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Introduction: The Long Way to Costa Rica
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Irregular Operations on United Airlines
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Missed Flight on American Airlines from Miami
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Review: American Express Centurion Lounge Miami
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After a short ride in an Uber, we were back at Miami International Airport. We did not have to American Airlines’ check-in counter because we had the United Airlines’ agent print our boarding passes the night before. It took about 10 minutes to process through security. At this point, I wanted to check out the American Express Centurion Lounge.
There are nine American Express Centurion lounges in the world and I would like to visit all of them. I have visited lounges in Houston, San Francisco, and the old lounge in Dallas. My friend did not want to miss any announcements (or flights) so he took a left after security towards our departure gate while I made a right turn towards the lounge.
The walk to the lounge, from the security checkpoint at D24, took about 10 minutes. The lounge was located on the fourth level, near gate D12, so I took the elevator up.
Upon exiting the elevator, the front desk was straight ahead.
I was welcomed to the lounge by a friendly agent, almost too friendly for 7am (I am not a morning person). She asked for my boarding pass, identification, and the card that I was using to enter the lounge. We made small talk about the lounge amenities for a few minutes.
I was informed that the lounge had a spa (which did not open until 9am), shower suite, buffet, bar, and a quiet seating area overlooking the terminal. I asked to use the shower suite (for the blog of course). The agent asked if I need longer than 30 minutes because she had the first guest of the day booked at that time. No ma’am, 30 minutes was more than enough.
We turned back towards the elevator and made a right down the circular hallway. We walked past the closed spa.
After a few more steps, we were at the shower suite. The agent asked me to inform her when I was finished. I thanked her and proceeded into the suite. The room was in line with shower suites that I have used at other American Express Centurion Lounges.
The shower was refreshing. Feeling ready to take on the day, I exited the shower suite. To the right was some seating where you could look out at the terminal.
Or you could follow the hallway to a quiet seating area that had coffee. I did not venture down the hallway, but the agent at the front desk provided the information when asked.
I made my way to the back corner of the lounge where there was a decent sized seating area with a tv and plenty of seating. There were huge windows that normally had great views of the tarmac. Due to the morning, visibility was limited.
Just past that area was the dining room. The breakfast buffet, which consisted of fruits, eggs, sausage, potatoes and a few other dishes, was located on the right. I did not eat anything but it all looked delicious.
The main dining area was to the left. It consisted of about a dozen, mostly occupied, tables.
At the back of the dining area was the bar. Due to it being 7am, no hard liquor was being served. I ordered a prosecco and tried to get some work done.
I enjoyed my short stay at the American Express Centurion Lounge in Miami. The agents were very friendly and as always, the hot food options were plentiful. I would not hesitate to visit this lounge again.