Today, American Express announces the launch of its latest television spot featuring comedian and actress Tina Fey showcasing how American Express provides exclusive travel benefits for Platinum Card® members. The spot, part of its “Are you a Cardmember?®” brand campaign, takes place in an airport where Tina has a chance encounter with Martin Scorsese who asks her to join him in the airport lounge. Tina’s coach ticket to Paris does not provide access to the lounge and she’s determined to find a way to get in.
In addition to the television spot, a new print advertisement, shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, portrays Tina as a world traveler and captures her sense of humor about travel. The television spot will debut on major broadcast outlets starting July 3, and the print advertisement appears in the July issues of several monthly magazines.
"Some people travel for business and some people travel to see the world, but I think most of us travel so our kids will know their cousins, and as an excuse to play miniature golf,” said Tina Fey. “Since shooting the commercial with Mr. Scorsese, I have used my American Express Platinum Card to try to get into a fancy airport lounge and it did actually work! I have had less success using it to get me a part in a Scorsese movie."
“American Express has a long history of providing unique access points and benefits to make the travel experience a little easier for our Cardmembers, especially since traveling is an important part of their lives,” said Deborah Curtis, Vice President of Advertising, American Express. “Bringing together Tina Fey and Martin Scorsese to instill humor into the adventures of traveling illustrates that you’re being taken care of when your American Express Card is along for the ride.”
American Express offers exclusive benefits and personalized service that reward its Platinum Card members with travel experiences tailored to meet every need. Benefit highlights include:
Platinum Travel Service
Available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, Platinum Travel Service is a full-service travel agency dedicated to meeting the travel needs of Platinum Card members. With one toll-free call, Card members can speak with knowledgeable travel counselors who can help customize any vacation as well as make air, hotel and car rental arrangements and more. Platinum Travel Service provides access to exclusive travel programs and valuable amenities that enrich the Card member’s vacation experience.
Airport Club Access
Card members, their immediate family or up to two traveling companions receive complimentary access to more than 120 partner clubs worldwide, including American Airlines’ Admirals Club®, Continental Airlines’ Presidents Club®, Delta Air Lines’ Crown Room Club®, and Northwest Airlines’ WorldClubs® when flying on the corresponding airline. The lounges provide a comfortable place for Card members to relax and enjoy refreshments away from the usual airport noises and crowds.
Baggage Insurance Plan
When Card members purchase airline tickets with the Platinum Card, the Baggage Insurance Plan automatically applies coverage against loss or damage for up to a combined maximum of $3,000 for carry-on and check baggage. The maximum benefit for check baggage for an eligible person per covered trip is $2,000, in excess of check baggage covered by common carriers.
Fine Hotels and Resorts
This benefit entitles Card members to special privileges at over 550 hotels and resorts around the world when booking their accommodations through Platinum Travel Service. Complimentary amenities include a room upgrade upon arrival, when available, a continental breakfast for two each day, a convenient late check-out time of 4 p.m. and a special amenity that varies at each hotel and resort.
Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. For a complete list of available benefits, please visit www.americanexpresss.com.
About American Express
American Express Company is a leading global payments and travel company founded in 1850. For more information, visit http://www.americanexpress.com.