Sep 8, 99, 12:47 am
Been a Platinum card holder for over a year - Got the card specifically for the International Business Class buy one get one free program - and the NW/CO/TW lounge access. I finally attempted to use the Buy One Get One Free - Had my travel agent contact the Platinum Travel people and presto - Got the Continental Business First seats for the dates I wanted - really VERY painless and quite satisfying - a free Business First ticket for my wife. kazman
Kazman, could you please tell us what other lounges you are invited to and what major airlines also will give a free ticket in "F" or "C" if one is purchased. Will this always be a companion ticket or an additional ticket for another flight. I've just been invited by amex to join Platinum, but they don't specify all the amenties.
I too found it easy to use my Canadian Platinum card's companion ticket. In Canada, the offer differs though. It is only good on CP, but can be on ANY fare...no restrictions. I'm using it for the PIP in November.
Access to lounges for Canadian holders are officially CP Empress/AA Admirals and unoficially CO/NW/TWA for travel in the US.
Sep 8, 99, 8:21 am
You can use TWA, Continental, and Northwest lounges when you are flying them. There are also several non airline lounges you can use anytime:
Consul Club Lounge, Frankfurt, Germany
Grand Daube Lounge, Vienna, Austria
Salon Centurion, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Centurion Elite, Mexico City, Mexico
First Class Lounge, Abu Dhabi, UAE
First Class Lounge, Dubai, UAE
Delmon Lounge, Bahrain
Oasis Lounge, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Cedars Lounge, Beirut, Lebanon
As for the International Airline Program the participating airlines and their destinations are:
Aer Lingus - Ireland (Premiere)
Aerolineas Argentinas - Buenos Aires and South America (Club Gold)
AeroMexico - Mexico (Clase Premier)
Air France - France, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Far East (Concorde and First Class) 1/1-4/30/00 Only
Air New Zealand - Australia, Europe, New Zealand & Pacific Islands† (First Class, Business Class)
† Pacific Islands offers only Business Class
Alitalia - Africa, Europe, and Middle East (Magnifica Class)
Asiana Airlines - Asia (Sleeper First Class, Premium Business Class)
Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong (Business Class) 9/1-12/31/99 Only
Continental - Birmingham, Glasgow (effective 7/15/98), Lisbon, London Manchester, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo (BusinessFirst)
EL AL - Israel Tel Aviv (First and Business Class) 5/1-12/31/99 Only
Iberia - Africa, Central America, Europe, Middle East, and South America (Grand Class, Business Class)
LanChile - Chile, Peru, and South America (Premium Class, Business Class)
Lufthansa - Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Far East (Business Class)
Malaysia - Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Australia (First and Golden Club)
SAS - Europe, the Baltics, and Scandinavia (EuroClass)
Swissair Africa, Europe, Far East and Middle East (Business Class) 5/1-8/31/99 Only
Sep 8, 99, 8:47 am
Some of the 2-for-1 business class deals can be seen on the Amex http://www.departures.com site. Canadian Platinum Card holders, your first six digit may not work, try "371387" and any name you want.
FYI Canadian Amex holders (Any colour), the same deal applies on Cathay Pacific. See http://www.cathay.ca/promo/caamex/default.stm
[This message has been edited by hsi.chang (edited 09-08-1999).]
Can someone tell me which business class fares qualify for these free companion tickets (i.e.FULL fare "J" class only or also discounted "D" class fares)?
[This message has been edited by mijne (edited 09-08-1999).]
It is for FULL fare only.