4Runner wrote:By the way, if you need to ask about the card, then it is not the one for you.
2percentPlus wrote:Oh, pardon me, sir.
You must enjoy your Centurion concierge, that is not worth $20,000+ a year to me.
bravo4 wrote:Wannabe's always say it's not worth it. Even worse are the ones that say the declined an invitation. Amex didn't send out ANY invitations in 2011 and this has been confirmed multiple times (here's just one example), but there's a bunch of misinformation from a bunch of morons who think they know. What invitation? Post a picture of it here in the forums and prove it!
It's totally worth it if you use the benefits. US Airways Platinum status alone costs $3,000. Delta Platinum could arguably be worth the same. That's $6,000 in value right there, if you use it. For the renewal years, the $2,500 makes that look like a bargain. Again, if you use it.
There's a lo of other benefits too. It's been more than worth it for me, but I'm no wannabe.
UPS Gregg wrote:I can definitely say I am a wannabe. Someone that wants to be that guy that avoids paying thousands of dollars in annual fees for services and savings that don't even offset the fees. I'd rather use that money for extra cash to spoil the wife and kids with. The smiles on their faces from genuinely enjoying themselves with the money is much more valuable than the selfish gratification I'd feel from OVER PAYING annual fees basically just to get seat upgrades, maybe avoid checked luggage fees, and sit in a luxury lounge. At best the Centurion card is nothing more than a wallet sised status symbol.
I can MAYBE see myself having an Amex Platinum if I was a frequent flyer. And I mean very frequent. At least with that card the value of the benefits is offset by anyone that practically lives in airports and airplanes. Those of us that think the black card is way overpriced may or may not be "morons" but at least we have enough humility to refrain from slandering others simply for not wanting a pricey prestigious charge card. To some of us value and status in an airport mean two different things. To me anyway. But I AM a wannabe.