Review: American Express Centurion Lounge, Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Review: American Express Centurion Lounge, Dallas Forth Worth, Texas, United States

We arrived in Dallas in mostly great shape for an international flight. We had a 7 hour layover at Dallas Forth Worth airport thanks to no earlier Alaska flights available to take us home. After being in a tube for 15 hours on Qantas, I was keen to go outside and get some fresh air. Not having visited Dallas for 20 years, I was reminded from MrsWT73 how muggy the nudity was here. We lasted about 10 minutes outside of the international arrivals hall before we turned into a pool of dripping perspiration.

We returned back into the D concourse and re-cleared security. Although our boarding cards were stamped with “First” and TSA Pre-Check, the officious line dragon denied MrsWT73’s attempt to access the priority line. “It is for privileged people” (of which we were not apparently).

American Express Centurion Lounge
Dallas Forth Worth, Texas, USA

We wandered through to the American Express Centurion Lounge where the kind host checked us in and put us on the list for a complimentary spa treatment. We also gained immediate access to the shower suite, which was much needed after our long flight.

The lounge was a busy place and pretty crowded throughout our stay. The staff managed capacity pretty well as there was always somewhere to sit.

I was able to enjoy the complimentary spa treatment at about 4:20 PM. An enthusiastic massage therapist Christina indicated, as they all do, that I needed to get in for a longer term massage.

We eventually passed the time away, with another order of chicken and salad before left for our flight. The Centurion Lounge was a comfortable, if not crowded, stopover in Dallas. Although the lounges are a great space to get food and drink, the North American locations always seem to be very crowded.

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