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- Location: Texas
If lounge access is your biggest issue, you can buy a Priority Pass to get that. Be aware that Continental is dropping free access for Amex Platinum holders soon, I think.
If you do want to keep the card, then you probably should; it sounds as if you make back nearly what the annual fee is at least.
Before just blindly renewing I would try negotiating for a lower renewal fee. You should hem and haw a bit about how you're sitting on the fence, etc. If they won't lower the fee, see if you can get a comp hotel night stay out of them or maybe 5,000 extra rewards points as a token of appreciation for renewing.
If you're a responsible customer of means, they should be willing to bow and scrape a bit for your business.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.