American Express Centurion Lounge, London Heathrow T3: Excellent even at breakfast

First flight of our trip, from London Heathrow. And, for once, we will skip the lounge proposed by the airline. And for the better…

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

1DiaryMexico City and Cancun
2HotelCourtyard Marriott London Heathrow
3LoungeAmerican Express Centurion Lounge, London Heathrow T3
4FlightAir France Business, Londres Heathrow – Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Airbus A320
5LoungeAir France Business Lounge, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle 2E-K
6FlightAir France Business, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – Cancun, Boeing 777-200
7HotelRoyalton CHIC Cancun, an Autograph Collection Resort
8DiaryMexico day 3 : Playa del Carmen et Tulum
9DiaryMexico day 4 : Chichén Itzá
10LoungeThe Lounge, Cancun T4
11FlightAeromexico Domestic Business, Cancun – Mexico Benito Juarez, Boeing 787-9
12HotelThe St. Regis Mexico City
13RestaurantQuintonil, Mexico City
14DiaryMexico day 7 : Mexico City
15DiaryMexico Day 8: Mexico City, Historic Center
16RestaurantLa Buena Barra, Mexico City
17DiaryMexico day 9 : Teotihuacan
18DiaryMexico day 10 : Xochimilco
19LoungeGrand Elite Lounge, Mexico T1
20FlightKLM World Business Class, Mexico Benito-Juarez – Amsterdam Schiphol, Boeing 787-9
21FlightKLM Business Class, Amsterdam Schiphol – Lodon Heathrow, Boeing 737-900
Today’s itinerary

Ground course and check-in

Since the beginning of the school year, Air France and KLM have moved from terminal 2 to terminal 3and it is there that we check in for Cancun. The terminal was packed and it took us a good 15 minutes in the SkyPriority line to reach the check-in counter.


When it’s our turn, no worries since Mexico doesn’t ask for any COVID document, and our luggage leaves in the depths of LHR in a few seconds.


We will then use the Fast Track and pass the security there too in a few seconds.


The lounge is coded “A” and is located near the Duty Free area. It is accessible through stairs or elevators. The area is not very pleasant,as are all the backstage areas of terminals 3 and 4, the oldest of the platform.


Lounge design

You could already discover the design in a previous report, before our flight to Budapestwith British Airways.


It hasn’t changed.


We are warmly welcomed and after checking our eligibility, we are invited to enter the lounge. A small gift is given to us.



The restaurant offer is plentiful and of excellent quality.

I would have a chachouka, with a fruit salad and a small brioche.


All this accompanied by an excellent mimosa… Because it’ s always time for champagne.


Bottom line

An excellent lounge with perfect service. We regret the lack of windows…

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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