New Amex Centurion Black Card changes

Posted on November 1, 2019 by in American Express, American Express Membership Rewards, Travel Deals, Travel News

The Amex Centurion Card or the Black Card is one of the most prestige cards to get, it is so prestigious you need an invitation to use it. The annual fee for the card was already high and now they announced an increase in the price. However, following the increase in the annual price, they added new benefits for the card.

Amex Centurion card changes

Amex announced they are doubling the annual fee that is currently $2,500. This change will not affect current users until they renew the card. Amex is also adding some new benefits to the card. What you need to know about the card:

  • The initiation fee for the card is $10,000
  • The annual fee is $5,000
  • There are no foreign transaction fees
  • You get airport lounge access to American Express Centurion lounges, Delta lounges, Priority Pass, Plaza Premium lounges, Escape lounges and Airspace lounges
  • Hilton Diamond and IHG Rewards Club Platinum status comes with the card
  • You can also get Delta Platinum status

Ne benefits they added to the card:

  • Complimentary CLEAR membership
  • You also get $1,000 Saks credit per year
  • Equinox Destination Access Membership
  • Membership at the Private Suite at LAX

While this card offers good benefits, the annual fee is quite high and it is really hard to get it. Amex platinum offers similar benefits, much lower annual fee and it is easier to acquire.

The Amex Platinum card

Probably the more affordable option with good benefits is the Amex Platinum card. The annual fee is still quite high, but nothing compared to the black card. What you need to know about the card:

  • You can earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months
  • The annual fee is $550
  • $200 airline statement credit
  • Just like the Centurion card, you get airport lounge access to American Express Centurion lounges, Delta lounges, Priority Pass, Plaza Premium lounges, Escape lounges and Airspace lounges
  • You can earn one Membership Rewards point for every dollar you spend on eligible purchases
  • You can also get Elite status at Hilton Gold and Marriott Gold


About the author: Mila Kostic is a native of Belgrade, Serbia. After majoring in sociology at the Belgrade University she has been working as tutor and coach. Prior to taking on her role at Mighty Travels, she wrote for a video games, fitness, and health lifestyle website. After starting her work with the Mighty Travels team she discovered her passion for travel and travel writing. Now, she is focused on bringing you the newest travel news. In her portfolio here at Mighty Travels, you can find articles on Airline news, hottest credit card deals, tips and tricks on earning miles and much more. You can reach her at [email protected]

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