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The Hilton Honors Amex Aspire card offers extreme Hilton benefits including complementary Hilton Diamond status (great for room upgrades), an annual free weekend night, Hilton $250 resort credit, and more! It also comes along with a full package of travel benefits including Priority Pass airport lounge access, no foreign transaction fees, baggage insurance, and more!
- Credit: Good credit needed
- Amex 90-day rule: In a time span of 90 days, you can only get approved for 2 Amex cards.
- Max cards: You can only get approved for up to - and including- 5 Amex credit cards (including personal and business), but this rule isn’t always enforced (please note the total of 5 credit cards excludes some Amex cards that are No Preset Spending Limit* cards like the Amex Platinum, Amex Gold, etc)
- Credit bureau: Amex will usually pull your Experian credit report
- Combining same-day credit inquiries: Credit inquiries for same-day applications will be combined, as long as they are both approved for on the same day. Note, for some existing Amex credit cardholders, Amex will not do a hard credit pull when applying for a new credit card at any time
- Check application status: You can check your application status here or call 1 800 567 1083
- Reconsideration: If declined you can call 1 800 567 1083 to be reconsidered
- Downgrade options: The Amex Hilton Aspire card can be downgraded to the Amex Hilton Surpass ($95) or to the Amex Hilton ($0). Please note, it is not recommended to downgrade an Amex card before 12 months of account opening.
No foreign transaction fee.
Enjoy complimentary Hilton Diamond status.
Get a $250 airline fee credit per year for incidental fees.
Get a $250 credit each year for purchases at participating Hilton Resorts. Receive a $100 property credit when booking 2 nights or more at Waldorf Astoria or Conrad Hotels (reference ZZAAP1 when booking by phone).
Get a free 1 Hilton weekend night stay the first year, and every year upon renewal.
Access to 1,200+ airport lounges, with a complimentary membership to Priority Pass Select.
Coverage for canceled or interrupted travel due to an unforeseen medical emergency etc. Max $10,000 per person per trip, max $20,000 per year for non-refundable travel expenses including flight tickets, hotels, and more.
Secondary worldwide coverage on rentals up to 30 days (excluding Australia, Italy, and New Zealand). Max $75,000. You can purchase a premium plan from Amex that will offer primary coverage up to 42 days. Max $100,000.
Get up to $2,000 per person for lost or damaged luggage. Max $10,000 per trip for NY residents.
If your flight is delayed for 6+ hours, you can claim up to $500 per trip to cover expenses like meals, lodging, toiletries, medication, and other personal use items. Up to 2 claims per year.
Not happy with a purchase? Get a refund on purchases that have passed the store return policy - up to 90 days from date of purchase. Max $300 per claim, max $1,000 per year.
Get one additional year to your original manufacturer's warranty time. (Will only cover if the original warranty is for 5 years or less). Max $10,000 per claim, $50,000 per year.
Get refunded if your purchase is damaged, lost, or stolen, up to 90 days from the date of purchase. Max $10,000 per claim, $50,000 per year.