In a surprise move American Express announced that their brand new Centurion Lounge at New York’s JFK Airport will be opening “in the coming days” so one can assume by the end of the week (October 9, 2020).
American Express has previously published a notice on their website announcing the closure of all Centurion Airport Lounges since March 21st 2020.
Amex has since kept these lounges closed and is reasoning it with Covid-19 yet most of the other lounges operated by airlines are open again which leads one to believe this is all about cost cutting.
We been getting reader emails with complaints about this for months and I last wrote about it almost four weeks ago.
I didn’t expect the JFK Lounge to open this fast as it’s really a brand new lounge they’ve been working on for quite some time so I was surprised when this was announced on their Facebook page yesterday.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Centurion Lounge at JFK’s Terminal 4. Check out the elevated New York-inspired design, a speakeasy bar and the debut of The Equinox Body Lab — Equinox‘s first-of-its-kind airport spa and wellness experience. The new Centurion Lounge at JFK is set to open in the coming days. Learn more here: https://amex.co/3ivcSKV.
The Equinox Body Lab is following an individual, self-led format to abide by social distancing practices.
Amex has also published a video with a tour through the new lounge at JFK:
The Lounge is in Terminal 4. After you go through security, you can find it just beyond the TSA checkpoints to the left of the escalators that take passengers downstairs to the gate level.
The opening hours are from 6 am – 8 pm daily.
The Centurion Lounges at CLT, SFO, IAH, and DFW will reopen later this month as per the Amex reopening page adn all lounges will feature new protocols to fulfill health and safety standards to counter Covid-19. I wrote about these in my last article about the Amex Centurion lounges reopening.
Amex finally got a boost (and probably plenty of complaints) to get their lounge network back on track with more and more people taking to the skies again and being pretty annoyed that a vital part of the benefit portfolio isn’t available “because Covid” while all other airline lounges are operational.
The JFK Lounge looks pretty amazing, I can’t wait to fly back to the U.S. sometime next year and visit all the new locations.