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Amex to launch Centurion card

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straitman

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One of these days I'll ring up AMEX and see what they'll do for me card-wise (been a member since 89). My Gold card is getting rather tatty..had it since 89 and as Mrs LW has a supplementary one, that'll really make her day to have a brand new card...
I'm not so luck. My only relationship with AMEX is a corporate card with an average spend of only about $1000/month although it has been closer to $3000/month this year.
 

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Hi All,

new to the board, stumbled across it somehow -

was reading bout the centaurian amex's and thought i should put my two cents in -

received a centaurian offer in roughly october 2004, accepted (got my work to pay for the subsciption fee) and to tell the truth, it isnt that flash - i have had a platiunum amex previously for bout 3 years (when it was still quite rare in Australia) which i thought was not that flash either - Centaurian give you free access to Priority Pass which is company that has Airport Lounge's around the world (like qantas club) and free travel insurance (just like platinum) and thats about all i know of - all it does is make every bl$$dy shop attendent ask "oh - i havent seen a black amex before - isnt it nice"

and that bout it - if there are any other advantages that i do not know about, can people pls fill me in, because i am sure i am not taking full advantage of the black card.


thx


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Amex Centurion Great product................

This is just such a great product................................. if you have incredibly small genitals
 
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Re: Amex Centurion Great product................

Nutcase said:
This is just such a great product................................. if you have incredibly small genitals
Someone must be jealous!!! :D

I've had a Centurion Card since May 04.

Since then I've not paid for any travel insurance for myself or my wife (4 os trips).

I've been to Hawaii J class for $4500 for 2 tickets, Mauritius F class for $5500 for 2 tickets, LAX F class for $9000 for 2 tickets, and Fiji J class $2000 for 2 tickets.

I've had a plumber out on a sunday an AMEX paid the 'call out' rate and I've had lunch at the China Club in HKK booking it (via an AMEX paid reverse charges 'phone call) the night before.

So far, I think it's been well worth the $2800 annual fee.

Cheers
 
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Re: Amex Centurion Great product................

MetroAir said:
Nutcase said:
This is just such a great product................................. if you have incredibly small genitals
Someone must be jealous!!! :D

I've had a Centurion Card since May 04.

Since then I've not paid for any travel insurance for myself or my wife (4 os trips).

I've been to Hawaii J class for $4500 for 2 tickets, Mauritius F class for $5500 for 2 tickets, LAX F class for $9000 for 2 tickets, and Fiji J class $2000 for 2 tickets.

I've had a plumber out on a sunday an AMEX paid the 'call out' rate and I've had lunch at the China Club in HKK booking it (via an AMEX paid reverse charges 'phone call) the night before.

So far, I think it's been well worth the $2800 annual fee.

Cheers
ever actually claimed a serious accident on the travel insurance?
 
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Fortunately no.... I've not had a serious accident with which to test the insurance (nor do I want one!)

Cheers
 

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Re: Amex Centurion Great product................

MetroAir said:
Nutcase said:
This is just such a great product................................. if you have incredibly small genitals
Someone must be jealous!!! :D

I've had a Centurion Card since May 04.

Since then I've not paid for any travel insurance for myself or my wife (4 os trips).

I've been to Hawaii J class for $4500 for 2 tickets, Mauritius F class for $5500 for 2 tickets, LAX F class for $9000 for 2 tickets, and Fiji J class $2000 for 2 tickets.

I've had a plumber out on a sunday an AMEX paid the 'call out' rate and I've had lunch at the China Club in HKK booking it (via an AMEX paid reverse charges 'phone call) the night before.

So far, I think it's been well worth the $2800 annual fee.

Cheers
Metro Air - Which Airlines were these companion deals with? I am especially interested in the LAX and Hawaii trips. What major airlines can you use with the Card?

Also when you paid your annual fee, was there a reduction in the fee, waiver or the normal $2800 (or whatever it is).

Paul
 

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Centurion - No Website Presence

Why does AMEX fail to even mention the existence of Centurion on their website. Surely if they put the information up, such as benefits, more people would know about it, consider applying and forking out the $2000+ p.a. I know i would look at it if i knew what the benefits were.

Paul
 

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Re: Centurion - No Website Presence

PaulZ said:
Why does AMEX fail to even mention the existence of Centurion on their website. Surely if they put the information up, such as benefits, more people would know about it, consider applying and forking out the $2000+ p.a. I know i would look at it if i knew what the benefits were.

