The American Express Centurion Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (Tom Bradley Terminal) which has been shut down since June of last year has just introduced a new service in a strange way, offering Grab&Go snack boxes!
It’s unclear what exactly caused the lounge to suddenly close its doors in the first place but what has been going on there right now is nothing but a bag of excuses from American Express.
We’re nearing the one-year anniversary of this club lounge and most of this time it has been closed but this week Amex started to give customers little boxes filled with various food items.
The Centurion® Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is temporarily closed due to building repairs. Grab-and-go pre-packaged food and beverage options will be provided for Card Members to enjoy on the 6th floor from 6:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Head towards the Great Hall. Take the elevator up to Level 6, proceed past the Star Alliance Lounge.
The Centurion Lounge isn’t at the great hall, it’s right behind security so the distribution is actually at another location, not the Centurion Lounge itself!?
The TBIT can be accessed via intra-terminal connector from other LAX terminals as well but it’s quite a hike as the airport is a huge. I’d only consider this if you’re flying from one of the adjacent terminals either way and not do Terminal hopping.
I don’t quite understand what exactly that current arrangement means and unfortunately I’m not in North America right now to check on the status of this facility.
Here is another description of the current offerings:
The Centurion® Lounge at LAX is not offering in-lounge seating or dining, and instead is providing grab-and-go pre-packaged food and beverage options for Card Members to enjoy on the 6th floor.
So in other words this is more like a kiosk and the location isn’t even identical to the actual lounge.
This is the view from the Mezzanine of the Grand Hall next to the Star Alliance Lounge, quite fitting with an Amex advertisement.
American Express card members have only one other lounge option when departing from LAX which is the Delta Skyclub but only when flying Delta, and guests incur an additional charge.
Since there is no timeline for when the Centurion lounge will open again it might be best to consider this ahead of time and make other arrangements or arrive as late as possible for your flight. TBIT has other lounges that the individual airlines provide when flying in their premium cabins or with an eligible loyalty tier.
The Centurion Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is still closed due to building repairs which began in June of last year. Amex representatives promised that the facility would be reopening in “late 2021” which obviously didn’t happen. Now they are giving out snack boxes at the airport – it’s a complete joke!
No details have been given on what caused these alleged repairs or when the facility will finally reopen. Maybe it’s all just an excuse to keep it closed and save costs? In mid January I just stopped by there for a minute to take the picture. In the meantime, two other guests walked by and were quite upset about the lounge being closed showcasing that customers are really becoming irritated.