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AMEXPlatino86
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Centurion Lounge LaGuardia review

Postby AMEXPlatino86 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:06 am

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I hope everybody on the forum had a productive holiday and a very Happy New Year. I meant to post this review a couple days ago but I've been sooo busy and lazy (at the same time). For this holiday season I decided to fly out to the South from NYC. Since I was going to fly out from LaGuardia, I decided to check out the Centurion lounge before my flight.

Located in Terminal B (which wasn't too bad since my flight was in terminal C so had to walk back), the lounge was located on 3rd floor near the elevators. Upon entrance the desk agent requested my ID, boarding pass, and Platinum Card. She handed me a card with the wi-fi name and password. There were two hallways: one that lead to the business center and the other to the bar/restaurant portion. Since I hadn't had breakfast, I decided I had to chow down. There was seating at the bar, tables, and window side to watch the planes arrive and depart as well as private pods to enjoy personal space.

Now for the food. I would have to say that was a very well planned out menu and the food was always fresh (well mainly because it was always gone but replenished quickly by the attendants). I was there during breakfast so I had a very well selection of Benedict florentine, french toast, pancakes, fruit, oatmeal, bagels, frittatas, and so much more that I can't name it all. The bar was open for service but I limited myself to a glass of Rosé and a cup of coffee since it was so early ( As a reminder since it's free, be sure to tip the bartender accordingly.)

Considering I was not in my terminal, I couldn't stay as long as I wanted but I checked out the business center in the opposite area of the lounge. It's a cute area to charge up your computer (or use one of two computers), read some of the newspapers/periodicals provided.

For sure I can say that this was one of the best experiences I've had and no longer am bored in waiting for my flight. If you live in NYC or are flying through, you have to check it out. If you have any other questions about the experience, I am available to answer them.
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Postby jlam572 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:10 am

Great review. Thanks for sharing
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Postby MB131174 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:58 pm

I was just approved for the Plat card today, and I believe I'll be flying through DFW again early next year. Has anyone used that one?
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Postby popamode72 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:55 pm

Excellent review there. I'd love to hear more.
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Postby lobbythis » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:51 pm

popamode72 wrote:Excellent review there. I'd love to hear more.


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Postby AMEXPlatino86 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:26 pm

lobbythis wrote:Seeing is believing. All you have to do is apply.


That is true. I really hadn't had the time to travel but I really wanted to jump on the opportunity to do something different for the holiday. And considering I'm closer to LGA, I had to take the chance to check it out. Enjoyed every moment of peace and quiet instead of being overstimulated with the crowds trying to get to their destinations since there were a lot of delays.
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Postby popamode72 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:14 pm

I'd get a Plat but I'm not quite ready for it. Maybe in a couple of years.
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Postby AMEXPlatino86 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:43 pm

popamode72 wrote:I'd get a Plat but I'm not quite ready for it. Maybe in a couple of years.


You aren't ready for a Plat but you're rocking a J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton Rewards card. I smell something stinky...
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Postby popamode72 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:39 am

AMEXPlatino86 wrote:You aren't ready for a Plat but you're rocking a J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton Rewards card. I smell something stinky...


I guess the 140K point sign up offer that only comes once a year, the annual 300 dollar reimbursements, and the slightly lower AF were more than enough to convince me there as well as how handy that card will especially be especially for vacations and other trips. There was a lot there that made it too difficult for me not to resist basically.

I think it's an awesome card all around so far, and JP Morgan's executive office/priority line have been amazing to boot and some of the best customer service I've ever had with credit cards IMO. I still like Amex but Chase right now has really been earning a lot of my respect too and both lenders have been my absolute favorites to work with above all else.

You've certainly got a point. If PRG's benefits hadn't been watered down, I would still consider that card though.
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Postby lobbythis » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:00 am

Ritz is also a credit card and not a charge card like Amex. So, there is some difference as far as function goes beyond just rewards, etc.



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