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As I wrote about last month, tomorrow is the last day that all holders of The Platinum Card® from American Express can bring guests into the lounge for free. February 1st will see the new policy implemented that states that only cardholders that spend over $75,000 per year are allowed to bring in two guests on a complimentary basis.
American Express’ Centurion® Lounges are some of my favorites and I always try to stop by to have a meal before getting on a flight. The locations have increased greatly in the past few years and there are several that I really enjoy (like Las Vegas).
If you did not qualify based on 2022 spend, guests will cost $50 for adults and $30 for children under 18. Children under two will remain free.
Anthony’s Take: I’m hoping that this reduces the crowds in the Centurion® Lounges. I have encountered far too many lines and jockeyed for seats at dirty tables where staff just could not keep up with cleaning them.
Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: I make it a point to always book my flights with The Platinum Card® from American Express as I earn 5X Membership Rewards® points when I purchase these directly from the airline or American Express Travel. This was enough to push me past the $75,000 threshold and grant my guests free access to these fabulous lounges through 1/31/24.
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