Free access to US Escape Lounges for American Express Platinum cardmembers

Posted on May 16, 2017 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards

Escape Lounges

What’s the deal with free access to US Escape Lounges?

MAG USA, the largest UK-owned airport group, has announced that Amex Platinum cardmembers (and up to 2 guests) will now enjoy complimentary access to the Escape Lounges in the United States. Standard walk-up entry usually costs $45 each (with $5 off if you pre-book), so you can save a pretty penny!

The US locations are now part of the American Express Global Lounge Collection. Right now, there are eight Escape Lounges, with five in the UK and the following three in the US:

  • Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford County, Connecticut
  • Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Escape Lounges

The lounges offer free high-speed WiFi, web-enabled tablets to use, printing facilities and charging outlets, as well as fresh food, well-stocked bars and dedicated reading areas.

How do I get the free access to US Escape Lounges deal?

If you’re an American Express Platinum cardmember, then your free access is now live; just head to the Escape Lounge front desk with your American Express Platinum card, same-day boarding pass and your valid government-issued ID.

What else do I need to know about the free access to US Escape Lounges deal?

In some cases, the cardmember must be at least 21 to enter the lounge without a parent or guardian.

You can read all the T&C of this great new Amex Platinum benefit here.