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Continental explains end of Amex partnership
Continental Airlines' decision not to renew its partnership with American Express is not related to the carrier's merger with United Airlines, Continental spokeswoman Julie King said Thursday.
Effective Sept. 30, 2011, American Express' most elite customers — those who carry the Platinum and Centurion cards - will no longer have the blue carpet rolled out for them at Continental's airport clubs. The President's Clubs, with their free beverages, snacks and Internet access, are some of the travel benefits offered to holders of the Platinum card, which has a $450 annual fee. The Centurion card is the black card sent to American Express' wealthiest clients and gives customers access to the Continental airport clubs.
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