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Amex Platinum 5X airfare. Is this their response to the Sapphire Reserve?

Today Amex has confirmed that they will be adding a new benefit on Thursday (yes, this Thursday) to their Platinum cards: 5 points per dollar for airfare.  In looking at my Best Category Bonuses page, you can quickly see that the Platinum card will be the single best card for buying airfare. Those who spend a lot on airfare will no doubt be excited by this new perk.  Previously, Amex Platinum cards had no category… The post Amex Platinum 5X airfare.
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