Everyone needs to read the fine print in the recent email regarding the new August benefits. Notice gold members cannot access lounge. Hopefully a misprint.
No misprint and has been out publicly since the particulars of the new loyalty (or lack there of in some folks mind) were announced some time back.
Keep in mind that this is really a name change, not a loss of benefits or change of criteria.
The current Gold Elite (50 nights to achieve, has lounge access) is being renamed Platinum Elite (50 nights to achieve, has lounge access). If you are current/aka old Gold on July 31 you will become new Platinum on August 1. Minor changes to benefits but essentially the same and it continues to include lounge access.
The current Silver Elite (up to 49 nights, no lounge access) is being split into two tiers - Silver Elite 10-24 nights and Gold Elite 25-49 nights. Neither has lounge access but one of them will be called Gold after August 1.
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