Paul
Centurion is strictly by initiation only. I've asked about it not being on the web and apparently to keep it discreet they won't be putting it up any time soon. I received a invitation for the card and even that had no details besides sign here if you'd like the card and then can review the benefits before choosing to activate your membership.
 

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Overseas issued Centurion Card

My Centurion card is issued overseas, it's a suppli card only. I normally reside in Sydney though. I called the Australian Cennturion call centre today but they refused to provide to me general information on what sort of lifestyle benefits I could use while I am in Sydney.

It's quite disappointing, really! I thought many Centurion Cardholders are not based in one city/ country all the time, yet the benefits they provide are so "card-issuing country based"

May be some of you Aussie Centurion members can tell me what sort of special previleage you are enjoying locally... Like private club recipricoal entry, special event or the like?
 

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Re: Overseas issued Centurion Card

hl6880 said:
My Centurion card is issued overseas, it's a suppli card only. I normally reside in Sydney though. I called the Australian Cennturion call centre today but they refused to provide to me general information on what sort of lifestyle benefits I could use while I am in Sydney.
I see they really value the customers they have.
 

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Re: Overseas issued Centurion Card

cpl said:
hl6880 said:
My Centurion card is issued overseas, it's a suppli card only. I normally reside in Sydney though. I called the Australian Cennturion call centre today but they refused to provide to me general information on what sort of lifestyle benefits I could use while I am in Sydney.
I see they really value the customers they have.
Yeah so what is that "worldwide service" they boast about?
 

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Re: Overseas issued Centurion Card

hl6880 said:
Yeah so what is that "worldwide service" they boast about?
Maybe they need to change the company name to Worldwide Express and then they may realise there is more than one country in the world.
 

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Jobu said:
http://www.americanexpress.com/australia/personal/cards/benefits/centurion.shtml

American Express said:
Distinct. Superior. The Ultimate. The Centurion Card.
:roll:
American Express said:
The Centurion Card is renowned as the most exclusive card in the world. It is the most distinguished level of American Express Cardmembership.

The Centurion Card is not for everyone. Membership is reserved for existing American Express Cardmembers who have shown the highest level of commitment. Access to Centurion membership is only available to a select circle of people around the world and is by invitation only.

Distinct. Superior. The Ultimate. The Centurion Card.
but no benefits details!?
 

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Re: Overseas issued Centurion Card

hl6880 said:
My Centurion card is issued overseas, it's a suppli card only. I normally reside in Sydney though. I called the Australian Cennturion call centre today but they refused to provide to me general information on what sort of lifestyle benefits I could use while I am in Sydney.

It's quite disappointing, really! I thought many Centurion Cardholders are not based in one city/ country all the time, yet the benefits they provide are so "card-issuing country based"
With AMEX Platinum or Centurion you are always required to contact your issue of country for anything. It's a AMEX policy. Might seem unfair but it seems to be the way they do things.
 
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netaddict said:
hl6880 said:
My Centurion card is issued overseas, it's a suppli card only. I normally reside in Sydney though. I called the Australian Cennturion call centre today but they refused to provide to me general information on what sort of lifestyle benefits I could use while I am in Sydney.

It's quite disappointing, really! I thought many Centurion Cardholders are not based in one city/ country all the time, yet the benefits they provide are so "card-issuing country based"
With AMEX Platinum or Centurion you are always required to contact your issue of country for anything. It's a AMEX policy. Might seem unfair but it seems to be the way they do things.
As a Centurion member (and possibly Plat) they accept your reverse charges call back to SYD for anything, so it's not an issue - they will organise anything through their local office if needed or if they can't do it.
 

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Centurion Card - Membership Points Earn Rate

Just wondering how many points you earn per $ spent? Is there a limit to the number of points you can earn at that rate?

Thanks for the info
 

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Re: Centurion Card - Membership Points Earn Rate

PaulZ said:
Just wondering how many points you earn per $ spent? Is there a limit to the number of points you can earn at that rate?

Thanks for the info
Hi,

First time on this forum.

FYI, with Centurion, you earn 1.5 points for ever $1 up to $500K. After that, it reverts to 1 point per $1.

There is no cap on how much you can earn.
 

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Re: Centurion Card - Membership Points Earn Rate

armanie said:
PaulZ said:
Just wondering how many points you earn per $ spent? Is there a limit to the number of points you can earn at that rate?

Thanks for the info
Hi,

First time on this forum.

FYI, with Centurion, you earn 1.5 points for ever $1 up to $500K. After that, it reverts to 1 point per $1.

There is no cap on how much you can earn.
armanie,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for the information.

I don't think this is ever likely to be an issue for me :!: :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
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