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International Airline Program

Fly Premium for less

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. 

Book flights with the International Airline Program

in three easy steps 1

Step 1: Log In

 

To find International Airline Program flights, you must be logged in to your Platinum Charge or Platinum Business Card Account.

Step 2: Search Flights

 

Use the booking tool to search First Class,

Business Class and Premium Economy Fares.

Step 3: Book Trip

 

Look out for the International Airline Program banner across selected flights for great value premium fares.

Book now with the International Airline Program

More about the Amex International Airline Program

Discounts are available on International First, Business, and Premium Economy Class tickets booked through the International Airline Program with American Express Travel.

Use Membership Rewards points and/or your annual Travel Credit to pay or part pay for your fare. You’ll also earn points2 every time you book.

Earn your air miles directly with our partner airlines when you book an International Airline Program flight. Even when you Pay with Points, you'll still earn your air miles. 

Travel with friends and family and benefit from lower fares for you and up to 7 additional travellers (8 total travellers) when you book with the International Airline Program. 

16 participating world class airlines

American Airlines
Air New Zealand
Air Canada
British Airways
Hawaiian Airlines
Japan Airlines
LATAM Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Qantas
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines
United Airlines

Make the most of your Amex membership

Get even more for your travels when you book online at Amex Travel with your Platinum Card.

Use Points the Way You Want

 

Earn points for every dollar you spend on qualifying purchases. You can even use your points2 to pay for part or all of your next trip.

 

Luxury Hotel Benefits

 

Access exclusive benefits with an average total value of AU$700 when you book with Fine Hotels + Resorts3, including guaranteed 4pm late check-out, free breakfast & more.

Access 1,200+ Airport Lounges4

 

Platinum Card Members receieve complimentary access to the

American Express Global Lounge Collection™.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. International Airline Program Terms and Conditions

  • Current International Airline Program Partners: American Airlines, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Australia.
  • American Express reserves the rights to change these conditions from time to time with 21 days prior notice and/or to discontinue the whole programme.
    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).
  • Airlines reserve the right to change, cancel or restrict flight operations without notice. IAP upgrades or specially negotiated fares may be limited by airlines to certain flights and/or dates (“blackouts”). IAP is subject to the terms and conditions of each participating carrier. American Express does not guarantee that seats or tickets will be available. Cabins of service and discounts vary by airline and route.
  • To qualify for the IAP upgrades or specially negotiated fares:a) Your journey must start and end at the same port as designated by the participating airline and be completed within the period during which your selected carrier participates in the programme. You will be advised of any applicable dates at the time of booking.b) IAP tickets must be purchased through the American Express Travel Service and must be charged to a valid American Express Platinum Card which is in good standing.c) The Platinum Cardmember who purchases the ticket(s) must be one of the travellers.d) IAP tickets are non-transferable and non endorsable
  • Any travel on non-participating airlines must be ticketed and paid for separately and is not part of the IAP. Certain code share or flights on the worldwide partners of the participating airlines may not apply.
  • Certain IAP airlines or non-participating airlines impose restrictions such as ticketing time limit on advance booking to indicate a timeline for ticketing upon making your reservations. For each individual airline Terms & Conditions, please check with the Platinum Travel Service for details.
  • IAP upgrade offers or specially negotiated fares may not be combined with any other promotion, discount, negotiated or corporate rate.
  • American Express acts only as an agent for travel service providers and does not own or operate any airline or means of transportation. American Express is not liable for service deficiencies on the part of airlines or other service providers, including but not limited to: accidents and injuries; delays; changes in routes or itineraries; loss, theft or damages to possessions. American Express strongly advises travellers to insure themselves against travel risks. Travellers are responsible for ensuring that they have valid documentation and for complying with the health, customs, currency and other laws of any country they enter or attempt to enter.
  • IAP is available to Platinum Cardmembers from a variety of participating airlines each with specifically designated ports of departure and arrival. Please refer to the Platinum Travel Service for details of participating airlines, applicable routing and timetables and fares in force at any particular time. Other International Airline Program Terms & Conditions may apply. 

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.

  • Benefits vary by property; call Platinum Travel Services for details.
  • Breakfast amenity varies by property, but will be, at a minimum, a continental breakfast.
  • Certain room categories are not eligible for upgrade; call Platinum Travel Services for details.
  • Complimentary In-Room Wi-Fi is provided. In the case where a property includes the cost of WiFi in a mandatory resort fee, the Card Member will receive a daily credit from the Property in the standard amount that the Property charges for Wi-Fi. The credit will be issued on the Card Member's final statement upon check-out.

4. Airport Lounge Terms and Conditions

Airport lounge Terms and Conditions can be found here: https://global.americanexpress.com/lounge-access/the-platinum-card

 


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