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I arrived at LAS for my flight home with about an hour to spare and went to the American Express Centurion Lounge near Gate D1. I approached, snapped a photo, and turned around. There were about 40 people in line and it did not look like it was going to move.
I had not been to The Club at LAS in years, so I walked over there to check it out. When I say that this is one of the worst lounges I have ever been to, I’m not exaggerating. It was dirty, dingy, and there was no line to enter (I now know why).
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Anthony’s Take: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Wait, that’s Mos Eisley. This should be called “The Pit of Despair” as the place was filthy. Food was half filled and spilled everywhere. Dishes were stacked up and tables were dirty. I spent about ten minutes, used some hand sanitizer, and left. The people in the lounge looked miserable. They likely lost their money, their hope, and their dreams before coming here to wallow before their flights.
There is a desk immediately in front as you enter. Multiple people were turned away as they thought they could enter with a first class boarding pass.
Immediately past the desk is a hallway that leads to the bathrooms. I didn’t enter these, but I can only imagine how clean they are based on the rest of the lounge’s condition.
A small bar was tucked away in the back corner behind the buffet. It seemed to offer all of the standard spirits, wine, and beer that you’d find in most lounges. A drink might help you forget where you are while you wait for your flight.
Near the buffet there was a coffee machine.
There was also a soda water dispenser and tea bags.
A water dispenser was on the other side of the coffee machine.
A refrigerator with cans of soda was at the opposite end with some shrink-wrapped fruit above it.
I guess I’ll call what was being served “lunch.” It was really nothing more than some hummus, basic salad ingredients, and snacks. There was food spilled all over and it did not look appealing. From the full bus tub above, there must have been soup available at some point.
There were some snack dispensers nearby. These were spilled and less than half full.
The food selection was pathetic. There was hummus, pita, and more chickpeas (in case you wanted to mash your own).
There was also a sad bowl of lettuce and another plate with some carrots, cucumbers, and olives. This was it for the food selection.
But, there were a few almost empty bottles of ketchup. In case you wanted ketchup for your salad or hummus? I’m not sure why these were here, but someone had consumed them. There were also QR codes on the tables that supposedly had additional menu items. I scanned it and got an error. I asked the attendant and she said she did not know if it was working.
Seating & Decor
There were tons of seats in all sorts of configurations. I give the Club at LAS credit for providing lots of options across the lounge.
More seats and tables.
Tables filled the area around the buffet.
At least the room with these chairs looks comfy.
The Club at LAS offers free Wi-Fi, restrooms, and the food and beverages mentioned above. It’s a disappointing space and one that would make me annoyed if I paid for entry. The departure board above at least gives hope that you’ll be able to escape soon.
Overall Impression: This Priority Pass lounge is one of the worst I have visited. Its buffet was sparse and picked over, the space was dirty, and it felt like passengers were unhappy to be there. I know I won’t be returning in the future.
Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: I generally love the lounges where The Platinum Card® from American Express grants me access. It has had a prominent place in my wallet for many years now. While it does have an annual fee of $695, it provides many travel benefits and will always be my go-to for lounge access (Delta Sky Clubs®, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass lounges) and booking airfare from the airlines to earn 5x points (up to $500,000 per calendar year). Learn more. Rates & Fees. Terms apply.
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The pit of despair? Inconceivable!