Tip: It’s Possible to Access the Centurion Lounge Without Your Card
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Are you guilty of rushing out of your house before a trip and forgetting some of your travel essentials as a result? Even the most organized of us probably have encountered this at one time or another, but if you’re prepared with some useful information, you could be okay when it comes to lounge access at the airport. Just like being able to get digital access to Priority Pass lounges, it is possible to get access Centurion Lounges without having the physical credit card in your hand.
Entrance to all seven US Centurion Lounges is complimentary for cardholders of the Platinum Card® from American Express, American Express Centurion Card, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express and the Business Centurion Card. If you’re an authorized user on a primary cardholder’s account, you can also enter the lounge free of charge.
Luckily, if you forgot your card on the nightstand while rushing out of your house, Amex agents are able to grant you access to the lounge after confirming your account status and identity. That being said, it’s up to the discretion of the agent so it’s not advised to try your luck every single time. If you did forget your card at home, a Centurion Lounge agent can confirm that you’re a Platinum or Centurion cardholder and you’ll be allowed in the lounge.
Make sure you remember to sign up for the card before your trip to enjoy all of the benefits that come with it.