Published on October 18th, 2018 | by William Charles17
American Express International Airline Program Now Bookable Via Chat
American Express offers something called the ‘International Airline Program’ for personal and business Platinum and Centurion cardholders. Cardholders used to receive 2-for-1 business and first class tickets, in June of 2017 they changed this to provide discounts for premium economy, business and first class flights. Personal cardholders receive 5x points when booking through this program and business cardholders will receive 35% back in points (on first and business class flights for their selected airline. Up to 500,000 points back per year).
One of the downsides to the program has always been that to book tickets you needed to call in, American Express have made an update and you can now book via American Express chat. I personally think this is a significant upgrade, I hate calling in especially when trying to search for availability and pricing. At least when using chat it can be done in the background and I can do other things while I wait for them to get back to my queries. I still think it’s crazy they don’t let people have access to the booking platform itself, but this is still an improvement.
I’d never pay cash for premium economy/business or first because I’m incredibly cheap and I don’t mind flying economy, but I know some cardholders will find this upgrade useful.
Hat tip to keyjey