Today we’re traveling from Toronto to Penticton via Vancouver, and just popped into the lounge for a quick and free breakfast.
We’re NOT traveling executive class today, but get access to Air Canada and the Star Alliance partner lounges with my American Express Platinum credit card .
Ed uses a CIBC VISA card, but he only gets one Aeroplan reward point per dollar, whereas I earn 1.5 points per dollar with my American Express card.
I estimate that I save about $30.00 for each visit, as I usually grab a meal, check my email (there’s no free access at the boarding gates), and a beer or other drink if I’m flying in the afternoon. So, with the amount that I/we travel, paying a little bit extra per year for these cards is entirely worth it.
Oh ya, Rick Mercer is in the lounge at the moment too — although I expect that the CBC coughs up the fee for his credit card. 🙂
If you’re interested, you can check out the other American Express® AIR MILES® Credit Card features through this link.
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