- Jun 17, 2013
Wow, the Platinum Charge has really gone to the dogs and with no annual fee decrease!
What on earth does Centurion give you for $5k pa then?
There is a thread that lists the benefits, and it's generally not that great, more a status symbol card, but then I guess it depends on individual circumstances as to what you use. As noted above, Qantas Club membership is useless to me as an LTG. I would continue flying oneworld post-pandemic so the Emirates status is also meaningless to me. That said, if I was doing regular international travel, the Centurion dining room in Centurion lounges I've heard is quite good in places like HKG. As would be fast tracks and transfers for booking with AMEX travel, which I already do internationally.What on earth does Centurion give you for $5k pa then?
Plus they also gave me 200k points, each of the last 2 years when I discussed cancellation, even though I rarely use it and had cancelled the Plat Charge that it was attached to a few years ago.It has been grandfathered (so far) for members who held the card before the credit was scrapped.
Interesting you say from the website. Maybe something I've missed but can you "downgrade" to, say, Gold charge from Plat internally?Fair enough - I've got mine still with PE as "companion" card. There's a number that are grandfathered like Rewards Advantage and Green.
You can't apply for these as a new customer from the website.
I'd be disappointed if they just offered this to the primary card holder as I already have Points Club Plus (and QF Platinum) but I'd find it an extremely useful benefit if Qantas Club was offered to an additional card holder too, like the current Priority Pass arrangement.Edit: The new Platinum benefit which is "just around the corner" better not be Qantas Club. Already get one useless QC membership through Points Club Plus, I don't need another. But I can see Qantas dishing it out to Amex Plat cardholders (at a reduced rate to Amex) to entice spend with Qantas.
It seems the US Plat card will no longer allow guests entry to the Centurion lounges from Feb 2023.