This entire article is now out of date.
At the time I did look in my American Express app, pulled up the available JFK lounges, and found that the Virgin Clubhouse was no longer there. So this *definitely* did happen.
Shortly after publication of that article, Capital One reached out with a correction: Venture X cardholders would still have access to all US Virgin Clubhouses.
Amex never reached out, and the removal of the lounges from their app seemed pretty clear, but today MilesTalk Facebook Group moderator A.R. pointed me to an article from Live and Let’s Fly that indicated Plaza Premium confirmed no change to policy including Amex cards.
I just went on to verify this on the Amex app and, indeed, it’s back.
I have no idea when it was put back on the Amex app and I’m at least a week reporting this, but at least now if you have any of the cards that worked before – The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, or a Capital One Venture X Credit Card – you still have access.
The Virgin Clubhouse remains my favorite lounge in the US.
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