When Jimmy Niggles set up his hugely successful charity Beard Season nearly ten years ago, he had no idea just how much work was going to be involved. As the face of his own brand, his work sees Jimmy constantly on the road, with little time to waste (though, in true Australian fashion, there’s always time for a surf).
With two cheeky getaways planned; to New Zealand’s stunning natural theme park, Queenstown, and a few days under the sun at Oahu, we teamed up with Jimmy and American Express to see just how practical Amex’s shiny metal Platinum Card really is.
Starting out with a call to the concierge to make travel arrangements (after catching a wave or two, of course), it quickly becomes evident that Amex’s Platinum Travel Service is designed to cover every angle. With most elements of his travel arranged by Amex from flights, hotels, dining and experiences, all Jimmy needs to do next is jump in the car and head to the airport. It’s really that easy.
Available either via a quick call or online, the Platinum Travel Service is just one of the many features that come with being an American Express Platinum Card Member–all designed to make life easier for people who appreciate that time means everything. With travel a huge element of work and play these days, the $450 to spend on travel each year is already a huge tick.
Not only did Jimmy receive the $450 to spend on travel by booking through the Platinum Travel Service, he also got 20% off his Business Class Airfare with the International Airline Program benefit, saving him both time and money. To top it all off, he scored a generous 80,000 points just for signing up. Wondering if you qualify? Check here.
Suited, booted and on the way to the airport long before his wetsuit has dried, Jimmy’s days as an Amex Platinum Card Member are already looking easier with the sleek piece of metal now safely ensconced in his wallet.
Tune in next week when we take a look at Jimmy’s visit to the American Express Lounge at Sydney Airport. To make sure you don’t miss any episodes, sign up to our Newsletter here.