Amex May Be Opening a Centurion Lounge at LAX
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A few years ago, Amex announced that it would begin opening its own airport lounges in the US, stocked with fantastic food, custom cocktails and smiling attendants (how refreshing!). Now, there are Centurion Lounges throughout the country, with locations at Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Miami, New York LaGuardia, San Francisco and Seattle, with a Houston lounge set to open in 2016.
That of course leaves a few major hubs unaccounted for, but it appears that another West Coast gateway may soon have a lounge of its own — if an airport newsletter is to be believed. According to aviation journalist Brian Sumers, LAX’s “Terminal Operations Center” newsletter confirms that a Centurion Lounge is coming soon. The newsletter states: “In preparation for Amex Centurion Lounge is soon coming to the south side terminals (between terminals 6 & 7), JCDecaux have begun advertising the lounge seating behind screening at the TSA check-point. For those interested in the Amex Centurion Lounge, please stop by and check out the furniture displays.”
An Amex spokesperson suggested that the Los Angeles lounge isn’t quite a done deal, though it’s certainly on the company’s radar, saying: “There isn’t an active deal signed yet but we absolutely want to be in LAX.”
This is great news for Amex cardholders who fly through Los Angeles — you can access the Centurion Lounge for free (with two guests) with The Platinum Card® from American Express (including The Business Platinum Card® from American Express), as well as the Amex Centurion card. If you have another Amex card, such as the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, you can pay $50 per person to enter.
The lounge will reportedly be located between terminals 6 and 7, which would make it accessible to both Delta and United travelers. It typically takes Amex up to a year to renovate a space after signing a lease, so if LAX is really happening, we may still not see a Centurion Lounge before 2017.
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