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The Platinum Card® from American Express is the card with the best benefits. The value proposition here is airline lounges and elite status.
It comes with Hilton Gold, Starwood Gold (matches to Marriot Gold), and National Car Rental Executive status. It gets you into Centurion lounges, Delta lounges (when flying Delta), and gives you a Priority Pass card for lounge access. There’s a $200 airline fee credit, and an Uber credit up to $200. The card earns 5 points per dollar on purchases made directly with airlines.
The card is now metal. I received my metal card, and it’s pretty impressive.
However my metal card was sent as a replacement kit.
What I didn’t know is that according to multiple reports new cards are apparently being sent with a wood case that can be used as a nice phone stand as well.
The The Platinum Card® from American Express currently has a signup bonus of 60,000 points after $5,000 in purchases within 3 months.