Reminder: New AMEX Centurion Airport Lounge Restrictions Coming Soon!

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If you have either The Business Platinum® Card from American Express or The Platinum Card® from American Express, take note!

Both of these cards offer the amazing benefit of free access to AMEX Centurion airport lounges.  But beginning March 22, 2019, it will become more difficult to enter these beloved areas of retreat where one can escape from the hustle and bustle of the airport.

Here’s what you need to know.

I Recently Spent the Morning at the AMEX Centurion Airport Lounge in Hong Kong by Using My AMEX Business Platinum Card for Free Entry.  Everything About the Lounge Was Outstanding!

Updated AMEX Centurion Airport Lounge Rules

Here are the changes coming to the AMEX Centurion Lounge access rules:

  • You won’t be allowed in unless your scheduled departure is within 3 hours, or unless you can provide proof of your upcoming connecting flight
  • If you have arrived at your final destination, you can NOT enter the Centurion Lounge
  • You can bring children under 2 years of age for free (and they won’t count toward your 2 free guests), as long as you can prove their age or show a “lap infant” boarding pass

While these changes sound negative, the upside is that it could lead to less crowded lounges.

As a reminder, you can find AMEX Centurion Lounges in:

  • Charlotte (coming soon)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Denver (coming soon)
  • Houston Intercontinental
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles (coming soon)
  • New York-La Guardia
  • New York – JFK (coming soon)
  • Miami
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle-Tacoma
  • and in many international destinations, too!

If you’re looking for other ways to make your next trip more comfortable, be sure to read this post about the top cards for airport lounge access.

Meghan Hunter is an editor for Million Mile Secrets. She covers points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. Her work has also appeared in The Points Guy.

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