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How Many Lounges Can the American Express Platinum Card Unlock?

How Many Lounges Can the American Express Platinum Card Unlock?
Joe Cortez

Synonymous with the Centurion Lounge at select airports across the United States, those who hold The Platinum Card from American Express know the card unlocks access to many restricted airport spaces. But many who pay the $550 annual fee don’t realize the card also grants access to over 70 more airport lounges around the world.

The Platinum Card from American Express is famous for the luxury experiences and lifestyle benefits offered for the $550 annual fee. But one of the overlooked benefits is the number of airport lounges available just by showing the card. The View From The Wing blog recently discovered Platinum cardmembers have privileges at over 70 airport lounges worldwide.

The high-end charge card offers exclusive access to Centurion Lounges and Delta Air Lines’ Sky Club locations, along with a Priority Pass Select membership to access many more. However, the card provider also advertises many other lounge locations which flyers may not be as familiar with.

These include independent Airspace lounge locations across the United States – many of which offer a varied experience at best. While the San Diego Airspace Lounge is favored by American Airlines Admiral’s Club members, comic writer Dan Harmon recently left a less-than-stellar review of the Airspace lounge in Terminal 5 of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. Other domestic lounges accessible with the Platinum Card include the Escape Lounges at Oakland International Airport (OAK) in California and Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Nevada.

Can international travelers also get premium lounge access? View From The Wing asked American Express about international access and discovered Plaza Premium Lounges are also included with the Platinum Card. Airport lounges included in the program can be found at airports in Canada, China, India and the United Kingdom.

The independent lounges aren’t the only new options available to frequent international flyers. At the beginning of June 2018, American Express announced Platinum Card flyers could also access Lufthansa airport lounges at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Munich Airport (MUC) if they are flying aboard Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines or Swiss International Air.

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  1. strickerj

    June 15, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I keep considering the AmEx Platinum for the additional lounges over my Chase Sapphire Reserve’s PriorityPass, but the only additional lounges domestically are a half dozen or so Airspace and Centurion lounges, and the Delta Skyclubs where guests cost extra. Throw in a couple free guests at the Skyclubs and I’ll be on board.

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