Centurion Lounges now complimentary with Platinum Card®

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  1. SuperKirby

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    Per Amex CSR from the Amex community today:

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    Nice little add on for Plat holders.
     
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  2. bigx0

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    Agreed. But what are they taking away? Lounge access to all the others? Priority Pass Select?

    I don't know which, if any, but I am leery.
     
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  3. SuperKirby

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    If US/AA goes through, I'm guessing US will be removed from PPSelect (and be part of AA which requires flying on its own metal to enter). Whatever the negative is, they should've added the Cent Lounge thereafter to soften the blow.
     
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    Very nice. I still have my "5 free" card they gave me when they initially opened in LAS. I guess I no longer need it, huh?
     
  5. SuperKirby

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    Yup, guess not! Probably against terms but can u sell em'? Or can u get extra people in on top of your allotted two?
    A party of five for free booze and free decent/good buffet? Who needs the Strip!
     
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    Is this USA issued Plat cards? Does it apply to all Centurion lounges, or just LAS? For example, at EZE will Plat cardholders now be allowed to use the Centurion room?
     
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    It is tied to my Platinum Card number. At least that's what it says on the card.

    I might look for random strangers to guest in next week when I'm there.
     
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  9. SuperKirby

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    Great question. I'm not sure. I asked the CSR so we'll find out.

    And AFAIK its for US Plat. I think/guess most other Plat members around the world pretty much has complimentary Cent Lounge visits already. At least in countries where the Plat is by Invitation Only.
     
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    That should be easy and I'm sure they'd be very appreciative.
     
  11. SuperKirby

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    There are many around the world. I guess each country possibly has their own website. LAS is the first US Cent Lounge. I think Mexico had the first North American Cent lounge.

    Hmmmh, just realized Amex is an American company but we're the last to get the Cent Lounge.
     
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    Where are the other ones located? I thought the thread title was an error as there is only one in LAS
     
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    I think almost every major world airport has one.

    For one example: http://www.americanexpress.com/lacidc/en/laccards/viplounges.shtml

    "Moreover, simply by showing The Platinum Card®, you will have access to the following American Express VIP lounges
    Mexico - Mexico City - Centurion Club
    Argentina - Buenos Aires - Salón Centurion
    Brazil - São Paulo - Centurión Club
    India- Delhi- Centurion Club"

    You would have to go to each respective country from Amex's website to find all of them.

    As I mentioned in the other post, most Plat members from other countries already have complimentary Cent lounges. So I would assume the USs can get in as well?
     
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    The only lounge I was aware of was LAS. I travel across Asia and Europe and have never seen a Centurion lounge there - any lounges I have accessed have been via Priority Pass.

    It would be nice if Amex had a comprehensive Centurion Lounge website, but I have the feeling that it would cover 5 lounges - the 4 you cite plus LAS. So that's hardly comprehensive. For most of us, the lounge benefit is Priority Pass plus the same-day DL/AA when-ticketed- benefit. And DL/AA lounges are not worth a detour.
     
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    Same here, of all my travels I have never seen any Cent lounges as well. However I only knew they exist from online forums.
     
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    I think that there is a bit of confusion here. As of now, there is only one bone fide Centurion Lounge, and that is the one at LAS. The ones you listed above are pre-existing AMEX VIP lounges -- note that they are called Centurion Club and not Centurion Lounge. Unless one is traveling to LAS, the Centurion Lounge benefit is currently rather limited.

    The FAQs are here. There is clearly only one Centurion Lounge at this time. Future locations to be announced...
     
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    Can't speak for DL, but I'd take AA lounges over almost every domestic UA and US lounge I've been in.
     
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    It's a pretty amusing FAQ though, given there is only one lounge, which appears to be the case. A couple of quotes: "(Note: Some Centurion Lounges are located airside, past airport security. In these cases, visitors will be required to pass through security in order to access the Lounge.)" and " Las Vegas and other select locations of The Centurion Lounge offer a separate family area.".

    There sure is a lot unclear in the FAQ about the number of lounges!
     
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    A Dallas CL was announced but remains unbuilt.
     
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    I think that it is pretty clear that there is currently only one lounge, the LAS lounge, which was rolled out with a lot of fanfare. I am sure that other lounges are planned and the FAQ were written with that in mind, but LAS has the only bona fide Centurion Lounge so far...
     
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    Yes, actually we're agreeing, I think ("It's a pretty amusing FAQ though, given there is only one lounge, which appears to be the case."). I just wanted to point out it's silly wording in the FAQ given only one lounge.
     
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    Ah thanks for the clarification. I've always associated the Centurion Clubs as the same as the new US Centurion Lounge, thinking the US finally got one (albeit a newly "updated" name).
    Since other countries' Centurion Clubs allowed complimentary access for Plat members, I thought we (Americans) finally caught up.

    Amex is not confusing at all...
     
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    Yeah, same here.
     
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    I didn't think the AA lounges I've been in were any great shakes, either. Frankly no domestic USA lounge run by USA airlines is very good these days, other than the ones they call First Class (UA GFL, AA Flagship). LH at IAD and Centurion Lounge at LAS are far superior, though LH gets crowded
     
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