Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2016Mar.Barcelona 1 - Centurion Lounge SFO

In June, I will post a trip to Barcelona, Catalonia where I visited with Dr. S.A., so this series of posts are dedicated to Dr.S.A.

In March, I started this trip in the early morning.
San Mateo station is still under darkness, but I took a bus.

SamTrans Bus route 292 stops two blocks away from my home, then directly goes around SFO terminals. Very convenient.
Before 6 am, there are some passengers. Some of them are working at SFO or hotels around there.

I got out the bus at Terminal 3.
My first segment was coast-to-coast flight to Newark, NJ. Then connecting to Barcelona.

As usual, took the CLEAR + TSA Pre as a fast track, then entered Amex Centurion Lounge.
The wall of the reception is decorated like this. Receptionists are hiding voluntarily. Sorry guys...

It's around 6:30 am. Bar counter was emplty...
However, mixologist (they call 'bartender' with respects) is ready and if you wish, he/she will do his/her best to offer a glass or two of nice cocktail.

I didn't ask Mimosa or Bellini in this morning, just eat a little.
I sat this table, located just behind the glass elevator.

What I got was only this much. Because I knew I would be served another breakfast in United's BusinessFirst® cabin.
Freshly baked croissant with butter and jam, mushroom quiche and scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and some berries.

Once my stomach has been filled, I went to the Apple's altar for worships.
As a former MacMaster certified engineer (until MacOS 8), I prayed for guru of Apple sect...

Then I started recharging my Apple gadgets on the big table.
Sipping double espresso here is my routine as well.

About 10-15 minutes before boarding starts, I greeted the receptionists and left the lounge.
The Centurion Lounge SFO became my "Home Lounge." I'm so delighted American Express decided to open it in SFO.


  1. 早朝のサンマテオ、なんか、空気感が漂ってます。バスを利用する方々もその方面に御出勤の方々が多いわけね。

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  2. obaKoba-sann,

    Was what you grabbed only that much?
    No wonder you understood you would be offered one more morning meal in United's BusinessFirst® that were not First but Business class (lol).

    Judging from the condition of these foods, isn’t it even superior to the meals supplied at another cafeterias in SFO?
    And it's complimentary and delicious, isn’t it?

    Since AmEx began the lounge at SFO, you must feel the yearly charge for services or privileges for your Platinum Card has been well made up for, right?

    You should thank to AmEx!?

    Though, you might want so many Centurion Lounges in other airports, including NRT (LOL).

    best denki