Old Jan 5, 18, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by dkmatter View Post
..., as a frequent traveler, I'm already an elite on the airlines I fly so I don't have incidental airline fees. I also already have club access through their card ....
It may not make sense to choose your primary airline for this benefit.

This feature was added when American Express's contracts for access to CO and then AA lounges ended. The idea was that they would give us $200 toward the cost of an airline club membership, and they allowed it to also be used to reimburse nuisance fees for services (e.g. seat selection, checked bags) that used to be bundled into ticket prices, because most airlines don't operate clubs, not everyone uses them, etc.
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