Thursday, April 2, 2015

Laguardia Amex Centurion Lounge

Thanks to our family friend Hannah, my family was able to check out the American Express Centurion Lounge in LaGuardia Airport before our flight to Chicago this morning.

Because my father was added as an authorized user under Hannah's primary account, he had his own Platinum American Express card in his name. Of course, my father promised not to use it for any charges, but we could use it to gain complimentary access to the handful of American Express Centurion lounges across the country. Currently, there are AEC lounges in Las Vegas, Dallas, San Francisco and New York.

So Thursday morning, before our 8AM flight, we arrived at LGA around 6:30AM, so we had about 40 minutes to enjoy the lounge and get complimentary breakfast. Unfortunately, the Centurion lounge is located upstairs BEFORE security, so we had to estimate how long it would take us to get through security. Luckily, we had TSA Pre-Check though.

The lounge is much better than the United Club Lounge as you can see from the photos.

But where these lounges really shine is in the kitchen. So we left the living room area and went over to the cafeteria section, past the hallway of green couches.

To their credit, American Express recruits some great chefs to prepare the meals. No carrot sticks and crackers here. We get something comparable to a hotel breakfast buffet. Today, we had our choice of fried eggs, breakfast quiche, brioche french toast, and Belgian waffles.

 How was the food?  Take a look at my face!

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