At the beginning of November I suggested that an American Express Centurion lounge would be coming to LAX.
The big hint was American Express Centurion Lounge-branded couches past security in the Tom Bradley international terminal.
At the time no lease had yet been signed, but LAX told employees in an October newsletter that it was coming “to the south side terminals (between terminals 6 & 7).”
Since that time the Houston Centurion lounge opened. But… apparently no lease has yet gone final at LAX.
- Airports are about the most difficult environment to do business in in the country
- And LAX is one of the most difficult airports to do business in, even accounting for how difficult it is to work with airports.
Understandably the airport authority is distracted by shiny things — spending at least $5 billion on a people mover that will connect the terminal area of the airport to a consolidated rental car center. The people mover component will cost over a billion per mile instead of buying some no emission buses.