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One of the key advantages of American Express' Platinum Card and Business Platinum Card is access to Centurion Lounges and Priority Pass lounges at no additional charge. An annual fee may be worth it for premium airport lounge access worldwide; however, its rules can be complex and cause some confusion among users. Centurion Lounges American Express owns and operates its own network of lounges that are exclusive and require a premium card for entry. These lounges differ from airline-associated and Priority Pass lounges in that they provide food and drink including cocktails and wine as well as showers and work spaces, offering comfortable seating such as high-backed chairs or chaise lounges for relaxing purposes and providing dedicated workspaces equipped with power outlets and privacy screens for working purposes. Existing Centurion Lounges now number 15, including one that recently opened in Denver last fall and another in LaGuardia Airport this spring. The Denver lounge, covering over 14,000 square feet and designed to reflect Denver's mountainous terrain with geometric ceiling installations and murals of Rocky Mountains motifs; additionally it is also the first Centurion Lounge featuring live cooking station offering daily rotating menus of breakfast and lunch dishes. American Express Platinum cards provide cardholders with access to Centurion Lounges for themselves and up to two guests, provided they present their card, government-issued photo ID and confirmed seat or zone assignment on a boarding pass. You are also eligible to access it when flying on Delta SkyMiles-marketed or operated flights; however standby passengers cannot make use of it. Centurion Lounges will implement significant modifications to guest access starting February 1, 2023. Platinum cardholders who wish to gain entry will require a valid boarding pass with seat or zone assignment and itinerary that connects through an American airport, as well as their American Express Platinum credit card and $50 per guest at the door of each lounge. American Express Platinum cardholders may still gain entry to Centurion Lounges by paying a nominal fee; each authorized user costs $175 and receives access cards that grant access. This option can be particularly convenient if travelling frequently; families may find this worthwhile. Delta Sky Club American Express' Platinum Card opens more lounge doors than any other credit card - even Delta-branded ones - and features one of the best airline dining programs, as well as offering an annual statement credit of $200 and earning you 80,000 Membership Rewards points upon first use. Platinum Card members have access to lounges throughout their travel network; Delta-branded Sky Clubs may be particularly notable; however, with American Express' lounge search feature providing information on which lounges are open and operating. If you plan to fly on a Delta-operated flight, simply present your Platinum Card and same-day boarding pass to gain entrance. Up to two guests may accompany you; each incurring a $50 entrance fee. Delta recently unveiled a brand-new lounge at New Orleans (MSY), measuring 4,600-square-feet. Although not one of Delta's larger Sky Clubs, it offers many amenities including an indoor Sky Deck and outdoor terrace as well as food and beverage offerings that showcase local flavors like oysters, gumbo and muffaletta sandwiches. At New Orleans' Delta Lounge you can take part in an ongoing Agave Experience where you can sample tequila and mezcal at various bars within the space and experience tastings along with cocktails as part of an immersive encounter. American Express Platinum Card and Business Platinum Card both give their cardholders access to airport lounges within their Global Lounge Collection network of 1,300 independent airport lounges worldwide. To gain entry, present your Priority Pass Select card and same-day boarding pass at the front desk of a Priority Pass Select lounge. Enrolling can be done online through Amex Travel Services or over the phone through Platinum Travel Services; once approved you'll receive your Priority Pass Select card by mail; guests are permitted but each will incur a $50 entrance fee; as some lounges turn away Platinum Card members at capacity, make a reservation ahead of time through Amex's lounge search function; the lounge search function also shows which lounges accept Platinum Card members as well as those offering reservations - use Amex website's lounge search function to locate those open to Platinum Card members as well as those offering reservations - prioritizing those offering reservations available to Platinum Card members so as not to miss any opportunities that might open to them - make use of Amex's lounge search function on Amex's lounge search function that highlights those open to Platinum Card members as well. Priority Pass Select Several credit cards provide access to the Priority Pass airport lounge network through credit cards, with American Express' Platinum Card being the best choice. It grants its holders and two guests free entry into any Priority Pass lounge; any additional guests incur an entrance fee of $32. Additionally, frequent travelers should consider adding them as authorized cardholders on your Platinum Card for free entry as well as membership access. The card also gives you access to the Global Lounge Collection, consisting of various airport lounges worldwide. These can provide a relaxing space before your flight and many offer complimentary food and drinks; additionally, some feature shower facilities, business services and comfortable seating as well as entertainment such as movie screening rooms. American Express Centurion Lounges are some of the most luxurious in the country, renowned for their comfortable environments and carefully-selected menus. Their locations span across America: Charlotte (CLT), Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), New York City (JFK & LGA), San Francisco (SFO). American Express also provides access to airport lounges through their Platinum Card, with their network of 1300 locations and experiences, such as airport restaurants that provide dining credits as well as mini-suites where you can rest and relax. Furthermore, this card provides discounted hotel and car rental agency rates, among many others travel-related services. The American Express Aspire Card is another ideal card for frequent travelers, as it provides numerous features that make earning and redeeming rewards easy. Not only can Priority Pass Select membership help with this task; you will also enjoy generous hotel stays, airline miles and car rental discounts with this card. Before selecting the one most suited to you, however, always thoroughly research its details prior to making your choice. Global Lounge Collection American Express Platinum cardholders may qualify for access to lounge networks affiliated with the Global Lounge Collection, such as Priority Pass with over 1,300 lounges worldwide and providing airport lounge access of any credit card in the US. Centurion Lounges - private clubs providing hot food and drinks on a buffet-style service - and certain airline lounges may also be part of this Global Lounge Collection. The American Express Platinum Card gives cardholders access to Delta Sky Club locations when flying with Delta or certain other airlines, as well as 11 International American Express Lounge network lounges located across Argentina, Australia, India and Mexico. Furthermore, cardholders gain entry to Delta Air Lines SkyClub Lounges when flying domestic or international flight and Escape Lounges network lounges. Platinum cardholders also gain access to the Plaza Premium Lounge network, featuring more than 100 locations worldwide and boasting some of the busiest airports such as Heathrow and London Gatwick as locations. Furthermore, in Canada this card provides access to Air Space Lounges (part of Priority Pass network) as well as No1 Lounges which operate separately compared with Plaza Premium lounges that belong to separate networks like No1 Lounges - each lounge offering different amenities. Most Global Lounge Collection lounges permit cardholders to bring guests, with policies varying depending on your location. Most allow up to two guests at no additional charge and in some instances cardholders can purchase day passes when entering. Before traveling, it is a good idea to review a lounge's guest policy and identify which type of Platinum card you will require for entry. While many American Express Platinum card lounges will accept any type of credit or debit card as payment for entry, other lounges may have additional requirements that require certain cards only - it would also be wise to carry some cash just in case!