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American Express Eyes Charlotte for its Next Centurion Lounge

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American Express keeps adding to its collection of Centurion Lounges, and it's a win for frequent flyers. The next airport to get one of these outstanding lounges: Charlotte (CLT).

View from the Wing confirms that the Charlotte city council will vote next week on approving a new outpost at the airport, expected to open sometime in fall 2019. The lounge will clock in at 13,295 square feet, situated on the third level between concourses D and E.

American Express is on a tear building more of these Centurion Lounges. It already has lounges at Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Houston-Intercontinental (IAH), Las Vegas (LAS), New York-LaGuardia (LGA), Philadelphia (PHL), Miami (MIA), Seattle (SEA) and San Francisco (SFO). Plus there’s one international Centurion lounge, at Hong Kong (HKG).

New Centurion lounges in Los Angeles (LAX)Denver (DEN) and New York City-JFK (JFK) are expected to open in 2019. So this new lounge at CLT will be its 13th overall.

There aren't many details on the features of this new lounge. But Centurion lounges generally put other domestic airport lounges to shame. Every lounge has high-speed WiFi and free food and drinks that far outpace the standard lounge fare.

On the flipside, the popularity of these lounges comes at a cost: crowding. Like many airport lounge operators, American Express has struggled with overcrowding at Centurion Lounges nationwide.


Bottom Line

Any new Centurion Lounge is good news in our book. These lounges are always worth a stop during a layover or before departure. Stay tuned as we will provide updates on this story as more information becomes available.

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