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PHX Likely To Get American Express Centurion Lounge

Old Dec 5, 18, 3:43 pm
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PHX Likely To Get American Express Centurion Lounge

Interesting bit of info from Doctor of Credit https://www.doctorofcredit.com/phoen...turion-lounge/

Couple of things... 4,500sq feet is very small for a new Centurion Lounge... Same goes for the Escape lounge they are building next to it. Seems like they're setting it up to be very, very, crowded. Also, I would hope they would do something in terminal 3, which will have all airlines minus American and Southwest, and is not connected to the new updated terminal 3. I know delta is building a new lounge in t3. Haven't heard if United will build a new one as well, seeing as their lounge in terminal 2 will close once all airlines from t2 move to t3.

Regardless anything is better than the current Club at PHX.
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Old Dec 5, 18, 4:23 pm
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If you read the article linked in the first post of this thread, you will find that The Club lounge was, literally, a temporary test facility, and will now be closed.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...-proposed.html
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Old Dec 5, 18, 4:58 pm
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Makes sense for why The Club was so outdated.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 10:37 am
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Two small lounges sounds sort of lame considering the admission overlap (both Cent & Escape being for Amex Plat/Cent cardholders) and who will want to go to Escape given the choice?

I would have preferred seeing them make Escape the size of the old Club (< 3000 sqft) so that they could alot closer to the 7000 for Centurion.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 3:03 pm
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Agree. The whole thing doesn't make sense to me... but, anything Phoenix city council does makes zero sense.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by NationalChamps2015 View Post
Agree. The whole thing doesn't make sense to me... but, anything Phoenix city council does makes zero sense.
This one I'm putting on MAG for how they built the proposal.
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Old Dec 8, 18, 5:42 am
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Originally Posted by Gig103 View Post
Escape being for Amex Plat/Cent cardholders.....
1. Escape will admit anyone willing to pay, the Centurion Lounge will not.

2. Escape could elect to accept Priority Pass at this location, as they previously did at other USA locations, and still do in Europe.
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I've never been in an escape lounge. From what I see, reviews are pretty mixed.
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Old Dec 9, 18, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by NationalChamps2015 View Post
I've never been in an escape lounge. From what I see, reviews are pretty mixed.
One man's opinion who spends way too much time in domestic lounges and has ways in to all of them these days

1. Centurion (overcrowding aside, the clear leader)
<gap>
2. Escape (very strong across the board since they thankfully dumped PP)
<gap>
3. DL (still just a cut above the others for pure domestic lounges)
4. Airspace (SAN and CLE are very nice, the lesser ones arent here anymore)
5. UA
6. AS
7. AA (excluding Flagships here or it would jump up)
<gap>
8. The Club (SJC/MCO are kind of good, but most dont even try when it comes to amenities unless an airline is subsidizing it)

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Old Dec 9, 18, 8:26 pm
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Originally Posted by DrivingRain View Post
One man's opinion who spends way too much time in domestic lounges and has ways in to all of them these days

1. Centurion (overcrowding aside, the clear leader)
<gap>
2. Escape (very strong across the board since they thankfully dumped PP)
<gap>
3. DL (still just a cut above the others for pure domestic lounges)
4. Airspace (SAN and CLE are very nice, the lesser ones arent here anymore)
5. UA
6. AS
7. AA (excluding Flagships here or it would jump up)
<gap>
8. The Club (SJC/MCO are kind of good, but most dont even try when it comes to amenities unless an airline is subsidizing it)

not rated, Wing Tips and TAV.
Centurion lounges are great. Makes the difference between a good trip and a great one. The airspace lounge in Cleveland is pretty, meh. I'd much rather have $28 to spend at Michael Symon's spot.

The new updated Club at DFW is really, really, nice.
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Old Dec 15, 18, 9:11 pm
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I had a fondness for The Club at PHX, as it was the first lounge I visited.

i suspect the airport made more income renting out small spaces to two networks than they’d have made with one big lounge. And being politicians, the fact that they can’t be accused of creating a lounge monopoly probably seemed attractive.
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Originally Posted by NationalChamps2015 View Post
The airspace lounge in Cleveland
Airpace CLE has a great bar layout with an impressive view and a strong beer/wine selection. If you're flying DL, you can see all you need to know about your plane right there. Attention to detail has gone down over the years IMHO, but it's still very good. However, nothing wrong with Symon's except it can be pretty dreary in comparison with no view, luggage seemingly always in my way, etc.. Good enough F&B though, with much better pure food than any lounge given it's a restaurant.
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Old Dec 16, 18, 9:52 pm
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Airspace in CLE is a great place to grab a coffee after a flight, or hang out before one. But hard to beat having pierogies and a lola burger, as well as a good Ohio beer before a flight.
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Hi,

Of course the Club at PHX was the old British Airways lounge before it was transferred to The club ( in the BA days it was self service alcohol) and loved sitting in the lounge and watching the BA 747 turn onto stand.

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Now...American Express Plats/Cents get access to both Centurion & Escape lounges, but no airport hosts both. I wonder whether the PHX lounge will have a similarly generous policy for Amex customers.
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