I had received offers for the Business Platinum® Card from American Express, but was never tempted to apply until I discovered the Amex Centurion Lounge at San Francisco Airport (SFO).
Amex Centurion Lounges offer a comfortable place to relax before a flight, with complimentary gourmet food and drinks.
Only holders of the Business Platinum Amex, the Platinum Card® from American Express, or the Centurion cards can access these lounges.
I applied for the Business Platinum to get lounge access, and haven’t regretted it a bit.
Now is a great time to apply for the Business Platinum, as you can earn up to 100,000 points as a welcome bonus: 50,000 points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 50,000 points after you spend an additional $15,000 all in the first three months.
Recently, before a five-hour flight from San Francisco International Airport to JFK, my family ran into a bit of bad luck: Our flight was delayed. It wasn’t just delayed a few minutes; it was delayed by about three hours. After a night of tossing and turning before heading to the airport, we were in no mood to sit there at the gate for eons, or to eat at one of the overpriced fast-food stalls.
Out of the corner of our eyes, we spotted the American Express Centurion Lounge. That was just what we needed — a place to rest and relax, with food and drinks.
How to access Amex Centurion Lounges
Since I have an American Express Platinum card, I figured we could just waltz right in. Sadly, the card in my possession was American Express’s Optima Platinum card — not the right Amex Platinum to get entry.
I learned the hard way that Centurion Lounges are exclusively available for holders of the regular Platinum Card from American Express, the
Source:: Business Insider