American Airlines Re-Opening Admiral’s Clubs in 10 cities

American Airlines has had a sort of summer revival as of late. Airplane loads are 3x what they were in April and rising. Because of that, travelers are demanding a certain sense of normalcy return to air travel as quickly as possible. 

In just two short weeks, American Airlines will be re-opening up their Admiral’s Clubs in 10 airports and another dozen or so will open up as service centers.

The List

The list is short, as you would expect they’d open up their most important locations first. While this is a list of locations that will open on June 22nd, expect more locations to come soon:

  • Charlotte (CLT) — Concourse C
  • Chicago (ORD) — Concourse H/K
  • Dallas (DFW) — Terminal A and Terminal C
  • Los Angeles (LAX) — Terminal 4
  • New York (JFK) — Terminal 8 (only prepackaged food and water will be available, per local restrictions)
  • New York (LGA) — Concourse D (only prepackaged food and water will be available, per local restrictions)
  • Miami (MIA) — Gate D30
  • Philadelphia (PHL) — Terminal B/C
  • Phoenix (PHX) — Gate A7
  • Washington, D.C. (DCA) — Terminal B

Just because the lounge locations are opening, don’t think that everything is going to be a full on buffet party. Options will be limited to maintain health and safety as much as possible.

Those locations will have pre-packaged snack offerings and a full-service bar for customers to enjoy complimentary and premium beverages. Hours vary by location and capacity and offerings could be limited due to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines or local orders or restrictions.

As mentioned, some locations will open as service centers to assist customers with travel issues. I can’t imagine there is that much of a demand for travel assistance right now. If you’re traveling during this covid mess, you have to assume there’s going to be a certain level of uncertainty.

  • Atlanta (ATL) — North Terminal, Concourse T
  • Austin (AUS) — Gate 22
  • Nashville (BNA) — Concourse C
  • Boston (BOS) — Terminal B
  • Dallas (DFW)—Terminal D
  • Houston (IAH)—Terminal A
  • Pittsburgh (PIT) — Main Lobby
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) — Terminal 2
  • Orlando (MCO) — Gate 55
  • San Francisco (SFO) — Terminal 1
  • Orange County (SNA) — Gate 8
  • St. Louis (STL) — Concourse C
  • Tampa (TPA) — Gate 85

Safety is Paramount

According to American Airlines, there’s going to be some changes to try and make it as clean and healthy as possible.

Health and well-being improvements at Admirals Club lounges include:

  • Plexiglass shields at reception and service desks.
  • Foot-operated door openers to enable touchless operation of restroom doors (where feasible).
  • Hand sanitizer stations for customers.
  • Signage and floor decals to remind customers to practice social distancing.

Nope, not this elevator

While I appreciate the lounge for its separation from the rest of the airport, I’ll admit that I think I’ll arrive to the airport as close to take off time as possible. I’m not really in the mood to sit around and stew in a lounge as much as I was before. 

Are you happy to see lounges opening again?


Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. Makes sense. The lounges in the connecting airports are really all you need at the moment in case you want to get out of the terminal while changing planes. Due to decreased loads and flights the out station lounges don’t really present much need. TSA wait is almost nonexistent so just have to show up to the airport about 30 minutes prior to flight time.

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