Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways are now participating airlines in the American Express International Airline Programme and when I compared the IAP to public rates a couple of days ago, Business Class tickets on Singapore Airlines were 28% cheaper (but on average they are approximately 10-15% lower which is still an amazing deal!).
Now you should already know that The Platinum Card from American Express allows you to earn 5X Membership Rewards Points when you spend with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot directly or through The Platinum Concierge. Since you are now able to book IAP Rates online I was curious as to whether these bonus points would post when you book the IAP rates via the AMEX Portal. American Express has now confirmed that eligible card members will continue to benefit from 5X Membership Rewards points when booking an IAP Rate for Singapore Airlines on the portal.
While it goes without saying that The Platinum Card is not the best way to chalk up miles quickly, getting at least 10% off the cheapest Business Class rate available publicly and getting approximately 1.95 miles per dollar on top of that is a fantastic deal. If you do not have the card and would like to sign-up for one, using my referral link for The Platinum Card will give you an additional 40,000 Membership Rewards points!
Book your American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) and International Airline Partner (IAP) rates online with the newly-revamped website.
Take a photo of your AmEx Platinum Card, share it on Instagram and get 8,000 MR Points (can be converted into 5,000 miles) - too easy!
Goodbye free parking at VivoCity and hello Great World City - for American Express Platinum Members only!
3rd Night Free at the Conrad Centennial Singapore for Platinum/Centurion members - does this stack with the Hilton Spend S$500, Get S$200 Back offer? Find out now.
Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant at OCBC Centre Is the newest American Express Love Dining partner - Platinum members will now be able to enjoy up to 50% off their food bills at this location.
From 31 July 2019, the Love Dining benefit across all participating restaurants within the Conrad Centennial Singapore will end.
Centurion and Platinum Members save 10-15% off Business Class and First Class fares on Singapore Airlines on average - this partnership appears to be valid until end of 2020!
I recently booked the IAP Rate for Singapore Airlines in Business Class online and did not get 5X MR Points awarded - these have now been adjusted retrospectively but is this just a one-off gesture?
The signature dining establishment at The St. Regis Singapore, Brasserie Les Saveurs, has just unveiled a brand new lunch experience for Saturdays (12:00PM to 2:30PM). Starting from just S$68++ per person, the Bon Appétit Singapura experience offers a refreshed menu that features refined Singaporean and French delights through the use of unique regional spices and ingredients.
The American Express Chillax Program needs no introduction - Platinum (including credit card) members get to enjoy 1-for-1 drinks at some of the best bars and restaurants in Singapore. Just to be clear, this benefit is extended to holders of The Centurion Card, The Platinum Card, The American Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card and The American Express Platinum Credit Card issued in Singapore. Today, Amrith by The Song of India has joined the ranks of the other merchants to offer a similar benefit.