One of the blog’s commenters left a bit of a cryptic note about a possible American Express Centurion lounge at Washington Dulles.
I work in IAD concessions and during the last managers all hands we were told that AMEX has been in touch with the management to open a lounge in the now defuct UA lounge in the Intl terminal.
This confused me a little bit, both the reference to:
- A closed United lounge
- A United lounge “in the international terminal”
My first thought was terminal B where many international airlines (and some domestic carriers) operate from. And United has never been an occupant there.
Then I thought of ‘closed United lounges’ and I vaguely remembered that until about a decade ago there was an Star Gold lounge by United Express gates. I can’t think of any other former United club space that’s no longer in use.
The commenter, whom I do not know personally and therefore can’t vouch for their story (e.g. that they work at Washington Dulles), came back and confirmed that it was that old lounge. I’m not quite convinced, but it’s an interesting theory and fun (for me at least) to speculate.
And if nothing else, fun to think of Washington Dulles before Independence Air.