Re: ACTUAL Exciting News!

Old Dec 26, 02, 8:49 pm
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Re: ACTUAL Exciting News!

Beginning January 1st, 2003 US Plat/Cent Members will enjoy an enhanced Airport Club Program. Delta's Crown Room Club joins NW/CO in granting access to clubs in NY, London, Atlanta, and 39 other cities.

The program for Delta is the same, with the ticket for the same day on DL. Stay tune for the official press release in January. Further the January "Preview" will feature this info, along with other enhancements.

Please do not call Plat/Cent/Delta Customer Service, as they will deny this.
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Old Dec 27, 02, 9:54 am
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Thanks for info. You say that this lounge access applies to US members. Do you think I'd get in if I present a UK card? (They'd have to check carefully to tell the difference wouldn't they?)
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Old Dec 27, 02, 12:53 pm
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Hi,


I think they can tell easily by the first four numbers on the credit card?

Prior to APril 2002 there was a simlar issue regarding US Amex Plat access to VS clubhouses ( up to April 2002 only UK issued Plat/Centurion cards were given access , since then only UK Centurion)

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Old Dec 27, 02, 1:00 pm
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At CO & NW lounges CSRs swipe the AMEX cards to get instant confirmation (or denial), so if DL goes the same route you wouldn't be able to use your UK card. Having said that, European AMEX Platinums&Centurions include free Priority Pass membership, and most DL lounges in the US are included in PP.
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Old Dec 27, 02, 8:27 pm
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I just got the mailing today.
Nice added perk. Almost makes up for Delta's change in their FF plan.
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Old Dec 31, 02, 12:44 pm
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I got the Centurion notice in the mail. It includes a 20% bonus deal when you transfer MR points to Delta from Jan 1-Feb15. Also each member gets to use the Crown Room Club conference facility once during this period.
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Old Jan 2, 03, 4:15 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by stimpy:
I got the Centurion notice in the mail. It includes a 20% bonus deal when you transfer MR points to Delta from Jan 1-Feb15. Also each member gets to use the Crown Room Club conference facility once during this period.</font>
Centurion's must be getting an added 5%
My Plat letter states 15% bonus.
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Old Jan 2, 03, 4:41 pm
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My letter too had the 15% offer as a Platinum ...

My letter also says I can use the conference room facilites once for free between 1/1 and 2/15 for up to six hours ...
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Old Jan 3, 03, 1:49 pm
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Easy to spot the difference for the cards:-

Turn them over and look at the phone number on the back

How do you tell the difference between a UK Platinum Charge Card and a Platinum supplementary card on a Centurion account? Look what colour the amex logo is on the back, if its black its part of a Centurion account.

UK cards start 3742 for Charge Card products.

Like someone said, we get Priority Passes which will get us in anyway. You may want to phone AmEx and ask which lounges you can use, you may be surprised

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Old Jan 18, 03, 10:44 am
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What is that thing about priority pass ? I'm Amex plat in FRance and haven't heard anything about this; Also, anyone knows when Centurion is coming to France ? ...
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Old Jan 20, 03, 9:46 am
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UK Platinum and Centurion holders get a Priority Pass (www.prioritypass.com) free of charge.

Unfortunately, only UK members get this, not Amex holders from other countries.

I switched from NL Amex Plat to the UK one for this reason. And because the UK product is cheaper (NL E550 vs UK GBP275) and offers more benefits.
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Old Jan 24, 03, 4:18 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by yams888:
UK Platinum and Centurion holders get a Priority Pass (www.prioritypass.com) free of charge.

Unfortunately, only UK members get this, not Amex holders from other countries.

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That's not correct - it's the same in Germany.
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Old Jan 25, 03, 4:52 am
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Hong Kong Centurion card holders get PP as well.
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Old Jan 28, 03, 6:38 pm
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Platinum cards issued in Switzerland come with PP too.
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Old Jan 29, 03, 11:48 am
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