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International Airline Program

Fly premium, without paying a premium

As a Platinum Cardmember or Business Platinum Cardmember, you will receive exclusive access to lower airfares on international premium class tickets when you book with the International Airline Program. Plus earn Membership Rewards® points and get air miles as you typically would when you book at American Express Travel. 

Book flights with the International Airline Program

in three easy steps

Step 1: Log In

 

To find International Airline Program flights, you must be logged in to your American Express Platinum or Business Platinum 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

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 International Airline Program

Discounts are available on International First, Business, and Premium Economy Class tickets booked through the International Airline Program at 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 points every time you book.

Earn your air miles directly with some of our valued partners 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 max) when you book with the International Airline Program. 

Now with 8 world class international airlines

Air Europa
American Airlines
British Airways
British Airways
Etihad
Qantas
Qatar
Singapore Airlines

Make the most of your American Express Cardmembership

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 pound you spend on qualifying purchases. You can even use your Points to pay or part pay for your next trip.

Luxury Hotel Benefits

 

Access exclusive benefits with an average total value of £440* when you book with the Fine Hotels + Resorts including guaranteed 4pm late check-out, free breakfast & more.

Access 1,200+ Airport Lounges

 

Platinum Cardmembers receieve complimentary access to the

American Express Global Lounge Collection™.

Frequently Asked Questions:

International Airline Program (IAP) Important Information:

1. Current International Airline Program Partners: American Airlines, Air Europa, British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.
2. American Express reserves the rights to change these conditions from time to time with 21 days prior notice and/or to discontinue the whole program.
3. 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. Discounts are applicable to adult fares however some airlines extend savings to child fares.
4. 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 program. You will be advised of any applicable dates at the time of booking;

b) IAP tickets must be purchased through the Platinum 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. IAP upgrade offers or specially negotiated fares may not be combined with any other promotion, discount, negotiated or corporate rate.
8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Other International Airline Program Terms & Conditions may apply. 


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American Express Europe LLC (AEELLC) trading as American Express Travel, Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom is a member of ABTA (ABTA number C4330) and ATOL (ATOL number 0151). Being a member of ABTA (ABTA number C4330) means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct and this allows you to book with confidence. All the package and Flight-Plus holidays we sell are covered by a scheme protecting your money if the supplier goes out of business or is no longer able to provide the intended holiday. Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available. American Express’s ABTA membership does not cover cruise bookings and should therefore not be relied upon when booking cruises or cruise packages. These bookings are covered by our third-party provider, ICE Cruise’s ABTA membership (ABTA number L6366). Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are also protected by the ATOL scheme, this ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate . Please contact us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking.