There has been discussion of unfavorable changes, but here are some benefits of the ownership change:
The network operator, Diners Club International (Discover) has also:
Greatly expanded the airline lounge network. The USA coverage is still small, but has expanded from two airports to a dozen.
Hmmm.....that had me take another look at the airport lounges list.....
At ORD, LAX and JFK(?) the DC lounges are in the international terminals, as would be expected......
Which places might be helpful for us USA-domestic fliers? Here's a few that looked good to me.....
Dallas-DFW near Gate D-22 should be quite useful, since that is the newest AA terminal....but it closes at 6pm or 7:30pm on various days
Nashville-BNA at both gate B9 and C10.....that's wonderful coverage at this medium-size airport.....if I was based there, a DC card would be #1 choice
(looks like a local organization has taken-over operation of the former AA club room)
Las Vegas-LAS....both Term 1 & 3, open until 2am......wow, that makes sense there!!!!
Orlando....but only at Sanford airport?!?!?!? Well, that will make flying Allegiant so much nicer!
...[*]Eliminated excise tax recovery fee on transfers to airline partners...
Thanks for posting this thread. I don't know how I missed that change (perhaps I was just focusing on the negative aspects of the change), but I just found out, earlier today. The elimination of those fees will encourage me to use the card more.
I think an improvement would be if they started accepting applications for new cards.
Why bother? The DC lounges seem to all be on Priority Pass. I lurk by this forum every 6 months or so to see if there is any earthly reason to want a DC. So far, not excited.
I have had Discover since it was a Sears Roebuck card. Useta' be my main, but their rewards have been surpassed by others. I hope for a Discover/DC that will make it my main again. I hope for world peace too....
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Originally Posted by scubadiver
. I hope for a Discover/DC that will make it my main again. ....
Diners Club Cards issued in Canada and the USA have very little connection with Discover, aside from using the lounge network. The are not issued by Discover, transactions are not processed on the Discover network.