Comparing it to the Chase Sapphire Reserve®
These two great cards have been battling for supremacy since the Chase Sapphire Reserve® debuted in 2016. The Chase Sapphire Reserve® has a slight advantage by charging a lower annual fe of $550.
The Platinum Card® from American Express offers a more travel centric rewards-earning program: 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and 5X Membership Rewards® points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel. Terms apply.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve® focuses on travel and dining with 5X total points on air travel and 10X total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3X points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
While these cards offer a few identical benefits, such as an up to $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA Precheck and a 1:1 points transfer to select frequent flyer programs, they also have benefits that are unique to each individual card, shown below.
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