American Express Travel App taps TripIt, GateGuru and SeatExpert
The American Express Travel App is free for U.S. cardholders [just enter your American Express user ID and password] and provides itinerary management from TripIt, information about amenities near airport gates from GateGuru, and the lowdown on airplane seats from SeatGuru.
In addition, the travel app includes a travel directory of major airline, hotels, car rental companies and cruise lines with click to call functionality.
An American Express spokeswoman says the travel directory is for informational purpose and is not paid advertising.
Just as airlines offer perks to frequently flyers, Amex is offering Travel App perks to Platinum cardmembers. They receive access to TripIt Pro, a subscription service, for free.
Using TripIT Pro, American Express Platinum cardmembers get flight alerts, alternative flight availability options and information about airport lounges which they can access because of their Platinum Card status.
While the American Express Travel App is geared for U.S. cardholders, corporate clients of American Express Business Travel can access another solution, mobileXtend.
Dennis Schaal was North American editor for Tnooz.