We don’t discuss the ‘high net worth’ American Express Centurion card much on Head for Points, even though a fair few of our readers have one.
My personal view is that, unlike Amex Platinum, the Centurion card offers terrible value for money however you look at it. The members I know are generally people who got it when it launched and have a grandfathered annual fee which is a lot less than you would pay today.
As with Amex Platinum, very few of them even use the card much. 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 is a poor return compared to other cards. You don’t even get double points on airline spend or foreign spend, as you would with Amex Gold. The value is in the top-tier hotel status cards, eg Hilton Diamond, and the member events programme.
Anyway, Surf Air – the new membership based private jet service operating from London City, run by ex-BA executive Simon Talling-Smith, has a new offer for Amex Centurion cardholders.
It is willing to offer you a free one-way flight from London City Airport to Zurich, or vice versa, to try out its service. Anika has already given it a go and you can read her review here.
If this sounds like something you want to try, Amex Centurion cardholders should visit this page of the Surf Air website (link removed as offer has expired).
You need to book by the end of January to fly by the end of March. You can take a friend for a 50% discount on the standard rate.