The American Express Business Platinum Card is an incredibly popular premium card with one of the best all-around offerings for frequent business travelers with lounge access, generous fee credits, elite status with Marriott and Hilton, and an incredible 5x Membership Rewards on airfare spend.
One of the most lucrative benefits of the card has been the Platinum Global WeWork Access. The benefit gives Amex Platinum Business cardholders access to over 300 WeWork locations around the world during local business hours.
Unfortunately, the popular benefit is scheduled to expire at the end of 2020. And American Express has not made any announcement on extending it.
What is Amex’s WeWork Platinum Global Access?
With Platinum Global Access, Platinum Business cardholders have an exclusive benefit providing access to over 300 WeWork locations around the world during local business hours.
For frequent road-warriors, the benefit is incredibly valuable especially given that (pre-pandemic) hot desk memberships at a single WeWork location could cost over $500 a month.
The benefit gives Platinum Business cardholders a secure place to set up your laptop and get work done with reliable Wi-Fi and free refreshments. It also gives access to WeWork amenities including phone booths, events, and location-specific benefits such as gyms.
While WeWork has faced rocky times recently, it’s still the largest company in the coworking sector. Locations around the world make it a reliable oasis for business travelers looking for a place with reliable internet and coffee.
The benefit was originally introduced in 2019 and extended through 2020. Assuming that an extension is not forthcoming, losing it is a massive devaluation for Amex Business Platinum cardholders.
Of course, the card still comes with a rich portfolio of other travel benefits so many cardholders will probably decide it’s worth keeping the card even after the devaluation.
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