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American Express Travel Rewards and Air Miles Cards

American Express Travel Rewards and Air Miles Cards

Enjoy all the benefits, convenience and security of an American Express Credit Card or Charge Card – with the added bonus of earning more points when you use your Card for your travel purchases.
 

Why choose an American Express Travel Rewards and Air Miles Card?

If you love to travel, for business or pleasure, an American Express Travel Rewards and Air Miles Card is the perfect travel companion. You can accumulate rewards points faster with every pound you spend on your Credit Card or Charge Card.

For example, the Preferred Rewards Gold Card gives you double gives you double Membership Rewards® points for all eligible travel related spend, and points on all eligible spend made whilst abroad. Some of these benefits also come with our Business Cards. Redeem points earned for flights or hotels on business trips or for a well earned break.

Rewards can be exchanged for flights, holidays or hotel bookings or, with some Cards, a combination of all three. Our premium Travel Rewards Cards also offer VIP benefits, like help with your travel arrangements, preferential upgrades on travel and hotel bookings, and discounts with our luxury cruise partners.

You can also enjoy access to over 900 exclusive airport lounges, and extra help and financial coverage for travel problems like flight delays, missed connections and delayed luggage.

And every American Express customer enjoys American Express Invites®, which reserves tickets to some of the hottest shows in town exclusively for our Cardmembers. Whether your passion is music, film, dining or theatre, we can get you closer to the action.

 

Our Travel Rewards and Air Miles Credit Cards and Charge Cards

The Platinum Card®

Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £2,000 in your first 3 months of Cardmembership Annual Fee £450
  • Refined travel — unique access to airport lounges, handpicked hotels and complimentary offers
  • Worldwide travel insurance for you and your immediate family
  • Platinum Concierge can take care of travel and lifestyle plans
Terms and Conditions

The Preferred Rewards Gold Card

Earn 20,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £2,000 in your first 3 months of Cardmembership Annual fee £140 (£0 in first year)
  • Easily transfer points to frequent flyer and hotel programmes
  • 2 complimentary Lounge visits per year
  • 10% off Hertz base car rental rates
Terms and Conditions

British Airways American Express® Premium Plus

25,000 bonus Avios welcome offer Representative 76.0% APR variable
  • Companion Voucher each year when you spend £10,000
  • Automatic enrolment to the British Airways Executive Club
  • Travel and shopping protection
Terms and Conditions

British Airways American Express® Credit Card

5,000 bonus Avios welcome offer Representative 22.9% APR variable
  • Companion Voucher when you spend £20,000 per anniversary year
  • Automatic Enrollment to the British Airways Executive Club
  • Travel and shopping protection
Terms and Conditions

The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Earn a 10,000 Starpoints® bonus, enough for up to 3 complimentary nights at Starwood hotels. Based on £75 36.2% APR variable
  • Travel and shopping protection
  • Automatic upgrade to SPG Gold Preferred status when you spend £15,000 in purchases on your Card each year
  • Receive a Free Weekend Night Award , for each year you spend £25,000 on the Card
Terms and Conditions

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Enjoying Travel Rewards

Travel with points

Whether you’re planning a business trip, a weekend away or an overseas holiday, an American Express Travel Rewards and Air Miles Card can help you get there. With several options to choose from, the choice is yours:

American Express Travel Online

  • With 100 years of travel expertise, our travel network, American Express Travel Online, provides exceptional service and support from the moment you book.
  • Card Members can also book with Membership Rewards points and enjoy no restrictions, no block out dates and no fees

Airline and Hotel partners

  • Enjoy more ways to travel the world. Transfer your Membership Rewards points to one of our partner loyalty programmes.
  • With up to 13 airline transfer partners and 3 hotel partners for our Card Members to choose from you can transfer your points directly to your preferred airline or hotel to travel practically anywhere in the world.

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British Airways Credit Cards

  • Earn Avios and use them to help jet off to distant shores, stay in luxury hotels, and explore with car rental. Taxes, fees and charges apply.

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card

  • Turn everyday spend into amazing getaways. Enjoy a Welcome bonus of 10,000 Starpoints, enough for up to three complimentary nights, when you spend £1,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership.
  • Redeem Starpoints for flights on over 150 airlines with no blackout dates or transfer your Starpoints to over 30 major airline frequent flyer programmes

Travel Insurance

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, travel insurance is an essential part of any trip. This great travel benefit from American Express means you could be covered for international or domestic travel when you book and pay for your trip with an eligible American Express Card.

Luxurious stay

Turning back the crisp white sheets in a great hotel is one of the great joys of travel. Another is knowing you’ve paid partly or fully with points. 

American Express Travel Online can help you find the perfect place to rest your head or, you can easily transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points to one of our 3 hotel partners to book direct if you’d prefer.

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Airport lounges

Wherever your journey takes you, our benefits and support can help make it even more memorable.

The Preferred Rewards Gold Card lets you escape the airport crowds with two complimentary Lounge visits per year at a choice of over 500 lounges worldwide2. If you’re looking for something more comprehensive.

The Platinum Card might be right for you which offers complimentary access to airport lounges globally, including access to over 900 Priority Pass™ lounges for you and a guest in 120 countries around the world1.

Great Dining Around the Globe

A truly exciting service for lovers of good food is Taste, from American Express Invites. Chosen by a team of global dining experts, Taste-listed restaurants are recommended local favourites.

