Big Change To Amex Centurion Lounges

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One of my favorite perks of my Platinum Card from American Express is how it provides airport lounge access to the Amex Centurion Lounges, which Amex has been rapidly expanding. I love Amex Centurion Lounges; they are amazing! But, it looks like a lot of other people do too because Amex is making some changes to their guest policy. Check out my post here about Being Denied from the Amex Centurion Lounge Seattle due to overcrowding.

Big Change To Amex Centurion Lounges

Big Change To Amex Centurion Lounges

Who is eligible to visit The Centurion Lounge?

Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for global Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members. To access The Centurion Lounge, the Card Member must present The Centurion Lounge agent with the following upon each visit: his or her valid Card, a boarding pass showing a confirmed reservation for same-day travel on any carrier and a government-issued I.D.

All other Card Members with a valid American Express® Credit or Charge Card are eligible to purchase access to the Lounge for $50 per day, subject to capacity.

What is the guest policy? (Current)
Centurion® Members and Platinum Card® Members who receive complimentary access may enter with up to two guests or immediate family (spouse or domestic partner, and children under 18) at no additional charge.If you purchase a one-day pass, your children under 18 may accompany you at no additional charge. You must purchase a one-day pass for any additional guests

Now, American Express is changing their guest policy. Yesterday, TPG “officially confirmed with American Express that a total of two guests will be allowed in for each cardmember — regardless of whether they are family members or non-family members — and the policy will be in place starting March 30.”


They opened their 6th lounge, the SEA Studio Centurion lounge a while back.  And the 7th, We told you last year about another new Centurion Lounge in Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Terminal D.)

Other lounges include:

Bottom Line

Centurion Lounges are some of the best lounges around. What do you think about their new guest policy?

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  1. I applaud the change. I think it’s great and long overdue. I am also hoping that with a slightly higher annual fee coming on the Platinum card, that this lounge will return to a more exclusive experience.

  2. I agree, I hope the higher cost and more restrictions makes the benefits more exclusive again.

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