New Amex Centurion Lounge Coming to DFW in 2018

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The American Express Centurion Lounge in Dallas is my favorite of all of the Amex lounges I have visited, largely because of the amenities including a complimentary spa and a family room. However, since opening day in 2013, it has only gotten more and more crowded for Platinum Card® from American Express and their guests…even after guesting privileges were restricted to two complimentary guests per cardholder earlier this year.


Amex has said to me that they had plans in the work to deal with the overcrowding situation at some of their lounges, and now they have announced they aren’t just expanding the existing DFW Centurion Lounge, they are building an entirely new and larger Amex Centurion Lounge at DFW!

The new location will be opposite the existing space, neighboring Gate 17 on the mezzanine in Terminal D, just inside security. The new, expanded space is expected to open in the first half of 2018, and it will be 3,000 square feet larger than the current DFW Centurion Lounge that is about 9,000 square feet.

It will retain a full-bar, buffet, spa and family room, and add an additional shower suite, private mother’s room, and private phone room.

The included spa services are staying!

This is all really good news, however, I do have to wonder how much of a difference the additional 3,000 square feet will make in practice. Amex isn’t new to the lounge game at this point, so I trust they will make good use of the space, but wouldn’t it be cool if they actually had two DFW Centurion Lounges instead of just one somewhat larger lounge? I’m being a little greedy I imagine, but I do hope that the larger lounge will be able to manage the demand. Regardless, I look forward to checking out the new space next year!

What are your thoughts on Amex’s announced plans for a new DFW Centurion Lounge?

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  1. Ahhhh..I like the sound of this. This was my favorite domestic lounge from 2013 – early 2015. It has been crowded the last 10 times I have been there. I still go here every time I am flying through DFW, but my expectations have been lowered. I now wonder if we will find more than one seat together during meal times. I am sure that I got spoiled the first few years this was open. Adding another 33% capacity sounds great. I will continue to fly american and go through DFW. Kudos Amex!

  2. Not related to Amex lounges but you will not believe on this lounge story that happened to me. I was at the Liverpool airport in England last month and saw they had a Priority Pass lounge. I went in and the place was maybe 50% full. I presented my Priority Pass and the person at the entrance told me she had to check if they had space. I thought I misunderstood her but she went inside to look around. She came back and said they were full and I could not enter the place. I was in disbelief and told her that there were at least 20 empty sofas/chairs. She said those places were reserved by customers that were coming. What??? I could not believe and she showed me that every seat had a little sign saying “Reserved”. She said people usually call in advance to reserve their places in the lounge and they could only accept the same number of people as they had of seats. Have you ever heard of that before?

    • Ridiculous. How about “I’ll just stay until all of the seats are taken, then I’ll leave despite the fact I’VE ALREADY PAID FOR THIS BENEFIT!”

  3. This is my favorite domestic lounge. I use it at least 5 times per year. I would have liked to have seen a second lounge instead of expanding the first one. A second lounge would be very nice to have in terminal A or C.

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