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In other words, if the flight is close to the departure date and there are a lot of empty seats the airline will offer cheap international airfares on tickets to last minute customers in an attempt to recover some of their possible loss. Alternatively, check both with the airlines directly or call your travel agents who often have very low price tickets at times.
So you could even surpass the ticketing agents and book your own tickets straight from the airline itself. If we are able to confirm that the airfare is still available to be booked in the same cabin as per the competitor’s quoted itinerary, we’ll beat the airfare. But keep in mind that many airlines give away dirt cheap plane tickets about half an hour before liftoff.
Amex has also clarified that in addition to earning 5x points on airfare purchased directly with the airline, Platinum cardholders will be able to earn 5x when they book airfare through Amex Travel Fortunately, the issuer isn’t imposing a cap on 5x earnings, so you’ll be able to get the bonus points on all qualifying airfare purchases!
This is great news, as it makes the Amex Platinum significantly more competitive with other premium travel rewards cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve It could be a lot easier to justify the Platinum’s $450 annual fee now that you’ll earn more than just 1 Membership Rewards point per dollar on airfare — in fact, the card’s 5x earning rate equals a return of 9.5% based on TPG’s valuations , which is even better than the Reserve’s 6.3% return.