Priority Pass after Platinum Canceled

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  1. TUMD

    TUMD Silver Member

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    I just received my priority pass card after recently getting the AMEX Platinum card. The expiration on the Priority Pass card is October 2015 but in all likelihood I will cancel this current Platinum in Feb of 2015 when the annual fee comes up. Will this cancel out my priority pass regardless of expiration date or will it still work? Not something I have to worry about for a year but just curious.
     
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    bigx0 Gold Member

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    I can't answer your question for sure, but the lounge doesn't just look at the card, they always scan it and it has to be approved. So there IS checking. Not that your question is answered, just adding a data point.
     
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  3. John Deere

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    you will lose the priority pass membership as soon as you cancel you Plat card
     
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  4. NYCUA1K

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    That is right and the reason is that it is the card that would be charged if you, e.g., brought in a visitor. Therefore, attempt to enter a PP lounge automatically triggers an inquiry into whether or not the associated CC account is valid.
     
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  5. TUMD

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    I figured as much. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  6. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    By this, may I assume if I have two separate CC which offers "complimentary" PP access, I will have two different PP accounts and they will not be linked?
     
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    I am not sure I understand your situation, but I have 2 PP "Select" accounts from two different CCs. Each CC is linked to a PP account. The PP card that I use triggers the validity inquiry for the associated CC. On top of that, I got the full PP membership by accident, after I lost the PP Select from AMEX and requested a replacement. They sent me the full PP membership card (as opposed to "Select") and I called to alert them about it, but the PP representative essentially told me to just shut up and enjoy the free one-year of full PP membership courtesy of their error!:D
     
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    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Actually you did answer my question with a very clear case study as well.

    Thanks!
     
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  9. Terry Yap

    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    correct, your Priority Pass complementary entry is linked to your CC (ie it is a privilege accorded by the CC), in fact, i believe what Priority Pass does is to charge it to your CC.

    So if the CC has a privilege of unlimited complementary access or certain number of complementary visits in a year, the person is not billed by the CC company. So when you cancel your CC, the associated Priority Pass would be cancelled, as there is no no longer a CC to link to.

    A single CC could tie with a particular Priority Pass card number, so one person could have several Priority Pass cards linked to several CCs. Just remember which one to toss out upon cancelling your CC !;)
     
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    If you purchase a PP membership, AFAIK you should be able to call and change the credit card number associated with it. In fact, you should update the expiration date when necessary. This shouldn't require getting a new PP card and account number.
     
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  11. Sammich

    Sammich Gold Member

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    The PP membership is cancelled right away when you cancel your Plat. card. I received a notice from PP in less than a week saying that "we have been informed by American Express to cancel your Priority Pass membership".

    SPG, and CX gold will expire on the expiry date indicated on the associated membership card.

    IIRC, the PP membership is the only thing that cancels right away when you cancel your Plat card.
     
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