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American Express and US Airways Partner to Add US Airways® Club Access for Platinum Card® & Centurion® MembersCard Members Flying on Any Airline Can Access US Airways Club Locations that Day
NEW YORK,  July 15, 2010 -- 

American Express and US Airways announced today that consumer, small business and corporate Platinum Card and Centurion members will now have access to US Airways' 17 US Airways Clubs in 13 cities, expanding the American Express Airport Club Access Program. This agreement is unique in that Card members can access US Airways Club locations regardless of which airline they are flying that day.

To access a US Airways Club, Card members simply present the club representative with their Platinum Card or Centurion Card and a government-issued ID. Card members may also be accompanied by their spouse and children, or up to two traveling companions, in the airport lounges at no additional charge.

"We try to make our Card members feel special when they travel," said Ayesha Almeida, Vice President, Platinum and Centurion Product Management. "Our popular Airport Club Access Program, among other benefits, does just that. Card members who are passionate about travel enjoy an enhanced airport experience. Adding US Airways to the Airport Club Access Program is an exciting addition to the program and another valuable reason to carry the Platinum Card or Centurion Card."

"American Express Card members are a perfect fit for the US Airways Club," said Fernand Fernandez, US Airways' Director, Dividend Miles. "With the option of 17 US Airways Clubs in 13 cities, personalized service and an array of complimentary amenities, premium Card members can easily find respite from the hustle and bustle of the airport."

In addition to access to the US Airways Club, The Airport Club Access Program allows Card members access to Delta Sky ClubTM, American Airlines Admirals© Club and Continental Airlines Presidents Club®. To take advantage of these clubs, Card members must present their Card, government-issued ID and have a valid same-day ticket for travel on the corresponding airline.

US Airways Clubs offer services including: complimentary wireless internet powered by T-MobileTM HotSpotTM, complimentary beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, premium alcohol available for purchase, personal reservation assistance, cable TV, newspapers and periodicals, and business workstations.

Card members will have the opportunity to access US Airways Clubs in the following airport locations: Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte (2), Greensboro, Hartford/Springfield, Los Angeles (LAX), New York (LGA), Philadelphia (2), Phoenix (3), Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Tampa, Washington, DC (DCA)

About the Platinum Card and Centurion Card from American Express
Launched in 1984, the Platinum Card from American Express was the first of its kind in the market and meets the needs and desires of the affluent consumer. For more than 25 years, American Express has continued to evolve and enhance the Card by adding new benefits and services to meet the changing needs of Card members. Today, the Platinum Card offers more than 40 distinctive benefits and services, including: airport club access, special amenities such as room upgrades and guaranteed late check-outs at more than 600 of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts; and access to once-in-a-lifetime "By Invitation Only®" experiences from private events with leading designers throughout NY/Milan Fashion weeks to access to tennis champions at Wimbledon. Platinum Card members also enjoy an exceptional level of personal service through our dedicated team of customer care professionals within Platinum Card Customer Service, Concierge and Travel Service. The Platinum Card also provides Card members with a wide array of incremental protections that are synonymous with the American Express brand and reputation. The Business Platinum Card offered by OPEN from American Express® is designed specifically to meet the needs and desires of the small business owner and delivers the purchasing power, flexibility, control and rewards to help customers run their business. Through its Global Commercial Card group, American Express also offers the Corporate Platinum Card, featuring exclusive benefits and world-class services for senior executives. To learn more, visit www.americanexpress.com/platinum.

The Centurion Card, launched in 1999, pushes the boundaries of what a Card can offer. It is by invitation only and is designed to provide remarkable benefits and services to individuals with demanding lifestyles who need a higher level of personalized service.

About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, twitter.com/americanexpress and youtube.com/americanexpress.  

About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 31,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration for its Charlotte hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com.


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Desiree Fish212.640.4761desiree.c.fish@aexp.com

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