They also offer Card Members something special on the house with the choice of a discount on your bill, complimentary bottle of wine or appetizer. So wherever you find yourself in the world, you can find a great dining experience and earn Membership Rewards points while you dine with American Express.

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Hit the road

American Express Travel makes it easy to organise your transportation at eligible any destination in the world, and you can even pay with American Express Membership Rewards points if you choose.

Our online booking system makes it incredibly easy to make sure you’ve got wheels when and where you need them.

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Global support

Taking care of our Members is our priority. No matter where you are in the world, we'll be here when you need us 24/7. It’s extra peace of mind to know that help is just a phone call away.

Call our Customer Service Centre on 0800 917 8047, or +44 1273 696 933 from anywhere in the world.

 

Key benefits at a glance

An American Express travel rewards Card offers you:
  • A welcome bonus on selected Cards
  • The ability to earn travel rewards points
  • Purchase protection
  • Online fraud guarantee
  • Travel Accident and Travel inconvenience coverage
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Access to our American Express Invites

24/7 Customer Service

Whenever you need us, wherever you are, our Customer Care Professionals are available 24/7 by phone, text, email or mail.

Our Global Assist® team provides immediate personal advice almost anywhere in the world, anytime of the day or night.

Card security and protection

All American Express Cards feature Chip and PIN technology and all transactions are processed through our own Secure System to minimise the risk of fraud, whether you use your Card at home or abroad.

Our early detection systems monitor potentially fraudulent activity, and our Fraud Protection Guarantee means that in the unlikely event you are a victim of Card fraud, and you have taken reasonable care with your Card, you won't be held responsible for any costs linked to the fraudulent activity.

Accepted around the world

American Express travel rewards Credit Cards and Charge Cards are accepted all over the world. Your spend is converted as soon as we process the transaction.

The American Express exchange rate is set daily. If you are paying in US dollars, the amount will be converted directly to pounds sterling.

If you are paying in another currency, this will be converted to US dollars and then to pounds sterling.

Manage your Account online or on your mobile

Register online and manage your account whenever you choose to, online or on your mobile. View your current balance, have updates sent to your phone, pay your bills easily, and manage your rewards points at your convenience.

 

Eligibility

Before you apply, use the following checklist to see if you meet our standard eligibility criteria.

  • I am 18 or older
  • I have a current UK bank or building society account
  • I have a permanent UK home address
  • And if self-employed, I have been working for more than one year
  • I have no bad debt history

Some Cards may have additional specific eligibility criteria, and you will be asked to provide employment, income and bank account information in order to submit your application.

Once you have found the Card that best suits you, read the important information, then click the 'Apply now' button on the page to begin the application process. At this point, you can choose optional additional benefits and also decide how you'd like your name to appear on your American Express Travel Rewards Card.

Your application takes less than 10 minutes and you can get a response in 60 seconds.

Find out if you're eligible with our Eligibility Checker

  • Only takes a couple of minutes to complete
  • Will not impact your credit rating
  • Allows you to apply with confidence
 

Frequent Flyer Cards

Enjoy points for flights.
With the ability to earn Frequent Flyer points or Avios points on practically every purchase and often additional travel benefits like lounge access, complimentary travel protection and 24/7 global Card support.

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1. Access to airport lounges: In order to provide this service, American Express Services Europe Limited needs to share the information you have provided with Priority Pass. We will also share your date of birth with Priority Pass for ongoing identification and account validation purposes. Priority Pass will use the information solely for the purpose of providing their service, and will not share it with any third parties. Once you are a Cardmember, if you wish to opt out of the Lounge Access benefit you can do so via Platinum Service at 0800 917 8054 option 4. These conditions are also available in full at prioritypass.com

2. We will share certain membership information about you with the PP Ltd and its affiliates who administer the LOUNGE CLUB™ programme. PP Ltd and its affiliates will provide complimentary membership for the primary card holder to LOUNGE CLUB, and issue a card and lounge listing. You will be entitled to two complimentary lounge visits at participating lounges each year you hold a valid Preferred Rewards Gold Card, which may be used by the primary Cardmember or by the primary Cardmember and one guest. Once you have activated your American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card, please allow up to 28 working days for your LOUNGE CLUB card to arrive in the mail. Use of the airport lounges will be governed by the Terms and Conditions of LOUNGE CLUB which are available in full at loungeclub.com which you agree to comply with by applying for a Card. You also confirm that lounges may charge usage fees at the prevailing rate (currently £15 per person, per visit) for any lounge visits that exceed the two complimentary lounge visits per membership year to your American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card. The lounge usage fees charged are at the discretion of PP Ltd and its affiliates and any changes to the lounge access fee will be advised by them.

5% cashback will be payable to you by us on all your purchases made in the first three months up to £125. Introductory offers are not available if you currently hold or have held any other Platinum Cashback American Express Cards in the past six months. Any cashback from introductory offers will be credited to your Account in your card anniversary month. Your Card anniversary month is the one month period each year following the date on which your Account was opened. Cashback is not earned on Balance Transfers, Cash Advances, American Express Travellers' Cheques, Foreign Exchange transactions, interest, any spending in excess of your credit limit, charges for returned payments, late payment or referral charges and American Express Credit Card finance charges. You will earn cashback at the rate of 0.5% cashback at warehouse retailers in the United Kingdom. You can find out which retailers we treat as warehouse retailers by checking the FAQ section of our website (americanexpress.co.uk).

Terms and Conditions apply. Please see the Insurance Terms and Conditions for full details. Please read this to understand the limits and exclusions that may apply.