American Express is trying to step up their product offering in India after a very very long time (say 5 years!). In 2012, they came up with the American Express Jet Airways co-branded credit card, which has been in my wallet since, and now they are adding some serious muscle to their existing offerings.
American Express cards did not offer much of Lounge access in India, apart from access to the Mumbai and Delhi Platinum lounge, that too, not for everyone, only Platinum and Centurion Card holders, and Jet Platinum Credit Card holders without any guests. Of course, Platinum Card holders and Centurion Card holders get Priority Passes as well, but this did not have the convenience of having a visit to a lounge just by presenting your card.
Since early March, American Express has however changed that. They’ve added 7 new lounges across various cities in India, with complimentary access for Amex Platinum/Centurion card holders and their supplementary card holders, and INR 500 charges for other American Express cards.
Like the terms note, this arrangement is valid for Amex cards issued in India. However, at the lounge in Delhi, I’ve noticed that they welcome some other Amex’s as well, so it may well worth be checking out.
- Check-in: Mumbai Airport on the way to Delhi on Jet Airways & stopover at Carnations Lounge
- Check-in: Delhi Airport Terminal 3 on the way to Mumbai on Jet Airways & Lounging at the Plaza Premium Lounge