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The "other" lounges on Amex Platinum

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The "other" lounges on Amex Platinum

Flying out of MSP and visiting an Escape lounge for the first time. The complimentary food is quite good and the place is only about 15%-25% occupied despite a very central location in a major terminal.

Why is it quiet? Partly the time of day. Also, Delta lounges draw away some eligible travelers. We're flying Delta but opted for here to save a $29 guest fee.

But it also doesn't take Priority Pass, having left the program two years ago. It's one of the numerous "other" lounges where Platinum customers get in with 2 free guests.

In 3 years as a Platinum customer, this is the first Escape I've visited. The value is obviously hugely YMMV but the minor networks (Plaza Premium, International Amex, Escape, Airspace) can sometimes be forgotten when the discussion focuses on Centurion/Delta/PP.

What other "minor network" lounges are nice?
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Re: The "other" lounges on Amex Platinum

The escape lounge is nice in MSP, but if I am on Delta I prefer the main Skyclub. The Airspace at Cleveland is ok, but it hasn't been crowded the couple times I have been in which makes it nice for me. 

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Re: The "other" lounges on Amex Platinum

I didnt realize there were other lounges besides priority pass, centurion, and Delta available to Platinum card holders.

How do I see list of other lounges?
More cards than I can mention in a signature.
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Re: The "other" lounges on Amex Platinum

https://global.americanexpress.com/lounge-access/the-platinum-card-idc-en?locale=en-US
Most spend: CSR, CFU, BBP
Rewards/AAoA ballast: CF, Discover, Costco, ED, Arrival
Perks: Schwab Platinum, IHG49, Hyatt75, Brilliant, Delta Platinum
Potential closures/downgrades: Savor, BCP, Double Cash
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Re: The "other" lounges on Amex Platinum

I’m flying into/out of MSP in a couple of weeks. I may check it out. Thanks for the info! 

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Re: The "other" lounges on Amex Platinum

AA closed their lounge at my home port BDL, but I always went the the escape lounge anyway because the food and drink was better.

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