‘They Dropped Us Ice Cubes From a Helicopter’: Rich Aussies With An Amex ‘Centurion’ Card Reveal The Most Incredible Jobs Their Personal 24/7 Concierge Service Has Done For Them
- Rich People Revealed Ridiculous Requests They Made to Their Concierge con
- Radio duo Kyle and Jackie O talked about the American Express Centurion card
- The invite-only card offers valuable travel, lifestyle benefits and generous rewards
- Jackie O said her boyfriend had a bag of ice cubes delivered from a helicopter
Elite members of the world’s most prestigious credit card have revealed the ridiculous requests they’ve made to their private 24/7 concierge.
In a radio clip, KIISFM radio duo Kyle and Jackie O spoke about the American Express Centurion card, otherwise known as the coveted Amex “black card.”
The invitation-only card, which offers valuable travel, lifestyle benefits, and generous rewards, charges a $5,000 annual fee, with a one-time $5,000 incorporation fee.
While there are no specific eligibility requirements for the black card, it is clear that prospective candidates must spend a minimum of $250,000 per year.
“If you’re a Centurion member, you have to pay a high fee, but you can get pretty much anything with it,” said Jackie O.
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On a radio segment, KIISFM radio duo Kyle and Jackie O (pictured together) talked about the American Express Centurion card, otherwise known as the coveted Amex “black card”
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A man surprised his girlfriend on her birthday at the last minute by calling his concierge minutes before flying to Las Vegas.
“We went on the VIP list at some clubs for everyone I asked for. We walked right past the lines and avoided cover – it was great,” he said.
Another man said to make reservations for Valentine’s Day, but their favorite steakhouse was fully booked.
“The concierge was able to reserve a table for us – that was nice,” he said.
One member said his private concierge would do anything for him when he needed him.
“He even took on particularly cumbersome tasks, like locating my headphones when I lost them 10,000 miles away,” he said.
She said one of her friends who was staying on a private island decided to make a ridiculous request to his concierge to see how far they would go.
“A friend I know called his concierge almost as a joke to see what they could get for them. He just said “we’re out of ice cubes, we need ice”. So a helicopter came with a bag full of ice for them,” said Jackie O.
Kyle – who is the cardholder for the Centurion – said members are “assigned” to the same concierge every time they call.
“When I call, it’s always the same woman – 25 hours a day, the same person. I woke her up earlier – it’s very good and they get everything done,” he said.
Fascinated by the story, radio producer Tom Whitaker revealed some of the best stories about the ridiculous requests Centurion members have been asking for.
A traveler vacationing in Turkey said he turned to his concierge for help after struggling to get a dinner reservation at Salt Bae’s restaurant.
‘I tried to go there two nights in a row and couldn’t get in because it was fully booked. I called the concierge and they got me a VIP table with Salt Bae himself feeding me his meat and David Beckham sitting next to us,” said the traveler.
Another member claimed he was upgraded to the most expensive room at a resort in Jamaica after complaining about his first room.
“The room was a disaster – the aircon didn’t work and it was full of mosquitoes so I called the front desk and they said there’s nothing they can do about it,” the member said.
The invitation-only card, which offers valuable travel, lifestyle benefits and generous rewards, charges an annual fee of $5,000, with a one-time incorporation fee of $5,000
Jackie O said her boyfriend had a bag of ice cubes delivered to a private island from a helicopter (stock image)
“I hung up and contacted Amex. Ten minutes later the same receptionist came to my room in a golf cart, offered a sparkling water in glass bottles with straws and said we could have rearranged some things.
“As we drove back to reception to wait for our rooms, we saw staff kicking out a young couple on their honeymoon. That was the new room where we stayed.’
One man said he was staying in a secluded villa in the Maldives where guests were only allowed to buy two things from a kiosk – which contained only food and alcohol.
Just two days into their journey, his wife began to experience a rough patch.
“She forgot to pack tampons and pads. The resort had nothing in stock. We didn’t want to leave the villa in case it leaked, so I contacted our concierge,” he said.
“Later that day, Amex arrived in a James Bond-style black speedboat loaded with tampons and pads—and even Panadol and a heat pack to help with stomach cramps.”