Money card wrote:Tell me something how long has this card been around and how long has the Centurion been around?
Will this card give you free helicopter rides around major cities? Do you get free limousines rides where ever your business needs you to be? Do you get private concierge service? What's the purchase protection on damaged items at the stores? Checked bag luggage what do you get?
and what's the annual fee on this card?
Centurion has been in existence since 1991, as the American Express Bank Privileged Customer Card. PCC was a bespoke solution where you could be invited if you were a member of AmEx Private Wealth Management (Later spun off to AmEx Financial Advisory, and then created what is now Ameriprise Financial) and given Platinum benefits, with deferred debit and other "benefits" you requested they add. Centurion was created in it's present name and state in 1996, and the titanium version of the card came into use in 2001.
For the record, you do not get free helicopter rides, nor free limo rides. These are all items you have to order and pay for with CTS (Centurion Travel Services). It doesn't matter if you use the personal version of the Centurion, or the business version. They won't give you free helicopter rides. Especially at the present cost of gas.
The only free items, beyond the normal perks of Centurion given are things like gift cards, or small items from Gucci or the like. These are given to Centurion customers not by AmEx but by the advertising partner which is attempting to lure High-Wealth customers, or at the very least High-Spend customers into their store/boutique. AmEx actually makes money off of giving these free items to customers.
I assure you, having had a Centurion business card since 2002, and a personal card since 2004; there are no free limo rides, or helicopter rides. You can show up at 200 Vesey Street in NY, and try to eat at the AmEx cafeteria but it still won't be free.