AMEX Centurion Lounge vs AA Admirals Club in Dallas (before QF8 to Sydney)

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mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

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For FF’s who have used the centurion lounge vs Admirals in DFW, what would you recommend? I’m QF platinum and have 5 hrs to kill at DFW.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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Can't say I've been into the AA lounges in Dallas, but the thing I like about the DFW Centurion Lounge is that there's a spa and they give free treatments. Even if there's a waiting list, with five hours to kill you should be able to get one pretty easily: just remember, the treatment might be free but it's customary to tip.

Also just to note, AMEX changed its lounge rules last year, so you'll need a Platinum Charge Card or the Centurion Card to access the Centurion Lounge: you can't pay to enter using any other AMEX card as you could previously. :)

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 339

Can't say I've been into the AA lounges in Dallas, but the thing I like about the DFW Centurion Lounge is that there's a spa and they give free treatments. Even if there's a waiting list, with five hours to kill you should be able to get one pretty easily: just remember, the treatment might be free but it's customary to tip.

Also just to note, AMEX changed its lounge rules last year, so you'll need a Platinum Charge Card or the Centurion Card to access the Centurion Lounge: you can't pay to enter using any other AMEX card as you could previously. :)

Thanks. I’m a Centurion Card holder. I’m flying J on my way back.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,091

Nice one! If you weren't already aware, you can sometimes flash the Centurion Card at the bar in the AMEX Lounge for better Champagne than what's on the shelf.

peteshep

Member since 15 Feb 2013

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To be honest, I’ve found the Centurion lounges to be fairly average. They’ve been crowded and pretty sterile. In Miami we walked out almost immediately as the dining area was a mess and filthy, and hiked back to the AA Flagship lounge which was much nicer, not crowded, better food and service. Unfortunately the flagship lounge isn’t open in DFW yet so Centurion is probably the better option than Admirals club. As above, flash your Centurion card to the bar staff and they’ll pour a proper Champagne (they will remind you on arrival at the front desk too). The shower facilities were quite nice there as well.

Sr Batrill

Member since 04 Dec 2017

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The Qantas Business and Premium lounges are a JOKE at DFW!! They are a 3rd rate carrier standard in seating food and amenities. Even the premium lounge (for first pax, Plats and higher ) self serve buffet of a whole 2 choices on paper plates and plastic utensils- yep paper and plastic!! Enhancements Mr Joyce for the 17K the F class ticket costs? Go to Amex lounge and enjoy a true premium experience lounge.


swewing

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Member since 10 Jan 2011

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The Centurion lounge at DFW is lovely - far superior to the Admirals Club or the contract lounge that Qantas use before QF8.

mannej

QF

Member since 21 May 2014

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The Qantas Business and Premium lounges are a JOKE at DFW!! They are a 3rd rate carrier standard in seating food and amenities. Even the premium lounge (for first pax, Plats and higher ) self serve buffet of a whole 2 choices on paper plates and plastic utensils- yep paper and plastic!! Enhancements Mr Joyce for the 17K the F class ticket costs? Go to Amex lounge and enjoy a true premium experience lounge.


Just clarifying, is it not an Associated lounge and not a QF lounge?

Dougmd

Member since 02 Mar 2017

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No question the lounge options are poor in Dallas. Does anyone have any info on when the new AA new Flagship lounge opens in Dallas? I am hearing 2018 but we are still at the front end of the year....

MaximillianW

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Member since 14 Dec 2016

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I enjoyed my visit to the AMEX lounge in Dallas, whilst it was busy at some points prior to QF flights, the food options and service was faultless. Hopefully you'll have more luck in getting one of the free 15 min massages too. But l know they are in the process of upgrading their AMEX Centurion lounge too.


I just saw this update on thepointsguy about the AA lounges.

aggie57

QF

Member since 04 Apr 2014

Total posts 138

Can't say I've been into the AA lounges in Dallas, but the thing I like about the DFW Centurion Lounge is that there's a spa and they give free treatments. Even if there's a waiting list, with five hours to kill you should be able to get one pretty easily: just remember, the treatment might be free but it's customary to tip.

Also just to note, AMEX changed its lounge rules last year, so you'll need a Platinum Charge Card or the Centurion Card to access the Centurion Lounge: you can't pay to enter using any other AMEX card as you could previously. :)

Thanks. I’m a Centurion Card holder. I’m flying J on my way back.

As a Centurion card holder you can expect to be guided to a reserved seat in the bar area, even if the lounge is full.


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