New AMEX Cardmember Benefit: Get 10 Complimentary Gogo Inflight Iinternet Passes per Year.

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  1. NYCUA1K

    NYCUA1K Gold Member

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    Exploring my benefits as an AMEX Business Platinum card member I just saw the following offer, which I believe is new (click on image to go to the activation site):

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    The 10 complimentary Gogo inflight wifi passes should be a huge benefit for all frequent flyers. They are for me because invariably in the past I have purchased a Gogo pass (more than $20) aboard a flight of 5 hr or more that offered Gogo inflight wifi (e.g. just last week on p.s. from SFO).

    This is how it works: after you activate the 10 passes, you are asked to log into your Gogo account (or create one if you do not already have one) and the passes are loaded into it, ready for you to use when you need to. Below is what you see upon successful activation:

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    I just made the thread title more general because the benefit is not limited to AMEX Biz Plat. You are eligible if you have any one of these cards:

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    Go for it!
     
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  2. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    They used to just credit the charge from Gogo 10x a year; now they give you the credits up front on your Gogo account.

    Not new, just a different way of using it.
     
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  3. NYCUA1K

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    Too bad that I was not award of it and have wasted money for how ever long this policy has been in existence. Glad I finally caught up with it and it has been made even more convenient.

    BTW, how did it work in the past? Did you have to submit a claim or was the credit automatic based on Gogo's merchant code? I always put charges for Gogo on the card stored in the account, which is my UA Explorer, but once I did charge to the AMEX biz plat and might have gotten credit if it is automatic.
     
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    Never mind. I just found the credit for the one time last year I'd put the charge on my plat AMEX, since I knew the approximate date and I did it because I had famously lost my wallet at HKG airport, but had fortunately memorized the AMEX number and security code, which was the only way I was able to make the purchase.;)

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    yeah :)
     
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  6. satman40

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    Thanks for the post, I have been using my Arrival Card for this charge...no more...
     
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  7. Flying Machine

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    Would be a nice perk for Platinum Individual Card Holders as well (I use the Boingo) Perk now. Has anu Individual members had the Perk provided by asking. I may just make the call :) Thanks and Safe Travels
     
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    I am surprised the individual AMEX Plat is excluded from this perk. Boingo is nice but I seldom get to use it on the ground since there now seems to be free wifi everywhere. But up in the air Gogo reigns supreme - you don't have it, you don't surf.
     
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    Update: I was unable to "pursuade" AMEX Platinum to provide me any sort of Gogo Privilege. Its a Business Perk and for Consumers we have Boingo.. Oh well, gave it a shot..
     

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