Articles tagged “american express”

American Express Removes Free Airport Lounge Meal Benefit From Platinum Cards

American Express Removes Free Airport Lounge Meal Benefit From Platinum Cards

Grant Martin, Skift

A key benefit that many road warriors love about the American Express Platinum card is evaporating later this summer.

3 months ago

American Express Allows Passengers to Use Loyalty Points to Bid for Flight Upgrades

American Express Allows Passengers to Use Loyalty Points to Bid for Flight Upgrades

Grant Martin, Skift

Those flush with American Express Membership Rewards points have a new tool for bidding on airline upgrades. Caveat emptor on the cost of the upgrades though.

4 months ago

Delta Expects to Make $7 Billion From Its Amex Credit Card Relationship by 2023. But How?

Delta Expects to Make $7 Billion From Its Amex Credit Card Relationship by 2023. But How?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta's new contract with American Express should generate massive revenue. It's another sign Delta is trying to stay far ahead of its peer airlines.

5 months ago

10 Largest Travel Acquisitions of 2018

10 Largest Travel Acquisitions of 2018

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These were the 10 biggest deals in travel in 2018. Were they the smartest decisions? We'll know in a few years. Hospitality-related acquisitions dominated our list; the online travel agencies made some big investments, but were absent as big buyers.

8 months ago

Loyalty Members Notch a Win With Court Ruling on American Express Lawsuit

Loyalty Members Notch a Win With Court Ruling on American Express Lawsuit

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The rich get richer. A Supreme Court decision on Monday is a win for the loyalty program members who are wealthy and credit-worthy. But can American Express still keep charging these rates to merchants given the competition?

1 year ago

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Hogg Robinson Group has gone through a significant amount of restructuring in recent years. The board obviously thinks now is the right time to cash in.

2 years ago

JFK Airport Is Getting an American Express Centurion Lounge

JFK Airport Is Getting an American Express Centurion Lounge

Brian Sumers, Skift

Insiders often say airport real estate is some of the most expensive in the world. This is likely a massive investment for American Express, but the company has probably calculated it's worth it. People love airport lounges, and American Express knows it needs to keep its customers happy.

2 years ago

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Video: Q&A on The Shift Toward Traveler Authenticity and Meaning with American Express Travel

Video: Q&A on The Shift Toward Traveler Authenticity and Meaning with American Express Travel

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When it comes to planning a trip, it’s no longer just about the destination. Consumers today want their travel to include customized, curated experiences that connect with their personal passions.

2 years ago

Delta-American Express Card Targets Millennials With No Annual Fee

Delta-American Express Card Targets Millennials With No Annual Fee

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The rewards cards' wars between American Express, Chase and UBS are getting even hotter than the direct-booking skirmishes between hotels and online travel agencies. Many of the credit card companies are targeting Millennials to get homebodies among them out and into the airports.

2 years ago

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are the brands that are innovating and getting the lounge experience right.

2 years ago

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

AmEx Is in Hand-to-Hand Combat With JPMorgan Over Rewards Cards

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The success of JPMorgan Chase’s Sapphire Reserve Card has forced American Express to compete and spend the most in at least nine years on its card rewards. It's time to check if you have the most generous card.

2 years ago

Delta Says Travelers Still Love Airline Credit Cards Even Though Miles Are Worth Less

Delta Says Travelers Still Love Airline Credit Cards Even Though Miles Are Worth Less

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, airline frequent flyer programs probably were more lucrative a decade ago. But savvy travelers can still get a lot of value out of the programs and their affiliated credit cards.

2 years ago