Platinum Companion Ticket

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  1. tulane09

    tulane09 Silver Member

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    If I use the platinum companion ticket for international travel, will I get credits to miles and status for it? It has to be full fare so I don't see why not.
     
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    My understanding is you will get the miles but your companion will not.
     
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    This is what the rules are.

    Also note that while you pay full fare it often books into a lower, discounted fare bucket. That can affect earnings in some cases.
     
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    What card provides this benefit?
     
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    The AMEX Business Platinum card offers the free companion ticket benefit...
     
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    Okay, I think I found it. The OP is referencing the Platinum Business card which has an international companion ticket. The DL branded AE Platinum has a domestic companion ticket. If i read everything correctly.
     
  7. Wandering Aramean
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    Both the OPEN and regular Platinum Charge Cards offer the benefit. It is called the International Airline Program.

    Among the T&Cs:
     
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    Doesn't sound as good of a deal, if it books into a discounted fare bucket....
     
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    Back when Continental participated you paid for J and it booked into Z so you needed 2 Z seats to be available and you paid the J fare + ticketing fees + YQ/taxes for the second seat. The advantage is that you got the full flexibility of the J rules. I have no idea how it posted to the FF program. I believe it is the same with Emirates in that it books into A but you pay full fare.
     
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    So at least you would have some flexibility... kind've an "inbetweener" ... I suppose it really depends on how much that J fare ends up being.
     
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    Also keep in mind that there is a 39 dollar fee/ticket essentially adding $80 to the price and every time you change it you are hit with the $80 fee as well.
     

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