I got a customized mail from American Express India today that displays all the benefits of my existing card, with a note that i’ve 4 complimentary lounge access per year on my American Express Platinum travel Credit Card. Full review of this card can be seen here. At the time of applying for this card, free lounge access was not there as a part of the program, however i guess American Express has launched this benefit to meet and beat the competition.
Enjoy 4 Complimentary Lounge Access on American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card:
The lounges are more or less same as that of MasterCard lounge program. However, good news is that you also get access to:
- Travel Club Lounge at Mumbai T2 Domestic departure &
- Bangalore Plaza Premium (Transit) lounge. This is actually the hidden Day Hotel Lounge located in Departure side and its not the transit lounge built by GVK, which i initially thought. Its operated by Plaza Premium Staffs though.
These 2 lounges cannot be accessed via Mastercard/Diners, but will certainly end up adding them to the list in future. Its just a matter of time as adding lounges to the network takes some work.
- Limits: 4 Complimentary Lounge Access/Year – Still worth it.
- Discounted Rates after completing 4 Access which is good too.
FYI, i recently visited (Mid August 2016) Bangalore Transit lounge and i was said that we can access the lounge even without a ticket for upcoming flight which makes it a sort of “Arrivals lounge”. As this lounge is actually in arrivals area, i wonder why they’re not calling it as Arrivals lounge rather want to call it as “Transit Lounge”.
Excited about the new benefit on American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card? Share your views in comments below 🙂