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Re: would like to split amex PLAT plz msg me
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2009, 03:48:13 PM »
Just open your own account...even if the card is closed it still works!
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Re: would like to split amex PLAT plz msg me
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2009, 06:57:50 PM »
If i open and close the card...will is still have to pay the annual fee? Meaning, for the starwood amex, if you close the card when you are charged the annual fee, they refund the $45.

If i open it and then close it a few days after i get it, do they charge it prorated?

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Re: would like to split amex PLAT plz msg me
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2009, 11:32:05 PM »
from experience, the platinum charge does get prorated.

however there are some reports that a canceled card won't work (supposedly they swipe at the door).

[one theoretical solution would be to get plat, downgrade to green ($95/year), [never activate the new card] and the old plat (same # as active green) will still work/show up as active]

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Re: would like to split amex PLAT plz msg me
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2009, 01:14:00 AM »
If you cancel any card within 30 days of the annual fee showing up on the statement you will get a full refund.

I've heard now from a few people that have had their cancelled card swiped and it still worked.  Personally my card is active so I can't personally confirm or deny.

It may be worth spending the $1,000 on the card to get the 25,000 MR points and then canceling and paying the pro-rated annual fee for however long it took spend the $1,000 and get the points.
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Re: would like to split amex PLAT plz msg me
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2009, 08:13:28 PM »
dan do you have any additional cardholder spaces? or know any trustworthy pple that want to split (i don't feel comfortable using a cancelled card, just the way i am :)

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Re: would like to split amex PLAT plz msg me
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2009, 10:50:11 PM »
i guess u r not comfortable using a downgraded card either?

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Re: would like to split amex PLAT plz msg me
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2009, 08:08:12 PM »
no a downgrade just is fine :)
are you sure it works, have you tried it or are you assuming?... thanks!

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Re: would like to split amex PLAT plz msg me
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2009, 02:34:36 PM »
Careful, some Plats (like mine) only give the main card holder Priority card.

As said on a different post, I can arrange Star alliance gold + Skyteam Gold

Its a big headache, so lets hear what its worth for you.

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Re: would like to split amex PLAT plz msg me
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2009, 03:56:09 PM »
Careful, some Plats (like mine) only give the main card holder Priority card.

As said on a different post, I can arrange Star alliance gold + Skyteam Gold

Its a big headache, so lets hear what its worth for you.
Not sure what you're talking about, but all US issued AMEX Plat cards definitely have lounge access.

And I'm not sure what the moral difference is whether the card is downgraded or canceled?
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Re: Splitting AMEX Plat
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2010, 01:17:31 AM »
I would like too join.
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Re: Splitting AMEX Plat
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2010, 01:25:24 AM »
I would like too join.
Just open your own AMEX Plat, get the 25K miles, and close it.
Clear your cookies/cache if you don't see the offer.
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Re: Splitting AMEX Plat
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2010, 01:39:06 AM »
I opened this card and I'm waiting for the points to post so I can cancel it. I've seen mentioned that instead of canceling it's better to downgrade it to a free card. I called Amex and they said bec it's a charge card, the only card it can be downgraded to is the gold.    so I want to know:    Is it necesary to downgrade (and avoid closing) to still get lounge access? If yes, what can it be downgraded to?

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Re: Splitting AMEX Plat
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2010, 01:43:17 AM »
Is it necesary to downgrade to still get lounge access?
Nope
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Re: Splitting AMEX Plat
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2010, 05:30:13 AM »
is 25k all their offering these days? when i did it it was 100k! (with only a 1k 3/m spend)

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Re: Splitting AMEX Plat
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2010, 11:31:34 AM »
is 25k all their offering these days? when i did it it was 100k! (with only a 1k 3/m spend)
100K was never a public offer.
And they never target me for anything...

25K is the best I've ever seen for a public offer.
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