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American Express announced several new benefits for their Platinum Card® from American Express effective March 30. The biggest one is an annual Uber benefit up to $200 (and UberVIP status where applicable). I’m told that this benefit is for the primary cardholder only.
They’re going to offer metal cards, and while they’ll send those to you 60 days before your current expiration, or you can call to request one starting March 30.
In addition to the 5 points per dollar earning on hotels booked through American Express Travel and free authorized user Gold cards (there is no change to the $175 price for up to 3 additional Platinum cards and $175 for each additional after 3), they’re improving the Priority Pass lounge access benefit.
Reader Lenny points out that while you’ve had unlimited free Priority Pass lounge access for the cardmember through American Express Platinum for awhile, that benefit will increase to include two complimentary guests on each visit (instead of having to pay for those guests).
American Express confirms this in fine print:
Priority Pass Select
These Terms and Conditions govern [X] Card Members’ participation in and use of the Priority Pass™ Select program. Priority Pass is an independent airport lounge access program. At any visit to a Priority Pass Select lounge, you may bring in two guests for no charge. You will be charged $27 for any additional guests.
Priority Pass has over 40 lounges in the US you can access (including Alaska Airlines lounges) and over 1000 worldwide.