4x for Booking Through Amex Travel with Amex Premier Rewards Gold?

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  1. nonstopski

    nonstopski Silver Member

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    I'm supposed to get 3x the points for booking directly through airlines, but I read some older blog posts (2 year or 1 year old) that said you could get 4x the MR if you book through Amex Travel with the Premier Rewards Gold?

    I also heard there was a $6 fee or so, which I'm not sure that makes it worth it or not for a $287 flight.
     
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    jackplum Gold Member

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    The times I have attempted this put me into a more expensive fare class.

    YMMV
     
  3. Wandering Aramean
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    Paying $6 for 300 points is probably a bad play. And that's assuming you are otherwise getting an identical fare.
     
  4. nonstopski

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    Yea. I ended up trying to book through Orbitz for their rewards program, but since there was only one seat left, Orbitz struggled. Booked directly through the airline in the end.
     

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