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One of the best perks of The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 annual fee) and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN ($450 annual fee) is access to Centurion Lounges. These lounges are for the most part significantly better than what’s offered by US airlines, as the lounges have complimentary cocktails, hot food, and a couple of them even have spas.
As of now Amex’s US Centurion Lounge locations include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York LaGuardia, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. American Express also intends to open Centurion Lounges in Denver, Los Angeles, and New York JFK.
As I wrote about a few weeks ago, the Amex Centurion Lounge Dallas was supposed to close for repairs between Tuesday, July 24 through Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
The lounge’s reopening date was of course subject to change, as is the case whenever we’re talking about an airport project. Well, there’s some bad news on this front.
Due to additional maintenance needed at the Amex Centurion Lounge Dallas, it won’t be reopened at all. Instead Amex has officially announced that they’ll be opening their new Centurion Lounge DFW in early October, across from gate D12.
I think it goes without saying that it’s disappointing that cardmembers won’t have access to a Centurion Lounge for nearly two more months than expected.
On the plus side, when the new Centurion Lounge DFW opens, it should be a bit larger — the current lounge is around 9,000 square feet, while the new one is 12,000 square feet.
I’m curious what kind of maintenance they’re having to do, given that it was so urgent that they couldn’t wait for the new lounge to open. Furthermore, to go from a three week project to a project of over two months (or perhaps more accurately, a project that just isn’t worth completing) is quite significant.