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AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge access

Ziegenbeiner4
Member

Re: AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge acces

I've been checking here non-stop in hopes this is true.  The streaming credit would be huge.  I have the BCP right now for streaming but could hopefully PC that into a no annual fee card if the streaming credit is accurate.

 

I, too, have the CS version of plat and the + Gold +Amex Everyday would be a really solid combo even with the nerf to CS cash out of MR points.

AMEX Schwab Platinum NPSL
AMEX Gold Card NPSL
AMEX BCP $30,000
Apple Card $20,000
CITI Double Cash $16,900
TD Ameritrade Client Rewards $15,000
Chase Freedom Flex $9,900
Bank of the West $8,000
Nebraska Furniture Mart $6,000
Commenity Playstation Card $3,750
Discover It $2,600
Chase Amazon Prime Rewards $2,500

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EX 751 04/28/21
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GatorGuy
Established Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge acces

I agree if rumors are true then the changes are imminent. I am okay with a fee increase as well, if for no reason, than to make the Centurion lounges less packed. Personally I would have rather seen them create another product between Plat and Centurion card since this is such a large increase and they increased it not that long ago. 

 

I just hope we don't see anything ridiculous like an Equinox credit. 

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tgduke734
Member

Re: AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge acces


@GatorGuy wrote:

I agree if rumors are true then the changes are imminent. I am okay with a few increase as well if for no reason than to make the Centurion lounges less packed. Personally I would have rather seen them create another product between Plat and Centurion card since this is such a large increase and they increased it not that long ago. 

 

I just hope we don't see anything ridiculous like an Equinox credit. 


Agreed, the Equinox credit is a big dud. If the other credits are true though I can stomach that dumb Equinox credit. I would love to see a gas multiplier added, but I am just getting greedy now ha.

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summerterrace
Contributor

Re: Amex Plat 11th hour....


@tgduke734 wrote:

*IF* the rumors are true about the annual fee going up to $695 a year starting quarter 3,  we should know in the next 24-36 hours. I think I may be in the minority but I hope the rumors are true. The streamimg credit and the hotel credit in my use case would effectivily make the Plat a $255 a year card. I also canceled Apple Care on my wife, daughter and my phones and use the protection provided from the Plat card now, that is a total savings of $324 a year, in my mind now basically making the Plat a "no annual fee card". This is not factoring the Uber credit either which we use monthly. I have the CS Platinum and even if the devaluation of points occur, coupled with the gold card it is a good set up for me. Im curious if others are looking forward to the rumored fee increase and new credits, or would it be a deal breaker for you. We should know soon....


I do not count the cell phone insurance on the Platinum as a benefit since several free cards also offer it.  

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4sallypat
Established Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge acces


@GatorGuy wrote:

I agree if rumors are true then the changes are imminent. I am okay with a fee increase as well, if for no reason, than to make the Centurion lounges less packed. Personally I would have rather seen them create another product between Plat and Centurion card since this is such a large increase and they increased it not that long ago. 

 

I just hope we don't see anything ridiculous like an Equinox credit. 


Agree with the increased plat AF considering I do get a lot of value now that the pandemic has eased and we are travelling for the first time...

 

Centurion lounges are still a big mystery for me - have not gone to any of them since membership years ago.

 

Also agree on an Equinox credit - I don't have any need to go to a gym....

 

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KJinNC
Valued Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge acces

The changes being discussed don't sound great to me. For instance, on streaming, I have BCP for that as well as groceries. I could downgrade it to BCE, but I'd lose on groceries. Is magazine subscriptions a joke? If not, it should be. Equinox has no value to me. Hoping the rumors are off this time.


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FieryDance
Frequent Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge acces

It is happening ...

 
Debating if I want DH to sacrifice a 5/24 slot for 125K ... Smiley Frustrated

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EvilR-T
Frequent Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge acces

I obtained the vanilla 4 months ago and got the 100k sub. I was so close to getting the Schwab version and cashing out almost 500000 mr points at 1.25. First the rate will fall by .15 and now the AFs will pop by $150. This really sucks. 

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LadyJEsq
Established Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge acces

Good to know, thanks for posting @FieryDance! Might be worth its own thread....

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coldfusion
Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: AMEX Platinum might raise annual fee & changes to Centurion lounge acces


@LadyJEsq wrote:

Good to know, thanks for posting @FieryDance! Might be worth its own thread....


I'd just keep it here.



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