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I'm curious if others have been in either of these situations, and what they have done. I may possibly be in one or both.
1. Flying Delta with one companion who doesn't eat or drink much. Amex Platinum doesn't give free guest access to Delta Skyclub, and the guest fee is $29. Would you offer to pay the $29, even if the person could eat elsewhere for $10 or $15? I'd probably grab a quick bite to eat and then join the other person at the gate.
2. Going to a Centurion lounge with three companions, all of whom eat a fair amount. Platinum only gives me two guests, although one of the three others has an Amex (I think) and so could conceivably buy a day pass for I think $50. $50 for one person may be a lot, but $50 for four people is great, so it's something to use. Not a time to just sit together by the gate.
But what if I was the only person with an Amex of any sort, and there was no way for the 3rd guest to come in? Have them wait by the door and ask someone to have them as a guest?
As I write this, that actually seems a reasonable solution to the second situation...but does anyone have other ideas?
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