Amex Platinum cardholders can use Centurion Lounges for free. The Amex Platinum Centurion Lounge benefit allows the primary cardholder, any authorized users, and up to 2 guests per cardholder/user access to all 9 Centurion Lounge locations in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Patrons must present a Platinum card, picture I.D. and same-day boarding pass in order to enter a Centurion Lounge. If a cardholder or authorized user has more than two guests, a $50 day pass per extra guest is required at the time of entry.
Amex Platinum Centurion Lounge access comes with a wealth of free amenities such as food and drinks (including cocktails), high-speed Wi-Fi, computer stations and office workspaces. Select locations may also offer conference rooms, spa services, shower suites and luggage lockers.
The American Express Global Lounge Collection is a network of 7 airport lounges with more than 1,000 locations in over 120 countries. Amex Platinum, Amex Business Platinum and Amex Centurion cardholders can access them for free. The airport lounge brands that belong to the Amex Global Lounge Collection are Centurion, International American Express, Delta Sky Club, Priority Pass, Plaza Premium, Airspace and Escape.… read full answer
Different lounges offer different amenities. But in general, you can expect to receive free Wi-Fi, free snacks and beverages, charging stations and comfortable seating. Depending on the lounge network and location, you might also find things like business meeting rooms, printing, newspapers, showers and more. To enter, you will need to present your credit card and ID. In some cases, you will also need a same-day boarding pass. Each lounge has their own rules about how many guests you can bring in for free and how much it costs to bring in additional guests.
The Global Lounge Collection is a valuable perk, as buying a membership for even one of these individual lounges can cost hundreds of dollars. As long as you have one of the eligible Amex cards, you get unlimited free access to each lounge.
To get access to the Amex Centurion Lounge, you must be an American Express Platinum or Centurion cardholder. Guests of cardholders can also get into the Centurion Lounges. Amex Platinum cards have a $550 annual fee, and the Centurion card has an annual fee of $2,500.
If those annual fees weren’t high enough, the Centurion card is available by invitation only, so you can’t apply for it. You can apply for the American Express Platinum Card, but will need to have a credit score of 700 or higher. Once you have the Platinum Card, you can work toward gaining an invitation for the Centurion card by spending at least $250,000 on your Platinum card in a calendar year.… read full answer
If you gain access to the Centurion lounges, you’re looking at some truly incredible benefits. Before you can experience those benefits, though, you’ll have to show your Platinum or Centurion card, boarding pass for air travel that same day, and a picture I.D. You can bring up to two guests, and can purchase additional guest passes for $50 each. Your guests will have to be with you to gain entry.
There are nine Centurion lounges you can currently visit:
Five more Centurion lounges are scheduled to open in 2019, in Denver, Los Angeles, Charlotte, New York-JFK, and London. From chef-curated food buffets and specialty wines selected by sommeliers, to shower suites and spa services, these are next-level luxury airport lounges. Select lounges are also designed to reflect the tastes and trends of the city they’re located in, and most lounges offer seasonal cuisine options.
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