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Airport Lounges
« on: May 29, 2008, 03:10:55 PM »
What's the best way to get into airport lounges? 
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 03:21:26 PM »
in my opinion i would say the cheapest way is by getting a additional card on the amex platinum

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 04:01:16 PM »
in my opinion i would say the cheapest way is by getting a additional card on the amex platinum
Doesnt that card have a high annual fee if you didnt get Dans deal last year?
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 04:03:10 PM »
Doesnt that card have a high annual fee if you didnt get Dans deal last year?
Yes, thats why i said try getting an additional card meaning like becoming a secondary card holder and you still recieve all the benefite

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 01:41:36 AM »
I called them up once, and this lady said she'd been working there for 7 years and that there was never a promotion for that card. How often are there promos for that specific card?
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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 02:05:44 AM »
you dont need any promos  i recommend doing what i did  i signed up for the card (albeit for a 100k mr bonus offer) but maintain the $450 annual fee bec it costs a flat $175 for an additional 3 cardholders so 450 + 175 / 4 = arond 160 per person and found 3 people who i trust not to spend money on the card but only for status purposes willing to spend 160 for a card that gives automatic spg gold, and access to many lounges including aa admirals club (which is 300/year w/o plat card) among other benefits   make sure you call them to make sure the numbers are still right though

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 08:56:01 AM »
you dont need any promos  i recommend doing what i did  i signed up for the card (albeit for a 100k mr bonus offer) but maintain the $450 annual fee bec it costs a flat $175 for an additional 3 cardholders so 450 + 175 / 4 = arond 160 per person and found 3 people who i trust not to spend money on the card but only for status purposes willing to spend 160 for a card that gives automatic spg gold, and access to many lounges including aa admirals club (which is 300/year w/o plat card) among other benefits   make sure you call them to make sure the numbers are still right though
That is exactly what I ment,  yes the numbers are still right

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 12:43:27 PM »
The other option is of course to hang out at the front the the lounge and bum an entry!

I often will guest in total strangers-no skin off my back!
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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 03:19:01 PM »
nice, I was thinking of doing it with my bro, we split the cost of the ann fee. I will have to think about it.
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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2008, 03:49:22 PM »
you dont need any promos  i recommend doing what i did  i signed up for the card (albeit for a 100k mr bonus offer) but maintain the $450 annual fee bec it costs a flat $175 for an additional 3 cardholders so 450 + 175 / 4 = arond 160 per person and found 3 people who i trust not to spend money on the card but only for status purposes willing to spend 160 for a card that gives automatic spg gold, and access to many lounges including aa admirals club (which is 300/year w/o plat card) among other benefits   make sure you call them to make sure the numbers are still right though
is there any way to limit spending on the additional cards, and will the platinum card give the additional card holder elite status or is it just the account holder that gets the elite statuses

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2008, 04:00:41 PM »
Levi can confirm if this is correct or not but I believe that you can just walk into a lounge and show the card and you'll get in. As far as Elite statuses like SPG Gold etc. I don't know if the additional card holder will get as well.

Being that it's a business account, it should allow you to limit spending on it. But a word of warning: only split it with people you know and trust. When the second year comes around and all you have is an e-mail address for some guy who you split it with, you can end up getting royally screwed. I had a similar situation with a cell phone plan split amongst a bunch of guys. Bad idea.
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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2008, 04:06:20 PM »
if its possible i would limit the additional card holders to zero and it would basically just be a status/pass card i could give or lend out

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008, 04:16:39 PM »
is there any way to limit spending on the additional cards, and will the platinum card give the additional card holder elite status or is it just the account holder that gets the elite statuses
-Additional Plat cardholders will get SPG Gold.
-At the lounge they do swipe the card to confirm that it is active.
-You must be flying on the airline whose lounge you wish to enter on the same day.
-You can bring in your spouse and kids or 2 guests.
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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2008, 04:31:38 PM »
will spg gold by itself get you in to any lounge at the airport

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2008, 04:32:32 PM »
No.
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