One of the most exciting benefits of The Platinum Card® from American Express is Centurion Lounge access. These lounges can provide a respite from the chaos of airports. The buffet of food curated by local chefs can be a far stronger motivation to get to the airport early than Transportation Security Administration recommendations. The open bar might be enough to wish your flight was delayed, as that might be one less drink you’d otherwise pay for.
But for better or worse, the Centurion Lounge perk is significantly changing next year. Currently, Centurion Lounges are accessible to Platinum Card members and up to two guests at no additional charge. But on Feb. 1, 2023, that changes, threatening to take a big chunk out of the value against The Platinum Card® from American Express’s annual fee, $695. Terms apply.
The complimentary Centurion Lounge guest policy ends in early 2023
The Centurion Lounge in Europe at London Heathrow Airport. (Photo courtesy of American Express)
This article was written by Sally French and originally published on www.nerdwallet.com