JCarter wrote:If you have the spending requirements and credit history then obtaining an invite shouldn't be a problem. However if someone needed to give you a VP referral or push through an invite it needs to come from Robin Korn, Steve Selwood or James Bush.
So unless you know/work with board members at AmEx or senior level executives you are most likely out of luck.
I hear this is not longer the case as this method has been abused.
DoingHomework wrote:There was a guy on here a while back, possibly "Bravo" something, who would get you a card under his consulting company...
Good eye... this was true, thought about it, but thought twice and never extended a formal offer... no one on this board is truly that serious anyway. If anyone knew anything about the Centurion card and wanted to know more and be a part of a community where they gather, they would be chatting on another board where there are a LOT of *actual* Centurion cardholders (Flyertalk.com).
DavidNY wrote:IIRC the guy would add a user but wouldn't send them the card nor details, so they couldn't really use it.
That must have been someone else. That makes sense also for the status. I personally know this has occured between willing participants on Flyertalk.com (not me).
Maximilian wrote:I have zero interest in being an AU on someone else's card... have a negative impact on my credit report as well.
JCarter wrote:Incorrect. Public records are not shared, and you could always call AmEx demanding removal of the credit line. Deleting any bad data.
JCarter is correct. It's amazing to find someone who knows what they are talking about on this board when it comes to the Centurion card. A lot of mis-information on here, but this gentleman is correct.
FastSRT8 wrote:Never thought the card to be as powerful as it is... until you have one. I am totally enjoying using mine.
[quote="maceto"]To clarify: if a person can join by just paying their way in- the card would soon lose it's value. QUOTE]
Correct, that is why as of September 1, 2012 no Centurion cardholders, whether Business or Personal, can add more than 2 AU's. Big change. That also comes along with an AU cardholder fee increase to $2,500. These changes, along with the initiation fee being $7,500 now (has been for some time, I don't recall when this change was made), will eventually make it more exclusive.
If you really want to learn more about the Centurion card, you're on the wrong board, go to Flyertalk.com (if the mod/owner doesn't edit this).