* Review Dallas DFW Centurion Club
* Review Miami MIA DFW Centurion Club
* Review San Francisco SFO Centurion Club
* Review Las Vegas LAS Centurion Club
* Review LaGuardia LGA Centurion Club
* Review Seattle SEA Centurion “Studio” Club
If you have never visited the above Centurion Clubs by American Express you are really missing out. You can get entrance with any AMEX card for $50 per person or the better way is for free for you and up to two guests with either the:
I really enjoy my visits to all the American Express Centurion Lounges throughout the country. They are, as quickly as possible, expanding the network but it is not that easy to get space in busy airports to build what has become the standard to beat in domestic lounges. Yesterday (and the day before) I spent some time enjoying the perks with no less that six other Diamonds who were mileage running with me to San Francisco and back.
I have found there are some changes to the lounge. One, while minor, is a real bummer and inconvenience. Plus, we have the TSA to thank for it.
Just to the right, when you enter the lounge, there are / were are bank of lockers for guest to use. They were unique in that you could set your own PVT code and dump your bags while you enjoyed all the club has to offer, all complimentary once you enter. But the TSA has advised the club that they can no longer use them for security reasons. Great. I can see the great risk of screened folks locking up their bags as a major issue worth their time!
It apparently started when the MIA TSA saw the same type lockers in that lounge and then shut those down and reached out to the entire Centurion network to stop their use. Considering how bad the success rate for the TSA to catch prohibited items maybe this is a good move, but I sure don’t think so. Do you?
The next change is at the Exhale Spa inside the club. The Dallas Centurion has, since opening, offered three services: Manicure, Facial and Chair Massages. All are complimentary once you are inside the club.
However the Miami club elected not to include Facials in their treatment regiment due to the costs involved to provide this service. Now Dallas has also discontinued this treatment. However, they have added a third massage chair and therapist so that during peak times you are less likely to miss out if you want a massage.
Personally I see this as a nice upgrade as I have only ever had one facial and was not that impressed and know several who have been disappointed that the wait for a massage was so long they would not get in before their flights.
If you have not had a chance to check out any or all of the Centurions along your travels, try to book a long enough layover (or get to the airport early) and enjoy all they have to offer! – René