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With Continental Presidents clubs leaving the benefits list of The Platinum Card® from American Express at the end of September, 2011 — American Express working hard to replace that value and — in several ways — deliver even more value to card holders.
The latest is giving Platinum Card holders complimentary Priority Pass Select airport lounge access cards. These were previously only available to holders of the invitation-only Centurion “Black” card, and would cost $399 if you wanted to purchase it on its own.
What is Priority Pass?
Priority Pass is a card that allows entry to over 900 airline lounges worldwide — regardless of the airline you are traveling that day. It’s primarily a non-US network, which is helpful since US airlines’ lounge networks are limited outside the US. The only limitation is some lounges will charge $27 for each guest you wish to accompany you. The best way to see its value is to go to the link below and search for the airports you frequent. You’ll find a presence at nearly every major airport worldwide, and most with access to multiple terminals.
If you’re an existing Platinum Card holder, you can register to receive your Priority Pass card here.
Will Platinum card holders still have US lounge access?
Platinum Card holders have access to all Delta SkyClubs along with the Amex Centurion Lounges. We also note the addition of Priority Pass effectively adds all Alaska Airlines Board Rooms to the network. If you are a member of the Delta clubs on their own you might want to reconsider and switch to the American Express Platinum Card at $450 per year (which is offset by $200 per year in statement credit for airline charges).
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