Several folks in comments to various posts have noted over the past few days that the application page for the American Express Platinum cards no longer list American Airlines lounge access as a benefit.
The benefit for both Platinum and Centurion cardholders, as it stands, is access to:
- American and Delta lounges when flying those airlines same-day
- US Airways lounges (does not require same-day US Airways travel)
- Priority Pass lounges via complimentary Priority Pass Select membership
- American Express Centurion lounges, in the U.S. (currently Las Vegas and Dallas) and abroad
But American is now conspicuously absent on the Platinum card’s benefits page.
The omission is not universal, however, for instance this page describing lounge benefits for the Business Platinum card still includes American’s Admirals Clubs.
Business Platinum Card Access1
- To gain admission, simply present your Business Platinum Card, a government issued ID, and a ticket valid for same-day travel to the club agent in:
- American Airlines Admirals Clubs®
- Delta Sky Clubs®
- US Airways Clubs®(Note: ticket not required for US Airways Clubs)
- Your Spouse and children under age 21, or up to two traveling companions, may join you
I now have the question out to both American and to American Express and will report back on what I learn.
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