Last week I attended a pre-opening dinner at American Express’ new Centurion lounge at New York LaGuardia.
It’s a fantastic space, smaller than the other Centurion lounges, which makes sense given its purpose — LaGuardia isn’t a ‘long layover’ airport.
At the time of the dinner American Express didn’t have a firm opening date. Construction was done, permits were in hand, but they were still working out final service details.
A little birdie tells me that the lounge is now open, as of 6am this morning.
Access rules: The lounge can be accessed by:
- Centurion and Platinum cardholders: Cardmember may bring in their spouse and children or two guests
- Other American Express cardholders: $50 per adult (children complimentary when accompanied by paying adult)
Hours: The lounge is open from 6am to 8pm daily.
Location: The lounge is landside (before security) in the Central Terminal – Terminal B – at New York LaGuardia. That makes it accessible if you’re flying American, United, JetBlue, Air Canada, Southwest, Frontier, and Spirit.
From outside the airport, enter via the food court entrance on the upper (departures) level. Turn to your left and you’ll see elevators which you’ll take up to the third floor.
There’s no spa like they have in Dallas, and no kids room. The highlight is the buffet and the bar. Here’s the food and beverage menu for the lounge.
American Express Platinum cardholder flying out of LaGuardia? There’s finally a really nice lounge for your predeparture time. I highly recommend the fried chicken.
It’s before security, but lines at LaGuardia are short generally. And they’re planning to ad a screen in the entryway to the lounge showing current security wait times to put you at greater ease.