I have the same situation as sobesjm in that I also qualify for lifetime platinum, but the customer service rep said I should not expect the card or update to my account until I fail to qualify as platinum. I sent you a direct message as well.
So if in your lifetime, you never fail, I guess you will never recieve the card? That's not right! But at the same time, why do we need these cards, as the system should have it listed whenever you check in. Is it just a status quo thing to have this card? I have been a MR for almost 12 years, and have never used the card, nor has it been requested of me at any time when checking in. Note: I am not saying that you should not have the card.
I agree. I don't need the card at all for reserving/checking-in purposes. I'd just like to have one to brag about in front of my coworkers since we have an internal competition going on. Plus it feels like I've actually earned something with a card, although you're right about nothing really changing.
I have been asked to show my husband's when the desk clerk had someone previously checking in under my name. I don't remember what all happened now. They said the party was traveling with me and they just got the name confused when they checked in at about 2 p.m. and we were getting there about 8 pm traveling with nobody. It was a mess, and for no need.
Don't know where any of my cards are, but the properties usually welcome me and note that I am platinum
I always clarify for them Lifetime Platinum as that part is not recorded in the system
Well, I like having a card. Fits nice in my travel wallet. Also like the upgraded security in the system. Do not seem to be having any issues today.
Hope all is well for everyone.
You sound MUCH more organized than I am.
I am happy if I can find the CC & passport for checkin (mandatory in many places)
I LOVE organization. Almost retentive about it to some degree. Ha!
I like the new Platinum cards...so shiny and new
How new is new? There is not one since the all "silver" looking one is there?
I always liked the ones with a picture on it a lot.
Nothing so fancy as a photo...just a new metallic look on top (more titanium than platinum) with the lower quarter in black. Very nice look. Much better than 2012's solid gray snore-fest
Thank you. Ordering new ones as we speak.
Just received mine in the mail.
It looks like my old platinum card, but it does now say lifetime on it.
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