If you’re a United flyer, the United MileagePlus® Club Card from Chase is the only credit card that will give you access to their lounges. For American Airlines Admirals Clubs and US Airways Clubs, access via The Platinum Card will end in April 2014. After that, the only card which offers full lounge access to Admirals and US Airways Clubs will be the Citi® Executive AAdvantage® MasterCard.
You can get Additional Cards for $175 for up to 3 additional Platinum Cards (first additional card is $175, with cards 3 and 4 free) and $175 for each Platinum Additional Card after the first 3. Additional cards each enjoy the $100 Global Entry credit and standalone lounge access, but must share the $200 annual airline fee rebate.
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Simply present your Platinum Card® at the lounge check-in, along with your boarding pass for travel that day on the host airline. You will be granted complimentary access for yourself. Guests will cost $29 each per visit at Delta Sky Clubs starting May 1, 2014. At Centurion Lounges, 2 guests or your spouse and children under 21 are complimentary.
Centurion Lounges and Priority Pass network lounges don’t require a boarding pass for entry – so you can fly any airline and use their clubs, though Priority Pass lounges charge for guest entry.
Unlike a standalone airport club membership, this is the time tested Platinum Card® from American Express, with exclusive annual benefits including:
Every dollar you spend on The Platinum Card® earns you one Membership Rewards point. Points can be used to transfer into several top airline programs, most at one to one with no dilution, and with instant or next business day point transfers in many cases. This is invaluable in helping you get the best deal for your points and topping off accounts you might already have. In addition, you can redeem your points for thousands of items and amenities.
For United flyers while you can’t transfer miles into your United MileagePlus account, there are many ways to use Membership Rewards points on United flights.
1. A place to work or relax
The primary benefit of airline lounges is a relatively quiet place to wait for your flight and recharge your laptop or mobile telephone. They are not spa-like luxury centers, but most clubs are practical and offer both comfortable social seating areas as well as more private workstations. There is also a place to comfortable store your luggage. Delta SkyClubs offer complimentary wifi access.
2. Extra help and peace of mind with reservations
Agents, or ‘angels’ as some members call them, will help you if your travel plans change or delays force you to alter flights. You can rest assured you will be able to get help without the exceptionally long lines you see in terminal counters.
3. Complimentary beverages
Lounges offer free soft drinks, complimentary beer, wine, and well drinks, along with paid premium drink options.
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