American Express has a small network of Centurion Lounges in the United States and across the world. American Express opened its first Centurion Lounge at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport back in March 2013. Since then they have added additional Centurion Lounge locations at a handful of other airports. Just recently there’s been two more announcement of upcoming lounges at New York (JFK) and Denver (DEN). Now there’s some solid info on yet another new lounge, this one at LAX.
Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for global Platinum Card and Centurion Members. They can also bring up to two guests at no additional charge. All other Card Members with a valid Amex Credit or Charge Card are eligible to purchase access to the Lounge for $50 per day, subject to space availability.
New Centurion Lounge in LAX
We have heard rumors about a new LAX lounge a long time ago. It is a major airport so it makes sense. Bryan Summers posted details of the agreement for a new LAX Centurion Lounge on Twitter. The Centurion Lounge in LAX will be more focused on international passengers. Only passengers flying through Tom Bradley International Terminal and its neighboring, connected terminals will apparently get access to the new club. That includes terminals 4 and 5, used mainly by American Airlines, and terminals 6 and 8. American Express will pay $2.8 million in rent for the first year and a total of $33.4 million over the 10-year lease term.
This will be the 12th Centurion Lounge.
List of Centurion Lounges
- Hong Kong
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- New York – LaGuardia
- New York – JFK
- San Francisco
Centurion Lounges are a great perk for premium Amex cards that make travel much more enjoyable. Instead of sitting in the waiting area, you can enjoy some food, spa services or wine tasting in the Centurion lounge. Platinum cards scare people away with hefty annual fees between $450 and $550, but using the Centurion lounge benefit among others, can provide far more value for frequent travelers and a more enjoyable travel experience. This new lounge at LAX doesn’t have an opening date yet but will surely be a at least a couple of years away.