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The Platinum Card(R) by American Express has relaunched its International Airline Program, now spanning travel to six continents and offering exciting new itineraries to Asia, Africa, and the Near East. Asiana, China Air, and Continental Airlines (nonstop flights to London, Manchester, and Paris only) have joined the prestigious roster of airlines which include Aeromexico, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, Iberia Airlines, LanChile, Luftansa, Sabena, and Swissair. In total, the International Airline Program now offers Platinum Card members complimentary companion tickets on eleven international airlines with the purchase of full-fare First or BusinessClass tickets.

Complimentary companion tickets on the participating airlines available from May 1, 1996, through April 30, 1997, and must be purchased through Platinum Card(R) Travel Service, certain restrictions may apply. The companion ticket must have the same itinerary as the Card member, travel must originate from the United State, and it must be completed by April 30, 1997.

In February 1996 Platinum Card International Airline Program was rated the “most consistent source of twofers for business and first class” by the nation’s leading consumer magazine. Since its inception in 1993, thousands of Card members have taken advantage of the International Airline Program for their business and leisure travels. Other services offered to members include the Platinum Card(R) Fine Hotels & Resorts, which offers Platinum Card members “preferred guest” privileges at over 279 participating properties; complimentary access to Continental Airlines’ Presidents Clubs and Northwest Airlines’ World Clubs; and complimentary membership in Hertz#1 Club Gold(R) Service, National(R)’s Emerald Club(R), and Budget Express(R).

The Platinum Card is offered by invitation to American Express(R) Card members who have an excellent credit history. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. is a family of travel, financial, insurance and communications businesses and a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Express Company.

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