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In April word leaked that LAX would be getting a Centurion lounge finally. LAX is the number two airport traveled by Platinum Card from American Express cardholders. We should expect this lounge to open in 2019.
The lounge will be located in the in the Tom Bradley International terminal, and not where it was originally expected between terminals six and seven. It will be 13,693 square feet, 10% larger than the expanded Centurion lounge they’re building in Dallas.
The Tom Bradley terminal is connected to American’s terminal 4. You can access terminal 5 which is also used in part by American. From there you can walk inside security to terminal 6, then 7 and 8.
The LAX Centurion lounge will:
- Be about 13,900 square feet
- Offer a spa, family room and showers in addition to buffet and cocktails
- Have a new ‘tranquility area’ “offering both brightly-lit and dimly-lit quiet areas to help global travelers adjust to new time zones as they travel internationally.” American Express tells me they “will create a tranquil environment through sound, seating, light, and spaces” which doesn’t add much to the description.
Centurion lounge access is complimentary for Platinum Card from American Express cardholders. Everything inside – from food and alcohol to, in some lounges, spa treatments are complimentary as well). Access is also complimentary for Centurion (Black Card) cardholders of course. And no longer possible with other American Express cards.
Centurion Lounge, Hong Kong
Together Los Angeles, Denver, and New York JFK will be the biggest Centurion lounges yet, crucial because the lounges are stylish and offering better food and other amenities than most US airline lounges and there’s more demand from passengers as a result. Larger lounges are needed to keep them from being too crowded.