December 5, 2015

Review: Amex Centurion Lounge DFW

Planning & Booking
American Express Centurion Lounge DFW
Emirates A380 First Class Dallas to Dubai
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa Dubai
Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai
Emirates 777-300 First Class Dubai to Male
Transfer to Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
Park Hyatt Maldives - Resort & Park Villa
Park Hyatt Maldives - Water Villa
Transfer to Male
Singapore Airlines 777-200ER Business Class Male to Singapore
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Singapore Airlines The Private Room Singapore
Singapore Airlines 777-300ER First Class Singapore to Hong Kong
Singapore Airlines 777-300ER First Class Hong Kong to San Francisco

After dropping Perry off for her vacation Tuesday evening, we finished packing and went to bed as early as possible for our 3AM wake up call.  We caught the 5AM American Airlines flight to DFW which was completely uneventful.  We landed a little before 8AM and made our way over to Terminal D and to the Centurion lounge which is located on the upper level near gate D-17.  We didn't check bags on the way out so transferring was a quick walk and an Airtrain ride.

American Express Centurion DFW

We had visited this Centurion outpost before on our way to Istanbul.  I'd say this one is the best in the system (I've visited SFO, LAS, LGA, and DFW) given the spa.  Access to the lounge is complimentary for Amex Platinum and Black Card holders.  A day pass is $50 for all other Amex cardholders.

Centurion DFW Entrance

We made our way to the far end of the lounge - through the buffet and bar to the area with a handful of chaise loungers.  The loungers were all occupied so we set ourselves up at the one of the tables for breakfast.

Centurion DFW loungers with a terminal view

The 2+ hours we spent in the lounge flew by.  We grabbed some breakfast (food is excellent, btw) and had a couple of cappuccinos while catching up on work/email before the flight.

Centurion DFW Bar

Centurion DFW Buffet

Emily visited the spa for a manicure prior to our departure where you can choose (complimentary) from a few different treatments.  I took a quick shower to prepare for the flight where I would take yet another shower.

At T-50 we headed down to concourse to stretch our legs and watch the fashion show our Emirates crew board the aircraft.

Coming down the runway

Up close

We're rarely in Dallas but if we are, we're headed to the Centurion.  It's among the best lounges in the US and the food, bar, and spa provided a great start to what was a phenomenal longhaul flight to Dubai.


  1. Did you have any concerns of missing your connection in DFW since you were flying on two separate reservations? Looks like you thankfully had plenty of time! I'm struggling with flying out to DFW the night before for my positioning flight on my DFW-DXB Alaska award.

  2. @ Colin. We took the 5AM AA flight to DFW which gave us 3.5 hours before our departure for DXB. We weren't checking bags so figured it was plenty of time. Turned out it was since we arrived at DFW 30 minutes early. I think you are fine if not checking bags. If checking, I would likely fly in the night before. Best of luck and enjoy your trip!