Both the Chase Sapphire Reserve
and Amex Platinum excel in the realm of travel perks and benefits, making them top choices for frequent travelers. This section will compare the travel-related perks offered by each card and highlight any significant differences.Chase Sapphire Reserve Travel Perks
As previously mentioned, the Chase Sapphire Reserve offers a $300 annual travel credit, which is automatically applied to any travel-related purchases made with the card. This benefit alone can make a significant difference for frequent travelers, as it effectively reduces the card's annual fee.
Cardholders also receive complimentary access to over 1,300 airport lounges through Priority Pass Select, providing a comfortable space to relax and recharge during layovers. Other travel-related benefits include a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, primary rental car insurance, trip cancellation/interruption insurance, lost luggage reimbursement, and trip delay reimbursement.Amex Platinum Travel Perks
The Amex Platinum
shines with its extensive list of travel perks and benefits. While it does not offer an annual travel credit like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, it provides several statement credits, including a $200 airline fee credit and a $200 hotel credit.
In terms of lounge access, the Amex Platinum
offers complimentary access to over 1,300 airport lounges, including the exclusive Centurion Lounges and Delta Sky Clubs when flying Delta. Elite status with various hotel and car rental programs, such as Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy, and Avis, can also enhance cardholders' travel experiences.
Additional travel benefits include a $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit, premium car rental insurance, trip cancellation/interruption insurance, lost luggage reimbursement, and trip delay reimbursement.