I’m currently on a mileage run with a layover in San Francisco and I’m currently relaxing in the Centurion Lounge (which isn’t that crowded at the moment, it is Friday night). Anyway, I’m SO glad I didn’t cancel my American Express Platinum card, yes, the $450 USD annual fee is heavy but the $200 USD airline reimbursement brings down the fee to $250 USD and that I can live with, considering the card comes with plenty of benefits including Priority Pass, and of course (what I consider the best benefit), access to the Centurion Lounges.
There are currently four Centurion Lounges in the United States: San Francisco, Las Vegas, Dallas, and New York LaGuardia. AMEX is currently building a lounge in Miami, and also plans to open smaller ‘Centurion Studios’ soon.
Considering I have a three hour layover (of course planned that), I ate a wonderful dinner and snack at the Centurion Lounge and also am about to go to the shower suite! Considering how enjoyable and comfortable this lounge is, I’m so glad that I’ve kept my Platinum card. Since I fly United, I connect through SFO quite often and the fact that the Centurion Lounge is in Terminal 3, makes it awesome for me.
Click here to read my review of the lounge. (Hint: It’s fantastic!)