31 PM »
I agree that they're harder to use than in the past, but they're definitely still useful.
I have a bunch of ba and dw has ba, so I don't think I need that, what about ana? Does that have potential to be useful?

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6494 on: September 21, 2016, 08:37:26 PM »
If you don't know what you need, call your local orthodox broker.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6495 on: September 21, 2016, 08:38:58 PM »
I have the Platinum card, I got hit with the AF, I wanna downgrade it, can I downgrade to the Everyday?


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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6496 on: September 21, 2016, 08:39:47 PM »
I have the Platinum card, I got hit with the AF, I wanna downgrade it, can I downgrade to the Everyday?


No.

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6498 on: September 21, 2016, 08:41:07 PM »
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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #6499 on: September 21, 2016, 08:42:45 PM »
Gold or Green.
Shame as I want a NON AF card.

One more question, can I apply now fro global entry and downgrade my card tomorrow or next week?