The American Express Platinum card usually offers huge club access benefits. But starting in March, they will no longer offer US Airways and American Airlines club access.
I’m a bit miffed because I applied to the card to get access to both US Airways and American (since I will be able to fly American next year), and its hefty $450 fee put a dent in my wallet.
The Flight Deal reports, however, that he received an offer for a $500 statement credit as an apology. Another person reported $200. So I will hold my finger off the cancel button until I hear my offer. (I don’t really churn cards much, but there is a pro-rated refund for cancellations).
Also, I was cited in an article today on why it is a bad idea to “gift miles” most of the time. This article is good timing because US Airways currently has a 100% bonus on sharing, which makes the fee to share the miles you already own actually worth it.
Finally, US Airways says it will adopt American’s food service procedures. This is a HUGE upgrade for US Airways. But, more on my opinion of the actual execution later 😉