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AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« on: May 28, 2017, 08:15:33 PM »
I hold amex Plat and hoping to use the 50% reward when booked with points however I compared the price of the same flight between amextravel and delta flight - amex came out a lot higher.

Amex is $399
Delta is $250

Did amex raise price because I selected Delta as my airline and to offset the points?

Anyone have similar experiences?

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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 08:18:31 PM »
I hold amex Plat and hoping to use the 50% reward when booked with points however I compared the price of the same flight between amextravel and delta flight - amex came out a lot higher.

Amex is $399
Delta is $250

Did amex raise price because I selected Delta as my airline and to offset the points?

Anyone have similar experiences?
Firstly, a new thread doesn't need to be started for this. Are you sure they are both in the same fare class? The amex is regular economy while delta is basic.
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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 08:18:47 PM »
I hold amex Plat and hoping to use the 50% reward when booked with points however I compared the price of the same flight between amextravel and delta flight - amex came out a lot higher.

Amex is $399
Delta is $250

Did amex raise price because I selected Delta as my airline and to offset the points?

Anyone have similar experiences?
is the amex a basic economy fare?

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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 08:23:27 PM »
Amex does not book Basic Economy.
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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 08:24:24 PM »
thought so. thats the difference

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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 08:24:32 PM »
Amex does not book Basic Economy.
+1 at least online. CMIIW, but I think you can call them to book it.
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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2017, 08:24:35 PM »
Call platinum travel and see if they could see the cheaper fare

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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 08:28:21 PM »
is the amex a basic economy fare?
Basic economy should not be more than a $30 difference Max, as far as I remember.

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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2017, 09:31:54 PM »
Call platinum travel and see if they could see the cheaper fare

+1 at least online. CMIIW, but I think you can call them to book it.

Thanks, called them and they said they can book the Delta flight through with system with points. They do charge a ~$40 per person service fee, but still good.

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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2017, 09:55:23 PM »
Thanks, called them and they said they can book the Delta flight through with system with points. They do charge a ~$40 per person service fee, but still good.
Try to ask them to waive it since their website was showing prices double than Delta.

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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2017, 11:31:32 PM »
Try to ask them to waive it since their website was showing prices double than Delta.

Thanks, called business travel and agent saw the large difference and got the fees waived

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Re: AmexTravel Plat vs Delta Flight
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2017, 11:32:58 PM »
Thanks, called business travel and agent saw the large difference and got the fees waived
Awesome! Glad you were able to get your issues resolved!