Amex Eliminates Airline Fee Credit for Gift Card Purchases

American Express has finally closed a loophole that allowed cardholders to use their airline fee credit to reimburse gift cards purchased directly from the airline. Although the terms and conditions have always stated that gift cards are excluded from the credit, this had never been enforced for gift cards purchased in small denominations.

Amex Priority Pass Cards Losing Non-Lounge Access Privileges

American Express has announced that Priority Pass Select memberships associated with its cards will no longer be eligible to access Priority Pass Non-Lounge facilities. This change takes effect on August 1, 2019, and will eliminate the option to visit Priority Pass restaurants. Fortunately, Priority Pass cards linked to Citi and Chase credit cards are not affected.

Amex Platinum Card Losing Boingo Wi-Fi Perk

American Express has announced that it is ending the free Boingo Wi-Fi benefit for the Amex Platinum. The good news for current cardholders is that it is still possible to keep the benefit through the end of 2019 by taking action before May 1, 2019.