I just signed up for another American Express Platinum card, — a Business Platinum card — and it’s going to be coming with a benefit I didn’t even know about.
Here’s what American Express is saying about the benefit that will come online soon:
Business Platinum Card Members will soon be able to access 10 complimentary Gogo inflight internet passes each calendar year. Card Members will be able to use each pass for inflight Wi-Fi internet access on any Gogo equipped flight segment.
Accounts will get a fee credit for the first 10 Gogo internet passes charged each calendar year.
That’s unfortunate for me since 10 uses a year won’t be enough to let me give up my Gogo unlimited monthly subscription. And as a statement credit, rather than single use codes, it will be more cumbersom to use the credit towards codes I can simply give away.
American Express must have heavily focus-grouped internet as a key benefit, since this comes on the heels of their adding free unlimited Boingo internet as a benefit to the Platinum cards earlier this year.
Update: Doctor of Credit tweets that American Express is making a 100,000 point signup bonus available to many people who call in and ask for it. He mentions this at the bottom of his post on this wifi offer. I expect that this won’t work for everyone, but it will be worth trying for some.