Centurion Benefit: Diamond status with CX Marco Polo

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  1. haydensydney
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    The rumour mills were in overdrive recently but today Centurion confirmed that all Centurion holders in Australia would be receiving gratis entry to Diamond Marco Polo. Entry i'm told is not only for Australia, but for other countries as well - though I wouldn't want to say which ones in case some are excluded.

    Can't find anything online to link to unfortunately, but here is some commentary from AFF:

    http://www.australianfrequentflyer....-rewards/centurion-2011-benefits-27783-6.html
     
  2. Simon
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    Seems like a huge benefit to give away considering QF is the main OW carrier in AUS not CX so it kind of doesn't make any sense unless CX is trying to steal business from QF. Giving away QF Platinum would make more sense.
     
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    Woh that's pretty aggressive attack from CX, They launch CX Amex in HK and Taiwan but I don't expect they push for joint promotion in this level. Probably due to QF land too they only aim for high end market.
     
  4. haydensydney
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    The main benefit lies with OneWorld Emerald status which guarantees you access to lounges/checkin desks that one would get via Qantas Platinum anyway - so QF or CX, i'm not fussed.
     
  5. Simon
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    Anyone able to confirm these rumours?
     
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    yes people on FT's CX forum
     
  7. Simon
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    Well here's proof it existing in Australia (sorry it's just for the Platinum charge card as no one in my family has the Cent card yet)
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    Anyone see this benefit for US Plat or Cent? I can't find it, so maybe the US is one of the excluded countries.
     
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    I too have been looking for this particular feature on the US Platinum card. Perhaps a phone call to Amex customer service is in order...
     
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    Any luck with contacting them?
     
  11. Misterstuf
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    No dice. According to the rep I spoke with, that sdoes not extend to the US :(
     
  12. I'm living in The Netherlands and got the same offer in my mailbox. So the offer is not limited to Australia. :)
     
  13. Simon
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    I thought so. I was unable to find any supporting evidence to back up that this really existed until I got a copy of the letter.

    Enjoy the CX Gold status!
     
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    As I noted in another thread, I received this a couple of weeks ago in Canada. I live in YYZ which is a city CX serves.
     
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    CX Diamond status for Centurion card holders (Canada) goes away as of March 2015. Same goes for CX Diamond status for Platinum charge card holders (Canada).
     
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