One table to show the policies of premium credit cards:
|The boundary of the "year"||December Statement Date||December Statement Date||January 1st||January 1st|
|How to get the credit||Automatically||Automatically||First enroll and choose an airline, then automatically||You have to contact customer service representatives|
|When will the credit post||Within a few days||Next statement date||From a few days to several weeks||Within a few days after contact|
|Air tickets and award ticket fees||Yes||Yes||No||YMMV|
|Lounge day pass, |
|Hotel, car rental and other travel expenses||Yes||No||No||No|
Note1: YMMV means Your Mileage May Vary.
Note2: The statement date is NOT the due date. The statement date is always due date minus 1 month plus 3 days for Chase.
Note3: We don’t see AmEx give air credit to MPX purchases since Nov 23, 2016, the day that AmEx Platinum link is leaked. But it is too early to give a conclusion now. Let’s wait and see. The boundary of “year” is Jan 1st, so we still have time.