I am currently using and paying a $450 annual fee on each of these cards. I think that the benefits of these cards are valuable enough that I may keep them indefinitely.
When the annual fee became due on my American Express Platinum card, I called the retention department and told them I was thinking of cancelling my card. They offered me 25,000 Membership Reward points if I would keep the card. I took the deal.
This is a review of the American Express Centurion lounge at the Dallas (DFW) airport. I’ve posted the bar and massage menus, and give you my take on whether or not it’s worth holding the AMEX Platinum card with its $450 fee just so you can get Centurion Lounge access.
If you hold an American Express Platinum or Centurion card, you are eligible for shipboard credit on your cruise if you book it with the American Express travel office (see updated info below.) The name of the program is American Express Cruise Privileges.