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Amex Platinum – access to Eurostar lounges

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  • sarah_kp

    I’ve just signed up for the Amex Platinum card and have been approved. Does anyone know if this will be enough to enter the Eurostar lounge in London and Paris? Or will I need the actual card to do so?

    PeteM

    You need the actual physical UK card.

    sarah_kp

    Arg, what a shame! Thanks for clarifying though, Pete.

    TGLoyalty

    my experience over the past week was that it was checked to see if name matched the ticket and the back to check where it was issued.

    The physical card usually arrives within a couple days though.

    Biki

    I went into the one in Belgium last week and they only looked at the back of my card to see it was a UK issued one. The ticket name wouldn’t have matched anyway as i was on a work trip and they were all in the name of the company.

    Matt

    Do Platinum business cards still not get access? Is that checked/noticed?
    Do they scan cards at all ie will a cancelled personal card work?

    Thanks

    cats_are_best

    Do Platinum business cards still not get access? Is that checked/noticed?
    Do they scan cards at all ie will a cancelled personal card work?

    Thanks

    I’ve used Amex a few times over the years when I’ve had a gap in Carte Blanche, they seemed to just check name vs. ticket, I never had them check if the card is working, I’d think it’d be too much hassle/delay to justify. If the card expiry date hasn’t been reached I think you’ll be fine.

    JDB

    Do Platinum business cards still not get access? Is that checked/noticed?
    Do they scan cards at all ie will a cancelled personal card work?

    Thanks

    I’ve used Amex a few times over the years when I’ve had a gap in Carte Blanche, they seemed to just check name vs. ticket, I never had them check if the card is working, I’d think it’d be too much hassle/delay to justify. If the card expiry date hasn’t been reached I think you’ll be fine.

    As you have chosen to advise on this topic, may I ask a) if the dishonesty aspect is fine as well and b) is the contractual obligation both not to use the card and to destroy the card on cancellation also not an issue?

    PeteM

    As you have chosen to advise on this topic, may I ask a) if the dishonesty aspect is fine as well and b) is the contractual obligation both not to use the card and to destroy the card on cancellation also not an issue?

    Classic JDB zinger 🙂

    Matt

    Cats_are_best: You were right – checked name/country of issue and possibly expiry date. Just a guy standing in the doorway, so no option for scanning cards.

    Edit: oh dear, I see the security guards JDB has alerted are checking everyone’s right to be here….

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    dougzz99

    Cats_are_best: You were right – checked name/country of issue and possibly expiry date. Just a guy standing in the doorway, so no option for scanning cards.

    Edit: oh dear, I see the security guards JDB has alerted are checking everyone’s right to be here….

    Normal forum behaviour is to play the ball not the man.

    Lady London

    I went into the one in Belgium last week and they only looked at the back of my card to see it was a UK issued one. The ticket name wouldn’t have matched anyway as i was on a work trip and they were all in the name of the company.

    What did you think of the Brussels lounge, @Biki?

    Biki

    It was first thing in the morning and they only had some pastries out food wise. There were soft drinks and beers in the fridges. It’s a much nicer space to wait rather than the general public area, but i wouldn’t get there early to use it!

    Lady London

    Tx @Biki

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