In November wrote about the new American Express Centurion Lounge at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport that was supposed to open back then but unfortunately it got postponed on the last minute.

Good news: The lounge is now finally open and ready to receive customers per the Centurion Lounge access policy (Platinum & Centurion cardholders).

American Express is currently on a big expansion course to make more Centurion lounges available to their Platinum and Centurion cardholders and Phoenix was one of their most anticipated locations because the airport is extremely busy as one of American Airlines hubs post merger with US Airways.

You can access American Express website for the PHX Lounge here.

Here is the exact location of the lounge in the PHX T4 concourse:

The opening hours are quite good, 5am – 10pm, allowing passengers of most connections to access the facilities.

Currently Centurion Lounges are currently available at:

  • Dallas
  • Hong Kong
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • New York LGA
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Miami
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco

For 2020 Amex has already announced further locations including international ones:

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Denver
  • London Heathrow
  • Los Angeles
  • New York JFK

The Centurion Lounges have been pretty popular with members and considering how strong Amex has pushed their Platinum card in the last few years I can imagine why they now want to expand their lounge networks, especially after upping the annual membership fees in many markets.

Conclusion

I initially planned to visit the Phoenix location in late November but since the lounge didn’t open as planned I changed my ticket and took a more direct route instead.

Glad to see this one finally opening because it improves the options at PHX a lot. The Admirals Club locations there aren’t much to write about. Have you visited the new lounge yet?

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