American Express Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers to Lose American and US Airways Lounge Access, Citibank to Offer Only Card with Access

By Paul Riegler on 4 December 2013
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Admiral Club at LaGuardia Airport

Admiral Club at LaGuardia Airport

American Express, in a statement released today, announced that, “effective March 22, 2014, Consumer, Business and Corporate Platinum and Centurion Card Members will no longer have complimentary access to the American Airlines Admirals Club and US Airways Club lounges as a benefit of their Card Membership.”

“We are disappointed to report that American Airlines and US Airways elected not to renew this benefit,” said American Express.

Almost simultaneously, Citibank announced that, starting in March, the Citi Executive/ AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard “will be the only U.S. credit card offering full membership benefits at the American Airlines Admirals Club airport lounges.”

American Express is offering its cardholders an additional statement credit ranging from $200 to $500 to cover American Airlines and US Airways incidental fees, including the cost of membership in the Admirals Club.

Additionally, American Express, which has its own Centurion airport lounges in Dallas and Las Vegas, announced it will open up two more lounges in New York at LaGuardia and in San Francisco.

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