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Planning a trip or have a great travel story? Need travel tips or want to share your experiences (and photos)? Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Bimmerfest Travel Forum is your best resource on the Web.

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:39 PM
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Amex Platinum card referrals now available

I don't know if any you of want the Amex Platinum card, but I swear by mine. I use the Fine Hotels & Resorts upgrades and the mileage points to avoid the tyranny of being tied to one airline or group. I have also used the airline two-for-one business class tickets to MUC for almost every flight in the past 10 years. I even used it for access to the US Air LAX club while waiting to be picked up by SD335is for the trip to the Oxnard VDC last Nov. But it does cost about $300 per year.

Currently Amex is having a promotion seeking referrals. So, if anyone wants to be referred, send me a PM with your first name, last name & email address.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:18 AM
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Thought it was $450/yr. if it is actually $300, that is a really good deal.

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:50 AM
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You are correct. It appears to now run $450 / year for the first card and $175 / year for each of three additional cards. The big surprise to me is that you can now use points to pay the annual fees.
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Recent ED: 25 June 10, 328xiT in Red. Then headed SW to Italy & France. Flew home via Rome. Hoegh Kobe departed 22 July; unloaded at PH 17 Aug. Redelivery 11 Sept. (Re-redelivery 14 Sept....read the details here.)
Previous ED: 7 June 08, X3 3.0si in rosso corsa (*), then off to Italy, Austria, Slovenia. (*Note: A61 Crimson Red north of the Alps.)
Back-up vehicle (while waiting for re-deliveries): 1999 M Roadster in Estoril Blue.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:37 AM
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The big surprise to me is that you can now use points to pay the annual fees.
Ja but it is NOT a good use of points to use them for this, versus air travel.
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you can get some surprisingly good hotel rates at times with this card
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