Five Amex Centurion Lounges in the US by End of 2014

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My favorite airline lounges in the United States are the American Express Centurion Lounges.  The food and drinks are good and included, they have nice family rooms, one of them has a complimentary spa (DFW), and you can get in free with your Amex Platinum card.  Currently there are two Centurion Lounges open in the United States, at DFW and McCarran in Las Vegas.


Family room in Amex Centurion Lounge

The only real problem with these lounges is that there isn’t more of them, but that is officially changing in the relatively near future.  Much of this was already speculated or announced, but recently Amex confirmed that they plan to open an 8000 square foot Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport in the North Terminal by the end of 2014.

This lounge will be the fifth Amex Centurion Lounge to open in the United States, along with the existing two, one in LGA that will open in summer 2014, and one at SFO will open in late 2014.

Perhaps best of all (at least to me) is that the Amex Centurion Lounge in Miami will offer complimentary spa treatments just like at DFW, and they will also have a family room.  I hope that these are just the first five of many American Express Centurion Lounges at airports across the country, and I would like to put a personal vote in for Houston to be on the list of locations to get a lounge.

Having access to a nice airport lounge isn’t essential for travel, but it is a way to make things a bit nicer along the way.  Where are you hoping to see more of these lounges in the future?

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  1. Just flew form EZE yesterday and they’ve upgraded the Centurion lounge there (came along with major terminal renovations). It’s a copy of the US locations and is very nice. A huge change from the old lounge which was terrible.

    They have one in GRU (my home airport), but it’s old AND landside. Here’s hoping that they move it airside (perhaps when the new terminal opens around the World Cup) and that they make it like the new standard. 🙂

  2. Does Centurion allow guests without a fee? Hoping the sfo location is in the delta terminal. Always at that airport early without a lounge.

  3. @Karen…I believe the lounge at SFO is opening in United’s T3 terminal with plans to connect the lounge post security.

  4. Now that I think about, why do we depend on airline clubs? Oh right, attempts to lock you in. And a legacy of doing so.

    It would actually be far more efficient for the airlines to drop this perk altogether, as an in-house branded item. Turn that space over to 3rd-party operations and gift access to clubs to your elite flyers. As an airline you’d only have to pay for however many elites you have that year, and the hassles of running them would be on someone else’s plate.

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