Ok, to be honest, I only got the AMEX Platinum cards initially for the sign-up bonuses. I mean, how can someone refuse a 150K offer?!
But over the years, the benefits are really starting to grow on me. One of the main reasons are their proprietary expansions in Centurion Lounges throughout the world.
Whether you’re in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Seattle, Miami, New York, and many more, as long as you’re a Platinum (or Centurion) credit card member… you have complimentary access to these fancy lounges. Today, we’ll talk about the DFW airport location in Dallas.
This is an airport that’s extremely easy to navigate. Located in Terminal D across from Gate D17, it’s a simple ride up the escalator.
As we hand her our Amex card & boarding pass,
“Welcome to the Centurion Lounge. Would you be needing our Wifi password today?”
“Hm. maybe later.” [psst, password is MemberSince 😉 ]
Then she proactively offers, “Would you like to reserve our complimentary Exhale spa treatments?”
“Massage? Or… Manicure”
Knowing the massage won’t be anywhere close to our First Class spa experiences, Paul decided to opt outside his comfort zone…
“You know what, let’s do a manicure”
But first, let’s check out the lounge! Like most reviews out there in the blogosphere, we agree that their lounge(s) can get a little crowded. Almost every corner of this lounge tends to be occupied with passengers.
Currently, all Platinum members are allowed to bring up to two guests in. Personally though, we think AMEX Centurion Lounges should tighten their guest policies to one companion to solve this crowd problem. On peak hours, this place can get packed!
Luckily, there are some spots open at some dining tables and bar.
If available, you can use their office rooms for phone calls & privacy while you dine too.
Not having much time until boarding, Paul heads back to the Exhale treatment spa to prepare his first ever manicure.
To think, all this is thanks to simply having an AMEX Platinum card…
Overall, AMEX Centurion Lounge in Dallas is a decent airport lounge. Unlike most Priority Pass networks, this place is actually on par with international standards in what a nice “Business Class” lounge is suppose to be.
While I wouldn’t go out of my way just to visit this place, it’s a comfortable lounge for a quick transit if you’re at this airport before that next flight.
Plus thanks to AMEX, Paul now has… perfect nails 😉