Austin American Airlines Admiral’s Club, Review
One of the great perks of the Citi AAdvantage Executive credit card is the lounge access that it provides to American Airlines Admiral’s Clubs. Without it, there are plenty of airports where we’d be without a lounge.
The Austin Admiral’s Club offers a surprisingly large space to relax and recharge before your flights.
The elevator to the Admiral’s Club is located right next to gate 22. The same elevator will take you to both the Admiral’s Club and the United Club.
Head up, turn the corner, and there you are.
The club holds easily 100-150+ people. Seating is plentiful and as we were there towards the end of the night, it was also empty.
A coffee station is at the main entrance, flanked by TVs.
Local Austin Art adorns the walls. I loved this one of the bats at Congress Avenue Bridge, a true Austin tradition!
The fare is pretty standard on the inside. Cheese cubes, soup, and a bar (with most things for purchase).
Back when we visited the lounge, you used to be able to get access by simply holding the card. Now, Citi and American have made it a little bit harder. You’ve got to be flying on Alaska or American day of in order to get in.
As we fly Alaska, we can get in no problem, but it should be noted if you’re trying to get in. Make sure that you’re on one of their planes!
The lounge won’t win any awards for the most glamorous of fabulous lounge that there is, but considering the alternative is the chaos of the terminal down below, it’s a nice respite from all of that.