New American Specific Centurion Lounge Coming to Philadelphia This Yr
We’ve seen Centurion Lounge popups at Los Angeles and Chicago airports, and LAX even confirmed it over a 12 months in the past noting that the lounge could be coming “to the south aspect terminals (between terminals 6 & 7).”
Since that point the brand new Houston Centurion lounge opened. I’m scripting this publish from the Houston lounge, and it’s quieter than some other Centurion lounge I’ve been in — largely owing to its location within the D terminal (although all terminals in Houston are linked airside) and to it being a Tuesday afternoon.
Nonetheless there’s been no agency information of a brand new Centurion lounge since Houston opened in June — till now.
By way of One Mile at a Time, and confirmed to me by American Specific, a brand new Centurion lounge can be coming to Philadelphia later this 12 months.
- It will likely be in Terminal A West (worldwide departures) above the present British Airways lounge. Development is anticipated to start out on the finish of subsequent month they usually’re concentrating on an early August open.
- Reportedly it’s going to supply solely 5500 sq. ft (simply over half the scale of Dallas, and solely two-thirds the scale of Houston) and have a bathe room, bar, and buffet.
I wouldn’t be stunned to see the opening schedule push out farther, as a result of airports are about probably the most tough setting to do enterprise in within the nation. However ‘second half of 2016’ appears greater than cheap to count on at this level.
And I feel we will count on that information of an LAX lounge must be coming into the pipeline shortly. In truth we’ll ultimately see all LAX terminals linked airside within the close to time period. At present terminals 1 and a pair of should not linked however LAX is constructing a “terminal 1.5”
Los Angeles Airport Commissioners permitted environmental and aesthetic plans associated to the proposed Terminal 1.5 Venture, which might improve the visitor expertise at LAX by offering extra area for ticketing, safety screening, and baggage declare, together with connecting Terminals 1 and a pair of.
The proposed challenge, which requires last approval from the Los Angeles Metropolis Council, features a 417,515-square-foot, six-level constructing that can span the 400-foot-long area between Terminals 1 and a pair of. It could additionally require demolishing a boarding gate in Terminal 1.
If permitted by the Metropolis Council, the Terminal 1.5 is anticipated to be accomplished in 26 months, opening Summer season 2019.
A brand new Centurion lounge is sorely wanted in Philadelphia, which lacks any Precedence Cross lounges and the place I discover American to have its worst golf equipment within the U.S..
American Airways Admirals Membership Bar, Philadelphia
Philadelphia will be part of Dallas Fort-Value, Las Vegas, Miami, New York LaGuardia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Houston within the rising US airport lounge community.