Continental Presidential Plus CardI travel pretty often. So I was very into having an American Express Platinum card for the travel perks. Especially for the access to the Continental Presidents Club lounges and points to mile transfer.

As I told you in the past, I was planning on leaving AMEX for Continental Card because American Express and Continental are discontinuing their deal. So next year, AMEX won’t get me into the lounges nor will I be able to transfer my points to Continental for airline miles.

I pretty much exclusively use Continental. The week after I blogged it, AMEX called me, sent me two letters and emailed me at least once. They basically are telling all their customers about the new benefits and we shouldn’t leave AMEX due to the Continental non-deal.

Well, I am. I applied for the Continental Airlines Presidential Plus Card for Business and will slowly move my spending over to that. My AMEX renewal fee expires sometime in February 2011 but I want to see how this card works out prior to me dropping my AMEX Platinum card. So I am overlapping for a few months on purpose.

Are you a Continental flyer? What are you doing?

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  1. Thomas

    I also am switching, I refuse to pay $450. and $395./year for both.
    With AMEX I will just downgrade to green card because I have 21 year credit history I do not want to loose on my credit report.

  2. El Jefe

    I agree. I will start using this over AMEX as well. I have loved the AMEX card and it is a shame they could not get something with the new United/Conti merger.

    I will probably keep the AMEX until the October, but then I expect to cancel. AMEX really needed to figure something out with this.

  3. marina LaRocca

    We are in exactly the same position as you. How is the new card working for you? We were told by CHase to go with their INK card for miles but Continental told me today the Presidential Plus Card is what you need. Thanks

  4. Chen

    I agree, I’m an exclusive Continental flier and will downgrade my Platinum Amex and get the Chase Presidential Plus card. I had acquired the Plat Amex for the free domestic airline tix back in 2006 but now that they’ve discontinued that program and the Continental lounge access, there’s not more for me as a Continental flier. Have you seen any additional benefits from the Chase Presidential Plus card?

  5. Elemental TRS

    Just when you thought it was safe to switch…. Continental will be quietly dropping the “Continental Presidential Plus” credit card some time in 2012. Post CON/Unite merger, the only card you will see are United Mileage Plus* or what ever the NEW* combined program will be called.

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