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American Express has announced that it will be opening an absolutely massive new Centurion lounge at Atlanta Hartfield Jackson International Airport in 2023. Here’s the details of what we know thus far, but as someone who uses ATL as a home airport… I’m excited. Since I’m an Amex Platinum cardholder, if I’m flying on Delta, I’ll pop into one of the 9 Delta SkyClubs at ATL. While it’s nice to be able to escape the terminal, they’re usually quite crowded and offer inferior quality food and drinks compared to the 15 Amex Centurion Lounges around the world.
New Atlanta Centurion Lounge details
- 26,000 square feet
- Completion in 2023
- Terminal E
There are currently 15 Amex Centurion Lounges in the world.
Once the new lounge in Altanta debuts, it’ll be by far the largest.
Centurion Lounge Access rules
- Amex Platinum + Business Platinum Cardholders can access the lounge with 2 guests complimentary.
- You need a same day boarding pass on any airline
- Access begins 3 hours prior to departure ( unless you’re on a connecting flight )
- no arrival access
- Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express and Delta Business Reserve can access with a Delta boarding pass same day
- Can bring up to 2 guests at $50 a piece.
- Amex Centurion can bring 2 guests or immediate family at no extra cost.
- Only Amex Platinum cardholders ( primary and additional ) will have access
- guests will be $50 a person
- this is waived if you spend $75k a year on your card
- guests will be $50 a person
- Centurion benefits will remain unchanged
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based.
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners
Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.
- 3x on dining
- including eligible delivery services for takeout
- 3x on select streaming services
- 3x on online grocery purchases
- (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
- 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
- $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
- The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
- 10% Anniversary Bonus
- Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
- Primary rental car coverage is my favorite
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.