Today most if not all points and miles blogs were going crazy over the fact that American Express announced that its 10th Centurion lounge will be at JFK. The Centurion lounge at LGA might be its one redeeming quality although I wish the lounge were airside.
The Centurion collection is without a doubt Amex’s biggest competitive advantage over other premium cards. This new lounge at JFK will further consolidate Amex’s lead in this area. I wish Chase and other premium card issuers tried to emulate Amex and establish their very own collections of top of the line lounges.
This new lounge alone will make JFK a lot more appealing to Savvy travelers. Everything else being equal I will pick the airport with the Centurion lounge every time. Let’s just hope Chicago, Atlanta, LA, Orlando and Boston Centurion lounges are next.