Amex Platinum does not offer a United Club membership, so the Platinum Card will not get you into United Club airport lounges. Only the United Club Infinite Credit Card and the United Club Business Credit Card give users a complimentary United Club membership, allowing the cardholder and up to 2 guests to access more than 45 United Club airport lounges and 1,000+ Star Alliance-affiliated lounges worldwide. Lounges offer a wide range of amenities such as complimentary snacks, beverages and bar service, Wi-Fi access, private phone booths with speakerphones and more. United Club memberships are worth nearly $650 per year.
The Amex Platinum card offers free airport lounge access through its Global Lounge Collection. You can access more than 1,200 airport lounge locations worldwide with just an Amex Platinum card, a photo ID and a same-day boarding pass. Participating lounges include The Centurion Lounge, International American Express Lounges, Delta Sky Club, Priority Pass, Plaza Premium Lounge, Air Space Lounge, and Escape Lounges.
The American Express Platinum card Priority Pass benefit gives you access to more than 1,300 airport lounges around the world. It’s a $429-per-year value. Plus, Priority Pass is just one of the six chains of airport lounges that American Express Platinum card gives you access to for free. It also gets you into the Centurion Lounge, International American Express Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, Delta SkyClub, Airspace and Escape Lounges. You can use the Amex … read full answerlounge finder tool to see which lounges are in the airport you’re headed to.
Out of all the lounge programs you get access to with the American Express Platinum card, Priority Pass is special because it’s the only one that requires enrollment. You’ll need a membership card, not just the American Express Platinum card, to enter Priority Pass lounges.
Here’s how to get your American Express Platinum card Priority Pass benefit:
Log into your Amex account with your username and password.
Select the "Membership" tab, then click "Benefits."
Find the Priority Pass section and click "Enroll in Priority Pass Select."
Wait for your card to arrive. It should take 10-14 business days.
If you don’t want to enroll online, you can do it over the phone at (800) 801 6564. Once you receive your membership card in the mail, just show it at the entrance to any Priority Pass lounge and you’ll be admitted. You can bring in guests, too, although individual lounges can limit the number of people you’re allowed. Once inside, you’ll get to enjoy amenities like free food and beverages, Wifi, comfortable seating, and more.
The American Express Platinum card lounges are a network of 7 airport lounge programs with a combined 1,200+ locations in more than 130 countries. Known as the Global Lounge Collection, these lounges offer free access to American Express Platinum card members. All that’s required is an American Express Platinum card, a photo ID, and a same-day boarding pass.… read full answer
Here are the American Express Platinum card lounges:
The Centurion Lounge
The International American Express Lounges
Delta Sky Club
Priority Pass (enrollment required)
Plaza Premium Lounge
Air Space Lounge
Each lounge has its own set of perks, but typically, they offer access to an array of amenities ranging from cell phone charging stations to free Wi-Fi and conference rooms. There’s also complimentary hot and cold food, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and more.
Here’s how to find American Express Platinum card partner lounge locations:
To find an Amex partner lounge location, visit the Global Lounge Collection website and type in the city or airport code in the search field. Restrictions on visitors vary by lounge, but nearly all locations allow complimentary access for at least one guest or immediate family member.
The American Express Platinum card lounge access is a benefit that, if you use it often enough, could help offset the card’s $695 annual fee. There’s no limit to the number of times you can visit each lounge, as long as your American Express Platinum card is active and in good standing.
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