After a long weekend of Navy SEAL Foundation events, followed by a visit to Raymond James Stadium for a Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Bucs football game, a relaxing meal and drinks at the Tampa airport was awesome.
If you are an Amex Platinum cardholder make sure you sign up for Priority Pass. Many cardholders don’t realize this benefit is available or think they can just show their Amex platinum card for entrance to Priority Pass clubs like you were visiting a Delta club under the lounge access benefit. Not the case. You need a membership card for Priority Pass clubs. Request it here — one fore each of your cardholders. Check the Priority Pass app or website to see what clubs are available at every airport worldwide before you go. Make sure you know if guests are free or not as some clubs only allow the cardholder access and charge extra for guests.
At TPA visit the Cafe by Mise En Place Restaurant with Priority Pass and receive a $28 credit toward food and beverages per person for you and a guest. We enjoyed a nice glass of wine, a couple of beers, sandwiches, salads and even an appetizer. Four of us ate and the bill was under $100. This is a nice benefit and was much better than the crowded American Airlines club — don’t all the American Airlines clubs seem overcrowded lately??? Centurion clubs are so much better, just to mention another Amex Platinum benefit!
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