New AMEX Platinum Lounge Partner Starting Today!

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Do you use your AMEX Platinum card to visit airport lounges for free?  You’ve now got a few more options!

Via USA Today, starting today, AMEX Platinum cardholders and up to 2 guests can access US Escape Lounges by presenting their card, ID, and same-day boarding pass.

This perk applies to folks who have any version of the AMEX Platinum card, including The Platinum Card® from American ExpressThe Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz, and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.  

But don’t get too excitedThere are only 3 Escape Lounges in the US.  And one is a Priority Pass lounge, which means folks with AMEX Platinum cards already have access through the free Priority Pass Select membership you get with the card.

AMEX Platinum Escape Lounges

Enjoy a Complimentary Buffet and Premium Drinks for Free in US Escape Lounges With Your AMEX Platinum Card

I’ll explain where you can visit an Escape Lounge for free with your AMEX Platinum card!

US Escape Lounges With AMEX Platinum Cards

Link:   US Escape Lounges Join AMEX Global Lounge Collection

Link:   US Escape Lounges AMEX Platinum Terms and Conditions

Link:   The Platinum Card® from American Express

Link:   The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz

Link:   The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

If you’re an AMEX Platinum cardholder (any version), you already have airport lounge access through the AMEX Global Lounge Collection, including:

Starting today, you’ll also get access to 3 US Escape Lounges:

AMEX Platinum Escape Lounges

AMEX Platinum Cardholders Have New US Airports With Free Lounge Access

Folks who frequently fly through these airports will likely welcome this change!  Because Escape Lounges offer more upscale free food and drinks compared to many airline lounges.

That said, if you’ve enrolled in Priority Pass Select (a free benefit of the AMEX Platinum cards), you already have access to the Escape Lounge at Minneapolis – St. Paul!  So this is really a new benefit in Hartford and Oakland only.

Bottom Line

AMEX Platinum cardholders can now access Escape Lounges at 3 US airports – Hartford (Bradley International), Minneapolis – St. Paul, and Oakland!

This is great news if you’re an AMEX Platinum cardholder and fly through Hartford or Oakland frequently.  But the Minneapolis – St. Paul location is already a Priority Pass Select lounge, which comes free with AMEX Platinum cards.

Have you visited any of these US Escape Lounges?  I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments!

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5 responses to “New AMEX Platinum Lounge Partner Starting Today!

  1. Hello, Last week, I clicked on “About us” and on “Contact” in the drop-down menu. I posted a timely question, but still do not see my question posted or an answer. I would like to do some apps but I’m waiting for an answer.
    I am planning to apply for the Bank of America Alaska Airline Visa Signature card again. I currently have one, but have read that I should still be able to apply for a new one. I also read that it’s a good idea to lower the credit limit on the current card before applying. My current limit is $27,000 and my annual income is approximately $60,000. My credit score is between very good and excellent. Do you think it would be wise to lower the limit and, if so, to what amount? I certainly don’t need a limit anywhere near $27,000. Are there any suggestions to insure that I am not approved for the card with a lower bonus?
    I am also thinking of applying for the Barclay Hawaiian Airline card and The new AAdvantage Aviator Redd World Elite MasterCard at the same time. Does that sound reasonable?
    I would like to apply ASAP so I am hoping to hear from you real soon. Thank you in advance for your help!!
    Carol Hauer

    • Emmanuel S Ruiz

      Lower your limit to $5K, and I’d wait a month and then apply for either the Hawaiian or the Red Aviator. Beware, Barclays almost does not approve you for two of their cards if done almost together. Only my opinion.

  2. This is game changing for me as BDL is my home airport. And I fly at least once a month, and this will be increasing with my new position at work. I just signed up for the MS Platinum a month ago, and this alone makes this card a keeper.

  3. Emmanuel S Ruiz


  4. GREAT News! Last week I booked a trip to Puerto Vallarta with a 2 hour layover in Oakland for next month. I was dismayed when I checked lounge access there, but was overjoyed with this new news. My daughter and I will be chilling in style at the new Escape Lounge, thanks to the AMEX Bus Plat. Thanks for the head’s up!