RidgeRacerJM wrote:$450, is a good chunk of money, so just thought I could get other's opinions. Thanks for everyone's insight!
Check out this American Express Platinum card from Ameriprise.https://www.ameriprise.com/cash-cards-and-lending/cards/platinum-card-from-american-express.asp
You get all platinum benefits...Your world wide lounge access and 1st year $450 waived.
You get 5000 membership rewards points which is good too.
I have heard people say in frequent flyer forums that some of them have cancelled the card before the annual renewal and still were able to use in in some International airports in Europe and Africa.
Once approved you will get the card with expiry date for next 4 years.
The fun part is most Lounge attenders just admit the passenger and his companions by seeing the platinum card and they do not validate if its active or cancelled ;-).