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Boingo Amex Preferred Plan: Worldwide Wifi For Free

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Though the personalbusiness and corporate versions of the American Express Platinum Card no longer provide American and US Airways club access and will now have more restricted Delta lounge access, Amex recently announced a new benefit that should restore a bit of the card’s lustre: starting this month, June 2014, Platinum Card members will receive complimentary, unlimited access to Wifi hotspots worldwide, provided by Boingo Wireless.


The Boingo American Express Preferred Plan (or AXP Plan) will give Platinum cardholders access to approximately 1 million land-based global hotspots in airports, retail locations and hotels. Once enrolled in the plan, each eligible, authenticated Card member can have simultaneous internet access for up to four devices without worrying about data caps or roaming fees.

As of December 2013, the readers of business travel magazine Global Traveler had awarded American Wifi carrier Boingo “Best Wi-Fi Service” for three years in a row. While Boingo doesn’t give you access to in-flight Wifi, this plan is still a great perk for road warriors and other frequent travelers, as it’ll save you the hassle and potential expense of finding Wifi between flights, meetings or sightseeing.

The Boingo AXP Plan is similar to Boingo’s $59 Global Plan

The plan seems to be equivalent to the Boingo Global Plan, which costs $59 a month and includes similar access but allows only up to 2,000 minutes per month. Note that even if you already have a paid Boingo subscription plan, you’ll still need to create a new account in order to receive your complimentary Boingo Amex Preferred Plan.

While this doesn’t completely make up for the loss of some serious benefits, it is a step in the right direction and if you have a Platinum card- you might as well sign up!

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  • Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year for baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
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