Yeah, I have an American Express Platinum!

In the 1950s, American Express issued its first credit card, which caught on quickly in the booming postwar economy and signaled the company's transition to a wider consumer base. In 1966, the company issued its first gold card, in an effort to cater to the upper echelon of business travel. Its platinum card debuted in the 1984 and continues to be immensely popular as it is second in exclusivity only to the Centurion Card.

For the "Elite" group of people who have the credit to make large charges and pay it off at the end of the month. Dedicated to the people who use credit cards and enjoy the benefits of the Platinum Service.

Benefits:
- Premium travel assistance
- Excellent rewards program
- No pre-set spending limit.
- Free access to numerous airport lounges, including those operated by American Airlines, Continental, Delta and NWA.
- Ability to manage your account online or from mobile phone, with downloading options for tracking business expenses. Additional customized statement tagging available to separate business from non-business expenses, making expense reports a cinch.
- Access to 24 hour/day concierge service when you need help (dining reservations, flight changes, etc.) on the road.
- Four times each calendar year, members can use free companion tickets for travel.
- Free travel protection

FINE HOTELS & RESORTS: Access over $4501 in complimentary benefits at no additional cost. Benefits include a room upgrade if available, complimentary continental breakfast for two, 4 PM late check-out, and an additional special benefit, like dinner for two or a $100 spa services credit.

International Airline Program: Enjoy a companion ticket offer2 with the purchase of a qualifying international First- or Business-Class ticket on over 20 partner airlines.

Cruise Privileges Program: Enhance your voyage with up to $400 in benefits per stateroom booked and earn double
Membership Rewards points on select cruise lines.

Platinum Destinations® Vacations: Relax and have fun with a personalized getaway, and earn up to 25,000 Membership Rewards bonus points3

Platinum Jet Services Program: Experience the flexibility of private air travel with an exclusive amenity starting at $600 per booking depending on the jet option you choose.

Platinum Villas: Receive up to $500 of valuable benefits per booking at private residences around the world - a great option for families and groups.

Limousine Program: Earn triple Membership Rewards® points when you book with one of our comfortable and convenient limousine service partners.

Browse this year's Well-Traveled Life Guide for more information on Platinum Card Travel Benefits.

For all of you who have an American Express Platinum Charge Card!

-Jeremy Panicker - President/CEO
Panicker Industries International, LLC