The American Express Platinum card’s lounge guest policy gives 1-2 guests free access to most American Express Platinum card lounges, when accompanied by the primary accountholder or an authorized user. Passes for additional guests generally range from $25 to $65, depending on the lounge network.
The American Express Platinum card Global Lounge Collection benefit allows entry to more than 1,200 airport lounge locations worldwide, from 7 major lounge networks. Guest policies vary among those networks.
Here’s the American Express Platinum card lounge guest policies:
The Centurion Lounge: Allows complimentary access for up to 2 guests. Same-day passes for additional guests are available for $50 per person at the time of entry.
Delta Sky Club: Offers one-day passes for up to 2 guests, at $39 per person. Any additional guests may purchase same-day passes for $50 per person.
Priority Pass Select: Some locations allow complimentary access for up to 2 guests. After 2 guests, a guest visit fee of $28 per person will apply.
Escape Lounge US: Allows complimentary access for up to 2 guests. Additional guests can purchase same-day passes for $40 per person, if booked online at EscapeLounges.com at least 24 hours prior to entry.
Airspace: Allows complimentary access for up to 2 guests, along with the cardholder’s spouse and children under 21 years old. Guest fees are required for more than 2 guests. Fees start at $25 and vary by location.
Plaza Premium Airport Lounges: Allows complimentary access for up to 1 guest. Additional guest passes are available from $35-$65, depending on the location.
International American Express Lounges: Certain locations allow complimentary access for 1 guest. Rates for additional guest passes, where available, vary based on the country.
The American Express Platinum card lounge guests must accompany the primary cardholder or authorized user in order to be granted access. Once entered, guests will receive all of the free perks and amenities as the primary cardholder or authorized user.
If those annual fees weren’t high enough, the Centurion® Card from American Express is available by invitation only, so you can’t apply for it. You can apply for other Amex cards, like the American Express Platinum card, but you will need good credit or better (a score of 700+). Once you have the American Express Platinum card, you can work toward gaining an invitation for the Centurion® Card from American Express or nominate yourself for one.
Here are the cards that offer access to the Amex Centurion Lounge:
American Express Platinum card: May enter with up to two guest at no additional charge. A fee will be charged for guest access, starting February 1, 2023. Cardholders who meet a spending requirement in 2022 will be given complimentary access for up to two guests.
American Express Business Platinum card: May enter with up to two guest at no additional charge. A fee will be charged for guest access, starting February 1, 2023. Cardholders who meet a spending requirement in 2022 will be given complimentary access for up to two guests.
Delta Reserve Credit Card (only lounges located in the U.S., Hong Kong and London): May bring up to two guests in exchange for per-visit rate.
Delta Reserve Business Card (only lounges located in the U.S., Hong Kong and London): May bring up to two guests in exchange for per-visit rate.
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 card, boarding pass for air travel that same day, and a picture I.D. Any guests will have to be with you to gain entry.
All cardholders can enjoy free benefits like food and drinks, high-speed Wi-Fi, semi-private workspaces, TVs and newspapers. Certain locations may have extra features like spas, conference rooms or showers. 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.
Amex Centurion Lounge locations:
Las Vegas (LAS)
Los Angeles (LAX)
New York (JFK and LGA)
San Francisco (SFO)
International lounges: Hong Kong (HKG); London (LHR); Stockholm (ARN); Mumbai (BOM); Delhi (DEL); Buenos Aires (EZE); São Paulo (GRU); Melbourne (MEL); Mexico City (MEX); Monterey (MTY); Sydney (SYD).
Yes, you can get into a Delta Sky Club lounge with an American Express Platinum card. As a matter of fact, both primary cardholders and authorized users get complimentary access to Delta Sky Club lounges. To enter, bring the American Express Platinum card, a government-issued photo ID and a Delta airline ticket valid for that same day. Delta Sky Club offers a … read full answerwide array of perks at its 50+ U.S. airport locations.
Perks offered by the Delta Sky Club:
Complimentary snacks and beverages
Bar service (for guests 21 and older)
Newspapers and magazines
Productivity tools (data ports and Wi-Fi Xerox Printers for scanning and printing in select U.S. locations.
Sky Club individual memberships are worth $545 annually, which nearly offsets the cost of the American Express Platinum card’s $695 annual fee.
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