Thursday, September 26, 2019

Upcoming Changes on AmEx Air Miles Platinum Card

There will be some changes on AmEx Air Miles Platinum Card effective Nov 4, 2019. The main changes are as follows:

1) Annual fee will increase from $65 to $120

2) Earn Rate will increases.

3) Effective November 4, 2019, cardmembers can take advantage of the new Annual Travel Redemption Benefit. Once per calendar year, when an eligible Cardmember uses Dream Miles with the AIR MILES Reward Program to book their first single flight or package vacation through or, they can get Bonus Miles equivalent to 25% of the net number of Miles used (up to a maximum of 750 Bonus Miles)

4) Beginning February 25, 2020, the preferred rate for purchases will increase from 19.99% to 20.99%.

From my point of view, these changes make the AmEx Air Miles Platinum card the best Air Miles credit card in Canada. BTW, if you apply before Nov 4, 2019, you only need to pay $65 for the 1st annual fee.