Compare it to The Platinum Card® from American Express
If you want access to lucrative rewards and premium travel benefits, but prefer not to be tied to a specific airline, you may want to consider The Platinum Card® from American Express.
Cardholders earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. If you use your points to book a flight through American Express Travel, that’s a $1,000 value. You can also transfer your Membership Rewards points to a number of travel transfer partners — including Air France KLM, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and Marriott Bonvoy — mostly at a rate of 1:1.
Plus, The Platinum Card® from American Express offers 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 Platinum Card® from American Express does charge a considerably higher annual fee ($695) than the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®. But it also offers more extensive benefits: Up to a $200 annual hotel credit on select prepaid hotel bookings with American Express Travel upon enrollment, up to a $200 airline fee credit upon enrollment, up to a $240 digital entertainment credit upon enrollment, up to a $189 Clear membership credit once enrolled, up to $200 in Uber Cash for rides or eats orders ($15 in Uber Cash for orders with Uber Eats or rides with Uber in the U.S. each month, plus a bonus $20 in December) in the U.S. upon enrollment and a Global Entry or TSA Precheck application fee credit.
In addition, cardholders also receive automatic Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status (enrollment required) and Hilton Honors Gold status (enrollment required), as well as complimentary access to more than 1,300 airport lounges through the Global Lounge Collection®, which encompasses the Centurion Lounge, International American Express lounges, Delta Sky Club® and Priority Pass™ Select lounges (enrollment required).
To see rates & fees for the Platinum Card® from American Express please click here.