American Airlines Lounge Reviews List Bottom Line
To make indexing my reviews easier and organize them by topic, I decided to categorize my reviews. Every list will have links to each review and a short blurb describing each post. That way, you can find what you need faster and compare the reviews between each other more easily. Hope you enjoy!
American Airlines Lounge Reviews List
This lounge has changed operators in the past. Initially an Admiral’s Club in the early 2000s, it then became an Oneworld Premium Lounge staffed by American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia. Since then, it was rebranded as an Admiral’s Club for a while. During the COVID pandemic, it has remained closed and its status as an Admiral’s Club vs a general Oneworld premium lounge is still up for debate.
American Airlines’ Flagship Lounge in LHR is disappointing. They remind me of the old types of Flagship lounges that the airline offered before they were revamped. I would still prefer to go to the other Oneworld lounges at LHR Terminal 3. The future of this lounge is in question since American moved all of its flights to Terminal 5 to co-locate with their partner British Airways.
The Flagship Dining concept makes American’s First class experience a bit more refined than their regular business class. Although the dining area is considered part of the lounge, it’s usually in a secluded, closed-off section of the lounge. The food is usually pretty high quality, with local favorites and drinks curated to the lounge’s locations. Otherwise, there isn’t much of a difference between the amenities at the dining areas vs the regular Flagship Lounges.
The Admiral’s Club HNL is jointly operated with Japan Airlines. Although the lounge is staffed by Japan Airlines agents, it feels more like a regular Admirals Club. The lounge is slowly being remodeled and hopefully will have amenities similar to the newly renovated clubs in the mainland US.
American’s marquee lounge at Chicago is one of the best lounges in their network. Ampler than their JFK lounge and usually less crowded than the MIA and LAX counterparts, the Chicago Flagship Lounge is my favorite one. Food, even during the early morning flight bank, is excellent.
Since replaced by the new Flagship lounge, the old Flagship lounge at LAX was very similar to the LHR one. With outdated amenities, it frequently felt less premium than the newer Admirals Clubs that had been refreshed. It was a mild step up to the old Admirals Club at LAX, but still not to an international business class lounge standard.
Hope this helps y’all find the reviews you want and need. These lists will be expanded as more reviews are added. This will simplify finding all my reviews. If you still want to find more reviews that aren’t specific, you can find a link below!