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AMEX users will fast track security at Pearson

June 18, 2012, Toronto - American Express Canada cardholders will get perks at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, including skipping long security clearance queues and parking discounts in a marketing partnership announced today.

June 18, 2012  By The Canadian Press

Fast-track security priority lanes will be available in terminals 1 and 3 depending on the type of AMEX cards held as part of benefits to be rolled out by the end of this year.

Other benefits include complimentary valet services, a 15 per cent express and daily parking discount and designated taxi and limousine lines.

Access to premium lounges, including Air Canada Maple Leaf lounges, will continue for holders of premium American Express cards.

Even those without the credit card will have American Express sponsored access to free Wi-Fi throughout the airport and entertainment events.


American Express says the new collaboration at Canada's busiest airport will promote its brand and help Pearson strengthen its position as a major North American gateway.

About 33 million travellers pass through the Toronto airport annually with the average visitor spending 2.5 hours at the large facility.

American Express vice-president David Barnes said the relationship will "improve the travel experience'' for existing cardmembers and other travellers.

Pamela Griffith-Jones of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority said the partnership aligns with its strategy of providing "new and innovative services that enhance the travel experience.''


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