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    New Access Restrictions for Amex Centurion Lounges

    In an effort to reduce overcrowding at its popular Centurion Lounges, American Express has been piloting various access restrictions in certain airports at certain times. Some of those will now be made permanent. Beginning March 22, 2019, Platinum and Centurion Card Members will only be permitted to access a Centurion Lounge within 3 hours of their scheduled flight departure time or between connecting flights. Card Members will not be permitted access upon arrival at their destination. I’ve seen enough complaints about overcrowding at Centurion Lounges, even while the temporary restrictions have been in place that I’m skeptical that making these permanent will have any noticeable effect. The arrival restriction seems…

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    Amex Plans Largest Centurion Lounge at JFK Airport

    According to an article in USA Today, American Express is set to announce its newest and largest Centurion Lounge. The 15,000 square foot lounge will span two levels in JFK’s Terminal 4 and should open by early 2019. Centurion Lounges offer travelers free amenities such as unique hot and cold food choices, premium bar drinks, showers and WiFi access. American Express has promised sweeping airfield views and unspecified unique features at the new JFK location. JFK’s Terminal 4 is the international hub for Delta Airlines. It also serves international passengers flying Emirates, Etihad, Virgin Atlantic, Asiana, China Southern, Singapore Airlines and WestJet. Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for global…

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    New American Express Centurion Lounge at PHL Opens

    American Express has opened its newest Centurion Lounge at Philadelphia International Airport. The Centurion Lounge offers fresh, seasonally-inspired fare developed in partnership with renowned local chefs, signature cocktails, premium spirits and curated wines, and high-speed Wi-Fi. These services and amenities are offered at no additional cost once you enter the Lounge. Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for global Platinum Card and Centurion Members. Platinum Card members who receive complimentary access may enter with up to two guests at no additional charge. Centurion members may enter with up to two guests or immediate family (spouse or domestic partner, and children under 18)  at no additional charge. Located in PHL Terminal A West, near Gate A14, the newest…

  • Credit Cards,  Travel Rewards

    Amex Announces New Platinum Card Benefits

    After recent buzz about potential new benefits coming to the Platinum Card, today American Express announced the changes. Beginning October 6, consumers with a Platinum Card from American Express will receive 5X Membership Rewards points on airfare booked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel. Also, Business Platinum Card Members will now earn 50% points back (up from 30%) when using Membership Rewards Pay with Points through American Express Travel to book an economy flight with their selected airline or a first or business class ticket with any airline. In addition, Business Platinum Card Members can earn 1.5X Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on any individual purchase of $5,000 or more. “Our new…