Review: American Express LAX Centurion Lounge


The AMEX Centurion Lounge at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal is located just outside of TSA Pre-check security to the left. One of the perks of having an American Express Platinum credit card is access to this lounge. Keep reading to learn what visiting the Centurion Lounge at LAX for the first time was like.

Upon arrival at 11:50am, my two brothers and I showed our AMEX Platinum cards to the woman at the front desk along with our boarding pass and ID. Note, if you’re an AMEX Platinum card holder and want to bring in a guest, it costs $50 per person if they don’t have their own AMEX Platinum card. Entry into the lounge is allowed 3 hours before flight departure. 

Watch my walk through the LAX American Express Centurion Lounge in the video below:



The Food

Once granted access, we explored the complimentary food area, consisting of hot dishes including Sundried Tomato Chicken, Eggplant Parmesan, Pesto Lemon Pasta, Peperonata (sautéed peppers and onions), and Farro Salad. The chicken was tender and mild in flavor. The pasta was delicious and cooked to perfection. For dessert, cookies and muffins were offered.




The Bar

At the bar, we were able to order a Diet Coke and a Mimosa. Food and drinks were complimentary. Next to the coffee station, there was another bar located across the way.


Seating Areas & Spa

While walking around the LAX Centurion Lounge, we saw multiple workstations, a spa for free massages, and there was also a multi-purpose room. There were also showers available at this lounge.

Gaining Access

If you’re interested in signing up for the American Express Platinum card, use my referral link and apply to get access to 14 U.S. Centurion Lounges and 11 global Centurion Lounges. Keep in mind, there’s an annual credit card fee of $695 and a welcome bonus of 80,000 points.

Overall, this lounge was a bit crowded as we searched for a place to sit, but the offerings were good and we enjoyed grabbing a complimentary bite to eat and drink before boarding our flight to Seattle, WA to visit Olympic National Park. It took us less than 8 minutes to find a seat, so I understand why entry was staggered. The lounge was better than waiting for hours to board the plane in the terminal and standing in long lines paying for food/drinks. 

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