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Amex platinum
« on: February 20, 2009, 01:42:58 AM »
Does anyone know if the airport lounges check the amex plat card to see if its yours?
I was wondering if i borrowed someone's amex plat card, would i be able to get into the lounges?

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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 02:21:52 AM »
Yes they check it and they swipe it

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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 08:59:39 AM »
Will they look at the name on the card and match it up to my license? They can swipe it, it doesnt charge anything...

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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009, 07:10:15 PM »
how much does amex plat. cost a year

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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 04:46:33 PM »
Rumor has it (I can't personally confirm) that even a cancelled AMEX Plat works for lounge access.
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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 03:04:03 PM »
if you try using a cancelled amex plat for lounge access, is there any risk?
if they swipe it and let you in, will they then charge your (closed) account?

p.s. if instead of canceling, u just downgrade to a cheaper charge card, the account number will be the same and the card has more chance of still working

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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 03:09:20 PM »
if you try using a cancelled amex plat for lounge access, is there any risk?
if they swipe it and let you in, will they then charge your (closed) account?

p.s. if instead of canceling, u just downgrade to a cheaper charge card, the account number will be the same and the card has more chance of still working
That's a good point indeed! I would really like to know if anyone has tried this. If not I'll try it myself. If they swipe the card and it authorizes properly, there should be no way for them to tell if it is actually a platinum account anymore.
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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009, 03:09:32 PM »
There's no risk, the worst that could happen is they deny you entry because it's closed.
They definitely won't charge you for entry.
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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009, 04:45:24 PM »
they dont swipe it to charge you. They are checking to see if it is a live card I believe. Levi would know for sure.

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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2009, 05:35:40 PM »
And they ask to see ID as well? or just swipe it?

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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2009, 07:37:46 PM »
They do check ID and your boarding pass
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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2009, 07:38:07 PM »
Of course they check ID and they check the ticket - you must be flying that day with that airline in your name with your card...AND they swipe it to confirm that it is active, but they DO NOT charge it.

I sure hope that answers all the questions.
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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2009, 08:03:09 PM »
Thanks guys! Appreciate it!

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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 12:47:46 AM »
p.s. if instead of canceling, u just downgrade to a cheaper charge card, the account number will be the same and the card has more chance of still working
The answer is YES, the 2 cards will have the same account number, the platinum card will be active and therefore when they swipe the card it will work.
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Re: Amex platinum
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2009, 07:15:37 AM »
When does one pay the annual fee for the card, and if you cancel the card before the year is up, do you only pay for the amount of time you had the card proportionately?