I was reading on flyer talk forums that maybe people are now not able to get the American Express Centurion card.
The thread is actually many pages long but the gist of it is… Â evidently until October 15th of this year you just needed to spend 250k in a rolling 12-month period. Â We were invited to the program but I still did not think the $5k was worth it.
Then, on their 3rd attempt they offered to waive the $5k fee so we enrolled. Â We were already paying for Platinum cards and priority passes at airports (we layover a lot due to flying out of Lincoln Nebraska) so that alone was about 75% of the annual fee of the Black Amex.
It has been interesting finally getting the African-American Express (Kanye West line). Â There are a lot of myths and BS out there about what you actually get and how the perks work.
But I digress…
Anyway so if you read deep enough into the story it says that when Amex lowered the spend limits and stuff some of the partners started lowering the value of the perks… and the super high end people who did pay the crazy fees got mad… which is obviously very understandable.
So if you tried to get a Black Amex after Oct 15th and got denied you are not alone. Â It will be interesting to see what happens.