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Amex is cutting Boingo and Gogo internet benefits from its Business Platinum card in 2020

Published by Business Insider on Sat, 16 Nov 2019


If you have the Business Platinum Card from American Express, you'll no longer be able to use two of its benefits starting in 2020.Amex is eliminating the Boingo Wi-Fi benefit, as well as the Gogo in-flight internet benefit.Those perks represent about $1,600 in value, but even without them the Business Platinum can get you several thousands of dollars in value thanks to its welcome bonus, points earning, annual statement credits and more.Read more personal finance coverage.American Express is ending its relationships with both Gogo and Boingo effective Jan. 1, 2020.If you have the Business Platinum Card from American Express or an American Express Corporate card, that means that you will lose the complimentary access that came with the card as seen on recent statements.In a statement, Amex shared "Similar to how we add benefits that we know our Card Members want, from time to time we also remove benefits from our Cards that are not being used as regularly by our customers. These changes are part of our ongoing efforts to provide the most valuable benefits and services to our Card Members."Both of these benefits were especially valuable to business travelers who used the perk to stay connected while on the road. And while it may not seem like a significant loss when compared to the other perks the card offers, let's take a look at what each service will cost now.In total, that's about $1,608.67 annually that cardholders are losing. However, that was not a part of ouroriginal calculationof perksthe card offered, including:Access to Centurion Lounges, a Priority Pass Select membership, and Delta Sky Clubs free of charge$200 annual airline creditGlobal Entry and TSA PreCheckCar rental elite status with Avis, Hertz and NationalBonus points for airfareAccess to Amex Fine Hotels & ResortsPurchase bonuses and discountsInternational Airline ProgramPersonal ConciergeBaggage insuranceTravel accident insuranceGlobal assist hotlineBottom lineThe Business Platinum card is still a highly rewarding business credit card when you take a look at all of the other rewarding perks it offers. Not to mention, the card is also currently offering an elevated welcome bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards50,000 points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 50,000 points when you spend an additional $15,000, all on qualifying purchases in the first three months. However, it is a big loss for business travelers who utilized the service monthly.Click here to learn more about the Business Platinum card.More credit card coverageWhat's the best airline credit card'The best cash-back credit cardsSouthwest credit card reviewBest rewards credit cardsJoin the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith ' the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the network
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