Last but not least the American Express Centurion Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport just reopened to access eligible passengers at the LAX Tom Brandley International Terminal.
This Centurion lounge has been a really unfortunate Saga for Amex and their customers as It has now been closed for over a year due to technical defects and even the reopening now sees rather limited opening hours.
A recent LAX meeting report revealed that the lounge can’t be used because of jet fumes entering the facility and the HVAC system requires replacement for that reason.
American Express has started to look for an alternative location to at least provide their members something as the frustration is growing following a full year of the Centurion Lounge being closed.
The expectation based on the temp space lease duration was that by late September / early October it should be fixed up but to everyone’s surprise, the lounge now opened last week.
You can access the temporary lounge information here on the Centurion Lounge site:
The Centurion® Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is located in Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).
After clearing TSA in TBIT, walk towards the bridge to the Great Hall and enter the elevator lobby on your left. Take the elevator from Level 4 to Level 2.
TBIT is accessible airside from Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
- Overground passage between Terminal 4 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal
- Underground tunnel between Terminals 4, 5 and 6
- Above-ground walkways between Terminals 6, 7, and 8
- Accessible from Delta Terminal 2 and 3 via airside bus
- 5-8 minute walk between each terminal
Hours: 6:00 am – 4:30 pm
One might note the limited opening hours of this lounge as it closes at 4:30pm which should however cover most of the international departures that go through TBIT during the day. The evening/night departures are out of luck though.
While TBIT is accessible from other terminals through the interlink walkways one should note that LAX is a monster of an airport and that it’s hardly worth it to walk all the way to this terminal and back just to spend time at the Centurion Lounge. Maybe it makes limited sense if you’re going there from the American Airlines Terminal (T4) but other than that I’d pass.
This entire LAX venture has been a disaster for Amex and I feel sorry for them. This latest incident with the HVAC system wasn’t their fault and I’m even more confused about the company footing the bill for all the repairs as well as the lease of the temporary space at TBIT. The terminal is still almost a ghost town with a lot of concessions closed.
The Centurion Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport has been closed due to building repairs which began in June of last year. Amex representatives promised that the facility would be reopening in “late 2021” which obviously didn’t happen.
Now it finally reopened and let’s hope it will remain this way without any further problems developing with the facility that would force them to close it again.