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AmEx Expands Platinum Free Tix

American Express announced Wednesday that Irelands Aer Lingus and Aerolineas Argentinas, have joined the Platinum Card International Airline Program. The program, one of the benefits of the Platinum Card from American Express, offers Platinum Card members complimentary companion tickets on 14 international airlines with the purchase of full-fare first or business-class tickets. Platinum Card members may take advantage of the complimentary companion tickets as often as they like. Tickets on the participating airline are available from May 1, 1998, through April 30, 1999, and must be purchased through Platinum Card Travel Services. There is a maximum of one complimentary companion ticket per trip, per Platinum Card member traveling. The companion ticket must have the same itinerary as the cardmember, and travel must originate from the United States within one of the three distinct travel periods and be completed by April 30, 1999.

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American Express announced Wednesday that Ireland’s Aer Lingus and Aerolineas Argentinas, the national airline of Argentina, have joined the Platinum Card International Airline Program. The program, one of the benefits of the Platinum Card from American Express, offers Platinum Card members complimentary companion tickets on 14 international airlines with the purchase of full-fare first or business-class tickets (depending on the carrier).

Aer Lingus and Aerolineas Argentinas join a prestigious roster of airlines that participate in the Platinum Card International Airline Program, including Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Continental Airlines, Iberia, LanChile, Lufthansa, SAS, and SwissAir. These carriers provide extensive coverage to exotic locations such as Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and the Pacific Islands as well as to Europe, Mexico and New Zealand.

Platinum Card members may take advantage of the complimentary companion tickets as often as they like. Tickets on the participating airlines are available from May 1, 1998, through April 30, 1999, and must be purchased through Platinum Card Travel Service.

There is a maximum of one complimentary companion ticket per trip, per Platinum Card member traveling. The companion ticket must have the same itinerary as the cardmember, and travel must originate from the United States within one of the three distinct travel periods and be completed by April 30, 1999. Carriers participate in one or all three of the travel periods.

“The Platinum Card from American Express has been specifically designed to offer high-level benefits and services to a very discerning customer,” said Kathy Marryat, director of Affluent Marketing, American Express. “The exclusive International Airline Program, one of the Platinum Card’s most popular features, allows cardmembers to maximize their travel experiences by bringing a companion on trips at no additional cost.”

Since the program’s inception in 1993, thousands of Platinum Card members have enjoyed the unique benefits of the International Airline Program for their business and leisure travels. Other premium services offered to members include the Platinum Card Fine Hotels & Resorts Program, which offers Platinum Card members “preferred guest” privileges at nearly 300 participating properties around the world; complimentary access to Continental Airlines’ Presidents Clubs and Northwest Airlines’ WorldClubs; and complimentary membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold Service, National’s Emerald Club and Budget Express. Cardmembers can also enjoy exceptional benefits for their cruising and active vacations through the Platinum Card Cruise Privileges and Platinum Destinations programs.

American Express is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a world leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, financial planning, investment products, insurance and international banking.

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