As a Platinum Charge or Platinum Business Card Member®, you'll receive exclusive access to lower airfares on international premium class tickets when you book with the International Airline Program. Plus, you'll earn Membership Rewards® points and get air miles as you typically would when you book with American Express Travel.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
International Airline Program (IAP) provides exclusive discounted fares to Platinum Card and Centurion® Members who are flying on one of the participating partners departing from Australia to one of their international destinations. If you are not seeing International Airline Program flights in your search results, the particular airline does not fly from an Australian gateway to that destination, or the flight/seats may not be available.
Discounts are offered on First, Business, and Premium Economy class tickets with participating carriers, and are offered on refundable, restricted, and non-refundable fare types.
The Card Member may choose to travel alone or bring up to 7 additional travellers (8 total travellers). The Card Member must be travelling in order for passengers to receive the discounted benefit.
The International Airline Program includes flexible payment options, including Pay With Points for part or all of the purchase. You will have the opportunity to select your payment option during the booking process.
1. International Airline Program Terms and Conditions
The featured savings included are calculated based on full-priced retail year-round airfares from Australia to select destinations with participating airlines in selected booking classes in First, Business and Premium Economy. Savings are calculated on the base fare and do not include applicable charges such as taxes, service fees, date change fees and cancellation fees. A maximum of 8 tickets can be purchased per Card Member per transaction. Prices are subject to availability and subject to change. All airfares must be purchased through the Platinum Travel Service and paid for on the Platinum Card. Airfares at sale prices may be released in the market at any time and reduce the featured savings. Fare rules including Advance Purchase, Min/Max Stay, any Penalties/Refunds, Stopovers/Transfers, Discounts (child/infant), and Taxes/Surcharges, are dependent on the airline’s Terms and Conditions and can vary. Airline Partners and offers vary and are subject to change. Contact Platinum Travel Service for full details on the International Airline Program.
Please note Additional Cards are referred to Supplementary Cards in some Terms and Conditions and marketing material.
2. Membership Rewards Terms and Conditions
To earn or redeem Membership Rewards points, Cards must be registered to the American Express Membership Rewards program, and be active and current in their payments. When paying with a combination of your American Express Card and Membership Rewards points, only the value applied to the Card is eligible to earn Membership Rewards points. Membership Rewards Terms and Conditions apply when booking on the American Express Travel website. Please visit the Membership Rewards website to view the full Terms and Conditions (membershiprewards.com.au/termsandconditions).
3. Fine Hotels + Resorts Terms and Conditions
Valid only for new Fine Hotels + Resorts bookings made through Platinum Travel Service, Business Platinum Travel Service, Centurion Travel Service or American Express Travel Online. Available for Australian Platinum Charge Card Members and Centurion® Members only, and excludes Platinum Credit Card Members such who are not also Australian Platinum Charge Card Members or Centurion Members. Payment must be made in full with an American Express Card in the Australian Platinum Card Member's or Centurion® Member's name. You may be able to use Membership Rewards® points and / or Travel Credit on the American Express Travel website as payment towards Fine Hotels + Resorts, if the selected hotel and room type provides you the option to prepay in advance. Platinum Card Member or Centurion® Member must travel on the itinerary booked to be eligible for benefits described. Benefit restrictions vary by Fine Hotels + Resorts property and cannot be redeemed for cash, and may not be combined with other offers unless indicated. Advance reservations are recommended for services such as spa, dining or golf in order to take advantage of the Fine Hotels + Resorts special amenity during your stay. Benefits and additional Fine Hotels + Resorts promotions are only applied at checkout. Limit one benefit package per room, per stay. Three room limit per Card Member, per stay; back-to-back stays within a 24-hour period at the same property considered one stay. Participating Fine Hotels + Resorts properties and benefits are subject to change.
4. Airport Lounge Terms and Conditions
Airport lounge Terms and Conditions can be found here: https://global.americanexpress.com/lounge-access/the-platinum-card