• I visited the new American Express Centurion Lounge at JFK airport and saw why a $550 annual cardholder fee is worth it - see inside

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    The American Express Centurion Lounge at JFK Airport opened to guests on Friday.
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    American Express just opened the first Centurion Lounge at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
    The 12th Centurion Lounge in the US offers JFK passengers complimentary hot food and alcoholic beverages before departure, in addition to wellness offerings and the first airport speakeasy bar.
    Amex Platinum and Centurion cardholders, as well as Delta Air Lines Amex Reserve cardholders, can access the lounge up to three hours before their flight.
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  • I visited a COVID-19-themed boutique selling high-priced 'essentials' to wealthy shoppers in high-end malls alongside Hermes and Louis Vuitton stores - see inside

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    The COVID-19 Essentials store at The Mall at Short Hills.
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    COVID-19 Essentials is a chain of eight stores that sell high-end gadgets and accessories aimed at surviving the pandemic is convenience, luxury, and style.
    We visited its Short Hills, New Jersey location, and found a popular store filled with themed masks, metal door openers, and mask pouches.
    Shoppers seeking Clorox wipes and disposable surgical masks need not enter as they won't find them here.
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