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- Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:11 pm
- Location: New York, NY
Wow...I just had this same question from a friend of mine not 15 minutes ago. He just got the card and he said he didn't think he'd have much use for the benefits in spite of the fact that he does a fairly decent amount of traveling. I told him there are tons of travel benefits and the concierge is just gravy. I have used the concierge services that my various cards offer on occasion and it's just nice to have them. My Escape concierge has come up with a couple of great gift ideas, made restaurant suggestions and reservations, and the one time I had a flight cancellation, I just called them up and they took care of contacting the airline and rebooking a better flight for me than what the airline rebooked me on. Moreover, as I had to spend the night in the city I was affected in, the concierge first booked me into a hotel and reminded me that my trip interruption insurance would cover the cost. He said to charge the hotel to the card, get documentation supporting the flight cancellation and I was good to go. It certainly made me feel 100% better about a flight interruption!
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