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Seattle Amex Centurion Lounge Closing Next Week Temporarily

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Seattle Amex Centurion Lounge Closing Next Week Temporarily

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Seattle Amex Centurion Lounge Closing

I wanted to do a quick PSA post about the Seattle Amex Centurion lounge closing at the start of next week. The good news is it will only be closed temporarily. They are moving the lounge and it will now be located on the mezzanine level of the Central Terminal. ToP team member Rick said the old location was super small and tight so this will be a welcomed improvement. The new space will be triple the size of the old lounge. They still have some finishing touches to wrap up and need to move some items from the old location to the new one.

Here is a statement from American Express about the temporary lounge closure:

As we get ready to open the new Centurion Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the current Centurion Lounge located in Concourse B will close at 7:00 p.m. on January 29 so we can complete the lounge relocation and construction. We look forward to welcoming eligible Card Members to our new lounge on the mezzanine level of the Central Terminal in the coming weeks. Card Members can use the Amex Mobile app or visit www.TheCenturionLounge.com for up-to-date information.

Seattle Amex Centurion Lounge Closing

How Do You Get Centurion Lounge Access?

You can gain American Express Centurion lounge access as a cardholder perk of the American Express Platinum card, Amex Business Platinum card or the American Express Centurion card. You will no longer be able to bring 2 free guests once this lounge reopens though since that policy changes on February 1st. Only cardholders that spend $75,000 or more in a calendar year will still get the two free guests when they visit a lounge going forward.

The better workaround for guests (family members that travel often with you) is adding them as an authorized user. You can add up to 3 Platinum authorized users for $175 a year, or $58.33 per person. They would then get their own lounge access, with or without you. This perk does not extend to the no fee Gold authorized user cards you can add as well.

Seattle Amex Centurion Lounge Closing Temporarily: ToP Thoughts

It doesn't appear they have a firm reopening date yet but they make it seem like it isn't expected to be too long. If you had planned on hitting up the Centurion lounge on a trip during the next month or so it is best to have a back up option in place. I know Rick enjoys the Delta lounges in Seattle and the Alaska lounges always get pretty good marks too. It all depends on who you are flying with and which credit cards you have in your wallet though.

HT: DoC

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