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Business frequent flyer programs allow businesses to earn points on the itineraries their employees travel while employees still earn miles and points as individuals. In addition, these programs provide often offer mileage bonuses for which individuals aren’t eligible, like the current offer from American Airlines’ Business Extradouble points for Main Cabin travel and triple points for Premium Cabin travel between New York and London on American Airlines or AA codeshare flights operated by British Airways. You must book and begin travel by June 30, 2014.

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Between them, American Airlines and British Airways operate up to 17 non-stop daily flights from New York to London, including three peak-time direct flights from Newark (EWR) to Heathrow (LHR) and BA’s all-business class Club World London City service from New York (JFK) to London City (LCY). If you’re most interested in this offer’s triple points bonus, check out my recent post on Comparing Business Class on British Airways and American Airlines to help you decide between the two carriers.

With Business Extra, you normally earn 2 points per $10 spent on eligible airfares, and you can redeem those points for over 50 award redemption offers including travel (2,000-25,000 points), upgrades (650-3,100 points), Admirals Club day passes (300 points) and memberships (3,000 points), conference room rentals (900 points) and gold status (2,400 points).

To be eligible to earn this offer’s bonus points, a company must be enrolled in the Business Extra program and register using promotion code BXNYLON14. Tickets must be issued on American Airlines 001 ticket stock, and reservations booked using a frequent flyer award will be excluded from this offer. Bonus points will be posted to the registered Business Extra account within six to eight weeks after June 30, 2014.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
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