Via Brian Sumers, American Express has signed a lease with Los Angeles World Airports to house a new lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.
Hello. An @AmericanExpress Centurion Lounge is coming to LAX. It’ll be in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, making it most accessible for @AmericanAir flyers and long-haul flyers, at least short-term. Airport rent is not cheap! pic.twitter.com/wYYJK9CDPj
— Brian Sumers (@BrianSumers) April 14, 2018
Rent isn’t cheap in L.A. – that’s a $33.4 million lease for 10 years!
This is great news for long-haul flyers departing Bradley as well as American Airlines passengers next door in Terminal 4. There are tunnels all the way from Terminal 7 through to Terminal 4, making it possible for United flyers in Terminal 7, Alaska Airlines flyers in Terminal 6, and JetBlue et al flyers in Terminal 5 to access the lounge post-security as well.
There is also a current Delta bus that connects Terminals 2 and 3 to TBIT, though it’s not as seamless. American Express Platinum Card holders can access the Delta Sky Club there, though you will need multiple cards to bring in guests. Really, the only passengers who won’t have access to the Centurion Lounge post-security are Southwest passengers in Terminal 1.
This announcement comes on the heels of the new Centurion Lounges being built at New York-JFK and Denver International Airports. This brings us to 8 currently open domestic locations with 3 on the way, for 11 lounges total at major U.S. airports.
- Review: Centurion Lounge Seattle
- Review: Centurion Lounge San Francisco
- Review: Centurion Lounge Las Vegas
- Review: Centurion Lounge Dallas (DFW)
- Review: Centurion Lounge Philadelphia
- Review: Centurion Lounge Miami
- Centurion Lounge Houston (IAH)
- Centurion Lounge New York-Laguardia (LGA)
- Centurion Lounge New York-JFK (coming 2019)
- Centurion Lounge Denver (coming 2019)
- Centurion Lounge Los Angeles (LAX) (TBD)
Access to the Centurion Lounge requires either an American Express Platinum Card or Centurion Card. Cardmembers are allowed to enter with two complimentary guests, and additional guests cost $50 each. If you have issued additional cards to your family, they are also “cardmembers” and can use the lounge by themselves and admit their own guests. It typically costs $175 for three additional personal Platinum Cards.
I am super excited about this location, as Los Angeles seemed to be the biggest “hole” in the domestic Centurion Lounge network. These lounges are one of the reasons I always keep an American Express Platinum Card handy, whether it’s a personal card, business card, or even an authorized user card.