I carry two principal cards for travel. One is the Chase Sapphire Reserve card. It has been incredible for the redemption value it gives me. The other is the American Express Platinum Card. It provides and exceptional level of customer service, and the most important part of that service is their network of airport lounges. The American Express Centurion Lounge offers a premium open bar, hot buffet, work area, family areas, and a spa. I spend a lot of time in the facilities in DFW Terminal D and in Las Vegas. Today, I will walk you through the Centurion Lounge in DFW Terminal D.
One of my favorite features of the American Express Centurion Lounge is that they do an excellent job of keeping hot food available to guests. It is included with your admission, and selections rotate throughout the day. The Centurion Lounge offers buffet service. Lines are long for a few minutes after they change food items, particularly for the switch to a new meal. However, outside that window there is rarely a wait. I enjoy the food at least as well as most airport restaurants. I also enjoy having the food in a comfortable environment.
One of the other benefits of this lounge is that they have a variety of meeting spaces. One of those spaces is a quiet room for families travelling with children. While this offering is simply on par with a standard United Club or Admiral’s Club, it is certainly nice to have available.
Kid’s room and meeting space in the American Express Centurion Lounge in DFW Terminal D.
Tea and coffee service is always available in the American Express Centurion Lounge.
One of the real treats of this lounge is that they have a spa. Short treatments are available at no additional charge. They are often booked an hour or more in advance, and you cannot make reservations. However, I really enjoyed a 15 minute shoulder massage on a recent extended layover. My approach is to see what they have available as soon as I check in. If something is open, I put my name down. If not, I get a free drink from the bar. I can’t lose!
All told, I would rather be at my destination that in any airport. However, that’s not always possible. The American Express Centurion Lounge in DFW Terminal D is a great place to wait until I get where I am going.