Our plane landed in Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport just before 1pm local time. We had a little over 3 hours at this airport and we had plans to maximize our stay. We knew that there were a few airport lounges that we could visit and the first one being was The Centurion Lounge by American Express on Terminal 2.
Last winter, we took the family and visited quite a few Centurion Lounges in Philadelphia, New York’s La Guardia Airport, and Dallas-Fort Worth. We enjoyed our visits to those lounges and knew that we’d be hitting the Centurion Club in Mexico City.
My lesson-learned from my first Centurion visit
During our trip Centurion Lounge visit in Dallas, we were told that the lounge offered free massage, however an appointment was needed. By the time we learned of this perk, all the slots had already been taken for the time that we were in the lounge.
Not making that mistake again
You better believe that once Nancy and I arrived at the Centurion Club, we inquired about available slots for a massage, and were also advised that they also offered complimentary manicure and haircut trim. Bam! We got ourselves. We had nearly 4 hours to kill in MEX and we made good use of our time.
Dining at the Centurion Club
The three Centurion lounges we’ve tried in PHL, DFW, and LGA served buffet-style meals. This Centurion Club offered a menu, and the one thing that immediately caught my attention was the pricing. There were prices listed so that reminded that it wasn’t free. The prices weren’t exactly expensive. Our server also offered us free chips and peanuts plus tuna sandwich and ham and cheese sliders. The pic sandwiches weThose were all complimentary. He also reminded us that all the drink at the bar were complimentary.
Our Centurion Mini Spa Day
Nancy and I each had a 15 minute complimentary massage. While we didn’t time it, the whole process felt like it went on for 20-25 minutes. It was a back rub, face down massage. It was just perfect after all, we’ve been up nonstop from the time that we left our house.
We also had our nails done. Mine was just cleaning of my fingernails, while Nancy had a complimentary manicure, and the pedicure had a very minimal charge of $5-$6 just for the nail polish.
Lounge hop at Salon Premiere by Aeromexico
We’ve never bar hopped in our lives. But now that we travel quite a bit now, we enjoy going to lounges. Just right below the Amex Centurion Club was Salon Premiere Lounge by Aeromexico. We still had about 45 minutes to kill before boarding our flight. We stopped by there. It was part of the perk offered by Chase Sapphire Reserve and American Express Platinum cards. Again, the access complimentary since we have Priority Pass access card. For the next 45 minutes, I updated my blog, and had a chicken and rice soup. There were quite a few other food selections, but we weren’t that hungry. So we behaved.
From Mexico City to Lima, Peru
We boarded Aeromexico’s flight to Lima before 5pm.
It was a 6-hour flight and we found ourselves knocked out before takeoff. We needed that sleep. Dinner was served past 6pm – chicken with lentils and baby pumpkins, plus a side salad. The best part for me was ending the meal with Arroz con leche desert.
Everything was good. Our flight attendant assigned on this business class flight took care of us very well. I got to sleep a little bit more, blogged and published an entry during flight, while Nancy watched in-flight movies.
Ok, this is all for now….next is PERU!!!!