AmEx cardholders traveling through Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport have a new place to relax, regroup, or catch up on work while waiting for flights.
Access to the Centurion Lounge at DFW, which opened earlier this month, is complimentary for American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders. People with any other type of American Express card can purchase a one-day Access Key to the lounge for $50. Children under 18 may accompany their parent or guardian at no charge. There is a separate area especially for families, though children can go throughout the lounge.
For those who need to work, the 9,000-square-foot lounge offers free high-speed Wi-Fi, the use of personal computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, and workstations. Guests wanting to kick back and relax will find plenty of ways to unwind. The lounge is located in Terminal D and is open from 5:30 a.m to 10 p.m.
Drinks, electronics and spa treatments
Newspapers, magazines, televisions, tablets and headsets are available throughout the lounge. There are even complimentary spa treatments for weary and stressed-out travelers. The bar offers a signature cocktail with a Texas theme, created by award-winning mixologist Jim Meehan, and the wine selection is curated by noted sommelier Anthony Giglio. The lounge also serves Southwestern cuisine created by Dean Fearing, owner of Dallas’s celebrated Fearing’s Restaurant. He was recently named Best Chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.
The lounge has a desk staffed with concierges who can help cardholders make hotel, restaurant, and airline reservations. This is the second American Express Centurion Lounge. The first one opened in February of this year at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Travel benefits for American Express cardholders
Platinum American Express cardmembers get a variety of benefits to make travel easier, including a $200 airline fee credit that can be applied to baggage fees, in-flight purchases or airport lounge access charges.
They can also enroll in Global Entry, a service that provides expedited security screening and cuts down on time spent in line at airport security. American Express offers the Fine Hotels & Resorts program, which gives members room upgrades at select hotels as well as VIP perks like late checkout and credits toward spa and dining options. There are no foreign transaction fees for Platinum cardholders who use their card overseas.