Review American Express Centurion Lounge Los Angeles (LAX) Airport at Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
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When I flew Hawaiian Airlines First Class from LAX to Honolulu, because Hawaiian Airlines terminal departure at LAX is the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), and Hawaiian Airlines does not offer club lounges for their First Class passengers, I accessed the American Express Centurion Lounge instead through my American Express Platinum Card. The LAX centurion lounge is fully open with buffet food, a bar, a spa, and a nap room.
First, the American Express Centurion Lounge LAX had been delayed for quite some time in the opening. Fortunately, you will be happy to know it’s fully open and functional now at Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).
After clearing TSA security at TBIT, turn to the immediate first left, and you will see the centurion lounge entrance sign is there.
If you walk to the Great Hall and see the sign above you (screenshot below), you’ve gone too far.
Amex Centurion Lounge LAX Entrance
The Amex Centurion Lounge LAX is also accessible after security from the following LAX terminals:
Terminals 4 through 8 via connector walkway.
Terminals 2 and 3 by airside bus (drop off at Gate 146 in TBIT).
There’s no airside access from Terminal 1.
Amex Centurion Lounge LAX Hours
The Centurion Lounge LAX opens from 6:00am – 10:00pm daily.
Amex Centurion Lounge Access
Like any other Amex-owned centurion lounge, Amex Centurion Lounge LAX requires an eligible premium American Express card to check in and enter:
American Express Centurion Card
American Express Platinum Card
American Express Business Platinum Card
American Express Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card
American Express Delta SkyMiles Business Reserve Card
Please note the following Amex Centurion Lounge access policy:
You can only access the lounge within 3 hours of your flight’s departure.
You must have the same day onward flight to access the lounge. On-arrivals are not eligible.
After entering the American Express Centurion Lounge LAX, there are more seats when turning to your right. Via the long hallway, you find additional seats, including working desks, cubicles, a multi-purpose room where you can shut the door for quiet, a spa room, a dark nap/sleeping room, and a reserved section with more seats.
Amex Centurion Lounge LAX Seats
Working Desks & Cubicles
Centurion Lounge LAX Seats
I was visiting the lounge in the morning, so they were serving breakfast. The breakfast is buffet-style and full of various hot and cold options, and the buffet breakfast is plenty for everyone!
Buffet Breakfast at Centurion Lounge LAX
Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available at the Centurion Lounge LAX complementarily.
There are two bars inside the American Express Centurion Lounge LAX. You can find the second bar to your right after entering the lounge, but I was told it only opens at 10:30am.
LAX Centurion Lounge Spa
American Express Centurion Lounge LAX has a functional spa room with the following services:
The spa opens at 9am daily.
Free neck and shoulder massages for 15 minutes.
Need to book with the front desk.
LA Centurion Lounge Spa
One thing that sets American Express Centurion Lounge LAX aside from other centurion lounges is the Nap Room.
There’s no reservation required to use the nap room. The room is dark with a few lounge chairs, and the ceiling is mesmerizingly designed to make the environment relaxing for a quick nap.
Centurion Lounge LAX Nap Room
As its name suggests, the multi-purpose room can be used for anything you’d like. It is considered a quiet room, perfect for any conference or calls you make without stepping out of the lounge or simply wanting a quiet environment to sit and relax.
There are two shower rooms available inside the American Express Centurion Lounge LAX. One is ADA-friendly, and the other is not; a reservation is required to use the shower room.
Only two toilet stalls are available in the bathroom, each fully enclosed.
I am impressed by the American Express Centurion Lounge LAX. At first, it was a little tricky to find at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, but the lounge is fully stocked with two bars and buffet food. The lounge is also bigger than it looks and comes with a spa and a nap room worth checking out. It was also nice to have a lounge before your flight’s departure, especially when you fly with Hawaiian Airlines First Class, which has no club lounge for premium class passengers at Los Angles International Airport (LAX).
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