In December I wrote about how The Business Platinum® Card from American Express was adding a new benefit as of this year. Specifically, those with the card receive 10 Gogo inflight wifi passes annually. At the time they hadn’t announced exactly when the benefit would kick in, though it’s now live.
You can now register for the Gogo Preferred Program, available exclusively through American Express.
To get your 10 free Gogo passes, simply enter your American Express card number and four digit CID code (note that this promotion is only available for the Business Platinum Card, and not the Platinum Card Card).
On the next page your eligibility will be confirmed, and you’ll be prompted to sign into your Gogo account (if you don’t have one yet, you can make it on this page).
On the next page you’ll receive confirmation that your 10 Gogo passes have been deposited into your account.
A few things to note:
How long is each Gogo pass valid for?
Each of the 10 Gogo passes is a flight pass, meaning it’s valid for the duration of a flight, no matter how long it is. So it doesn’t matter whether it’s a 30 minute flight or a six hour flight, you’ll need one pass per flight. This isn’t a 24 hour pass.
When do Gogo passes expire?
Each of the 10 Gogo passes is valid through December 31, 2015. So presumably going forward they’ll always be valid through the end of the year in which they’re issued.
What if I have a Gogo Unlimited subscription?
If you have a monthly Gogo Unlimited subscription, obviously these vouchers would never be debited from your account. So you can basically “bank” them and use them in the future when you no longer have an unlimited subscription, though do keep in mind they expire at the end of the year.
If you do have a Gogo Unlimited pass, I would highly recommend creating a new Gogo account for the free passes. That way you can more easily let a friend use them. The passes go to waste if you have a Gogo Unlimited pass and don’t plan on canceling it before the end of the year.
Ultimately in and of itself this new benefit isn’t a reason to get the Amex Business Platinum Card. But it certainly adds even more value to the card if you’re a frequent flyer that doesn’t have a Gogo Unlimited Pass. I’d argue the card was already more than worth it, especially for the first year. And this only makes it even more compelling. Keep in mind the card comes with other great benefits, like:
- $200 annual airline fee credit ($400 the first year, since your annual fee is based on cardmember year, while your airline fee credit is based on calendar year.
- $100 Global Entry/Pre-Check fee credit
- Access to Boingo hotspots
- Access to American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts
- Access to Delta SkyClubs
- Priority Pass Select membership
- Access to the American Express Centurion Lounges in Dallas, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, etc.
For more information, check out the full terms & FAQs of the Gogo Preferred Program.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this new card perk?
(Tip of the hat to Delta Points)