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American Express Travel

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  1. AT in Atlanta

    Hello. I have the personal Amex Platinum card. Just curious if there’s any benefit to booking air travel via the Amex Travel website (logged in to account) vs. just booking directly on the airline website? The 5x MR points on airfare is applicable booking on both, so I was just wondering what’s the point of booking via Amex Travel directly? Thanks.

  2. David W

    Sometimes there are Amex offers for bonus points or cash back if booking via Amex travel. Or you might stumble upon an itinerary where it’s cheaper via Amex travel than other OTAs

  3. jasoncohen26

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 24224, member: 29″]Sometimes there are Amex offers for bonus points or cash back if booking via Amex travel. Or you might stumble upon an itinerary where it’s cheaper via Amex travel than other OTAs[/QUOTE][QUOTE=”AT in Atlanta, post: 24213, member: 2302″]Hello. I have the personal Amex Platinum card. Just curious if there’s any benefit to booking air travel via the Amex Travel website (logged in to account) vs. just booking directly on the airline website? The 5x MR points on airfare is applicable booking on both, so I was just wondering what’s the point of booking via Amex Travel directly? Thanks.[/QUOTE]
    It’s also worth checking AMEX offers for bonuses with airlines or AMEX travel. In addition to the 5x you will get for booking directly with an airline you can sometimes find offers for a few thousand bonus MR points for spending x number of dollars with a given airline.
    I think the answer to your question is that it’s best to book directly with the airline unless there is a better offer to book through AMEX travel.

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