American Express continue to add to the services available to card members at Sydney Airport. Platinum (and Centurion) Card Members now have access to the fast track Express Path process through immigration and security checks on departure at the Sydney International Terminal.
Express Path access through immigration and security is normally the province of passengers travelling in a premium cabin or have a sufficiently high elite memberships status with the airline they are departing with.
American Express have extended this offer to passengers who are travelling without such a benefit being available. To take advantage of this offer, Cardholders of the relevant American Express cards need to present your Platinum (or Centurion) Card and boarding pass at the Express Path entry on departure.
Eligible cards for the Express Path Access are:
- The American Express Centurion Card
- The American Express Platinum Card
- The American Express Platinum Business Card
- The American Express Platinum Corporate Card
American Express offer cardholders a number of benefits at Sydney Airport, and this latest offer comes on top of access to the new American Express lounge at Sydney Airport.
Being a premium product, The Platinum Card by American Express does not come cheaply. However, for the price, it does include a number of benefits that may overall provide value that exceeds the cost of the card. The current annual fee for the card is $1,200. To apply for the card you will need an annual income of greater than $100,000 p.a. and be able to meet the American Express credit requirements.
For further information refer to the American Express Good Going page.
The full Terms and Conditions of the offer:
*The Eligible Cards listed below have access to the Express Path Lane located at Sydney International Airport Terminal 1 Departures when travelling through Sydney International Airport on an airline ticket / frequent flyer status that is not eligible for Express Path. The Eligible Card must be current and issued by American Express Australia Limited.
- American ExpressÂ® Centurion Card
- American ExpressÂ® Platinum Card
- American ExpressÂ® Business Centurion Card
- American ExpressÂ® Business Platinum Card
- American ExpressÂ® Platinum Corporate Card
Access to Express Path is available to the Eligible Card Member, (Including the Supplementary Card Member associated with the Basic Card Member) and up to four (4) travelling companions upon the presentation of the Eligible Card by the Basic or Supplementary Card Member to the security guard located at the entry point of the Express Path lane. If the Eligible Card Member has been issued an Express Path ticket by a participating airline, on the basis of airline ticket or frequent flyer status, then that airline issued Express Path ticket must be used and the above American Express cards may not be used to access Express Path.
The name on the American Express Card must match the name on the boarding pass. All passengers departing Sydney International Airport, including those accessing Express Path are required to comply with all airport security and customs screening requirements. Access to the Express Path Lane by eligible Card Members is available from the 20th January 2015 – 19th January 2016 and is subject to change or cancellation at any time.