American Express Centurion (“Black Card”) members have received US Airways Platinum status since 2007.
This was a benefit inherited from the US Airways-America West merger, where Centurion cardholders had FlightFund Gold status which was one level below top tier at the time.
The American Express relationship with US Airways and American Airlines ends March 22. And US Airways has extended the status of current elite members through the end of March.
Yesterday I wondered how these two changes would interact with each other — since Black Card Platinum members’ status would last through the end of the current American Express relationship, I wondered whether they’d be able to have their status extended prior to March 22nd.
One of my Centurion cardmember readers forwarded American Express’ response to him on this very subject:
Since you are currently enrolled, you will have the U.S. Airways Platinum status through Feb. 28, 2015
American Express Centurion Servicing
So even though current US Airways status extends past the end of the relationship the airline has with Amex, that status will still be extended through February 28, 2015.
Any Black Card holders out there who have not signed up for US Airways Platinum need to do it before March 22nd.
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