American Express 20% Transfer Bonus to AeroMexico

American Express Membership Rewards, the points program of premium cards like the Platinum Card and Premier Rewards Gold card, as well as the EveryDay Preferred and EveryDay cards, just launched a 20% bonus on transfers to AeroMexico now through March 6, 2015. Normally Membership Rewards points transfer to AeroMexico Club Premier at a 1:1 ratio, so if you transfer 1,000 points, you end up with 1,000 Club Premier…

JetBlue and American Express Reportedly Cutting Ties

Today, TPG Contributor Richie Cardinale looks at the reported end of the relationship between JetBlue and Amex, and the future of JetBlue’s co-branded credit card. It was recently announced that Costco and American Express will end their partnership next year (a relationship that equates to roughly 8% of total annual spending on Amex cards) and on the heels…

Is There an Amex Centurion Lounge in Every Airport?

TPG reader Marlon tweeted me to ask: “@thepointsguy—I’ve been thinking of getting the Platinum Card from American Express. Is there a Centurion Lounge in every airport?” Well, don’t we all wish! The Amex Centurion Lounges are amazing; however, there are currently only four full-fledged Centurion Lounges: at New York LaGuardia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Las Vegas, and San…

Amex and Costco to End Exclusive Relationship, Date Others

After a sixteen year run, American Express and Costco will end their exclusive relationship. Effective March 31, 2016, American Express cards will no longer be accepted at Costco, effectively ending Amex’s monopoly on Costco credit transactions. This will also spell the end of the co-branded TrueEarnings Card and the corresponding business version, though they’re still available for the time…

Bonus AAdvantage Miles, IHG Winter Sale, Amex Gogo Passes

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn Bonus Miles for Joining AAdvantage Dining Program You can earn up to 2,000 bonus miles for dining out with the AAdvantage Dining Program. To get your bonus miles, complete the following steps: Join the AAdvantage Dining program and create…

Discounted Hyatt Gift Cards for Amex Platinum Cardholders

Through March 31, 2015, Amex is offering American Express Platinum cardholders a 25% Membership Rewards discount on Hyatt gift cards. With this offer, a $100 gift card will cost 9,000 Membership Rewards points instead of the usual 12,000. You can redeem for hotel stays, dining, spa visits, and more; however, note that these gift cards are only good for use…

Gogo WiFi Passes for Amex Business Platinum Cardholders

Back in December of 2014 I wrote about an announcement from American Express that Amex Business Platinum cardholders would receive 10 complimentary Gogo Inflight WiFi passes annually starting in 2015. These passes, which are now available, can be used to access internet on any Gogo-equipped flight segment, regardless of the flight length and whether it’s domestic or international. This is in addition to the…

Amex Centurion Lounges: Locations, Access, and Amenities

Not all airport lounges live up to the hype, but the Amex Centurion Lounges continue to impress me. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explores these lounges both domestically and abroad to help you get a better sense of the value they offer. Airport lounge access can be incredibly valuable. However, you don’t need to pay for…

Which Is Better: Chase Ritz-Carlton or Amex Platinum Card?

Many people have reported being targeted for the 100,000 point offer for The Platinum Card from American Express through the CardMatch Tool. Be sure to check for yourself to see what offers are available to you (there is no credit check)! TPG reader @AGlobalAffair tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy– “How would you rate the benefits of…

Can You Score 100,000 Amex Sign-Up Offers Via Online Chat?

Today, TPG Chief Operating Officer Leigh Rowan talks about his experience trying to score a 100,000 point sign-up offer for the American Express Platinum Card by reaching out to Amex through its online chat feature. A few days ago, after hearing that several TPG readers had received juicy Amex Platinum sign-up offers (up to 100,000 Membership Rewards points),…