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Centurion Lounge in LAX's TBIT (opened March 9, 2020).

Centurion Lounge in LAX's TBIT (opened March 9, 2020).

Old Jun 12, 18, 7:57 am
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Centurion Lounge in LAX's TBIT (opened March 9, 2020).

The Los Angeles Times has this story today, which claims Amex will open a Centurion Lounge at LAX (in the Tom Bradley International Terminal) "next year":

American Express to open premium airport lounge at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal
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Old Jun 12, 18, 8:20 am
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Some information was reported in April:

https://thepointsguy.com/news/centur...s-angeles-lax/
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Old Jun 12, 18, 11:40 am
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Interesting... I wonder where it will be located. I thought all the lounge space at TBIT were taken. I was not expecting the Amex lounge at LAX until MSC opens in 2020.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 12:42 pm
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i hear all the seating is full already
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Old Jun 12, 18, 2:54 pm
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Old Jun 12, 18, 3:47 pm
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Big Mistake! Big!! CENTURION LOUNGE at Bradley international behind security. So lets see if I have this correct. 1. Amex promotes their intl companion and first class discount program sold via amex travel and those come with airline lounge access already based on the airline you are flying. 2. The Centurion Lounge is in Bradley so it makes domestic travel visits difficult. BRILLIANT BRAVO (sarcasm intended) NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT OVER CROWDING AMEX. I think Amex should hire a five year child for better decisions.
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Originally Posted by cplush View Post
i hear all the seating is full already
When will reservations for toilet stalls open?
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Old Jun 12, 18, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
The Centurion Lounge is in Bradley so it makes domestic travel visits difficult.
TBIT can be accessed behind security from Terminals 4-5-6-7, so 5 of the terminals can get to the Centurion Lounge after security. The Delta Clubs can be accessed in terminals 2-3. So only Terminal 1 is left out. Plus TBIT is carrier agnostic.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by C17PSGR View Post
TBIT can be accessed behind security from Terminals 4-5-6-7, so 5 of the terminals can get to the Centurion Lounge after security. The Delta Clubs can be accessed in terminals 2-3. So only Terminal 1 is left out. Plus TBIT is carrier agnostic.
T2 and T3 also have airside shuttle bus access to TBIT, so truly only T1 is left out.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
Big Mistake! Big!! CENTURION LOUNGE at Bradley international behind security. ... I think Amex should hire a five year child for better decisions.
Well where would you suggest they put it, if not at TBIT? Amex has shown time and time again that they like to put these lounges where they are accessible to as many flyers as possible, and if they preference non-DL flyers that seems to be another correlation. As others have mentioned placing it at TBIT makes it accessible to ~50% of the terminals at LAX via airside walkways, there are 2 Skyclubs in T2 and T3 for the Platinum cardholders flying DL (and even then there is the DL airside shuttle bus to TBIT if you care that much), so really it's just WN flyers left out in the cold at T1.

When I'm at LAX I'm usually flying AA or UA so the location works fine for me. The subterranean walk is always good for getting my daily steps in!
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Originally Posted by wrp96 View Post
T2 and T3 also have airside shuttle bus access to TBIT, so truly only T1 is left out.
I believe T1 has shuttles to TBIT now. At least I thought I saw a sign.
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Old Jun 12, 18, 10:59 pm
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Having a Centurion lounge at LAX is kinda dumb due to the terminal layout. But at TBIT is extra dumb. Certainly all the Centurion members already have access to some or all of the existing airline clubs there, either through the card or other memberships or the fact that most of them fly business and first class on international flights. That can go for many Platinum members too. So I actually doubt this club will be overcrowded unless they decide to let Platinum members bring in large families. Most people will still go to the airline club. And even with a connecting walkway, that's a long hike from the other terminals. Or is LAX going to install more moving walkways?
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Old Jun 13, 18, 12:04 pm
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I think TBIT is actually the best place to put an Amex lounge at LAX. Easy access via T4.

PP access to various lounges have limited hours so this is going to be used a lot. The KE lounge in TBIT doesn't open in the morning and Alaska lounge in T6 often closes due to capacity, so if you have morning AA/AS/HA/B6/UA/AC flights right now, there is actually no lounge access on the south side of LAX.

DL fliers are already sitting pretty with access to T2 and T3 Delta lounges. The only one left out in the cold will be Southwest T1 fliers.

Also, just to correct some misconception in the thread... TBIT sees plenty of domestic departures already due to AA and DL having access to shared gates. LAWA said up to 20% of the aircraft movements at TBIT is domestic right now. And it will see A LOT more domestic departures once MSC opens in 2020 and LAWA moves the T5 tenants to TBIT and give AA preferential use to 4 TBIT gates.
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Old Jun 13, 18, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by krazykanuck View Post
Well where would you suggest they put it, if not at TBIT?
They could just put it in here. Equal opportunity for all terminals.
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Old Jun 13, 18, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
They could just put it in here. Equal opportunity for all terminals.
A lounge before TSA? Sure...
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