American Express to Remove Access to Priority Pass Restaurants Starting August 1, 2019

U.S. American Express is removing Priority Pass restaurants from their membership starting on August 1, 2019. Gary from View From The Wing broke the news this morning with a statement from American Express.  

Effective August 1 “the Priority Pass Membership benefit offered on American Express Platinum and Centurion Cards and Hilton Ascend, Hilton Aspire, and Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ Cards will no longer include complimentary access to non-lounge airport experiences.” 

 If you have the U.S. American Express Platinum card or any co-branded cards that offer Priority Pass Select as a benefit, you will no longer receive a $28 dining credit per person at Priority Pass restaurants.

Lounge access and sleeper suites (like Minute Suites) are not affected by these changes.

If you have multiple Priority Pass cards from other credit issuers, I recommend labeling the cards, so you don’t accidentally use an Amex one and accrue a “surprise” $28 charge.

Other travel credit cards that also offer Priority Pass Select membership include:

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve

  • U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve

  • Citi Prestige

  • CNB Crystal Visa Infinite

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