When visited: August 2019
Time of day: Afternoon
Rating: 3.5 / 5
- Admirals Club Members (paid) or purchase a one day pass
- American Airlines co-branded credit cards
- First and Business Class passengers on American Airlines, American Airlines Partners, and Oneworld Airline international flights (domestic First Class does not count for entry)
- American Airlines Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Executive Platinum status holders on on American Airlines, American Airlines Partners, and Oneworld Airline international flights
- Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire members on international Oneworld or American Airline flight (includes arriving from an international flight)
- Concierge Key status holders
I gained access by virtue of my Qantas Gold membership status (which is also Oneworld Sapphire) and having a same day international American Airlines flight (in economy).
The Lounge is located in Dallas Fortworth Airport Terminal A near Gate A23.
Lounge Opening Hours: From 5:00am to 10:15pm daily.
The lounge stretches over a significant area.
It is divided into many functional areas with a business area, a kids area, a quiet zone, general zones and a small hide away area with an attached conference room for hire.
FOOD AND DRINKS
The Admiral’s Club has two buffet area with limited number of hot and cold foods with chocolate cookies being the main draw and some fruit.
There is a self-service soft drink machine and a coffee machine.
At the one bar you can get beer and wines, with premium passengers (level status level) getting access to more premium alcohol by scanning your boarding pass. You are expected to tip per drink ($1 USD should be okay).
Finally there is a guacamole bar where a lounge attendant makes guacamole on request right in front of you which seemed popular.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
Includes: Toilets / Showers / Wifi / Computers / Power Charging Outlets (lots), Conference Room (for hire)
As mentioned above there are several distinct areas for kids, business and general lounging.
There are several seatings types some in group configurations others setup for single travellers. The vast majority have power outlets.
There is some nice artwork and a good overall colour scheme across the Flagship Lounge.
There are several showers in the Admirals Club (which I didn’t check out). The business centre has about 20 workpoints with 3 having computers and 1 shared printer.
There are a number of staff around to help you with your flights.
The size and space provide in the lounge, the different zones especially the kids zone to access keep young children occupied. The fast free wifi. The bright colour schemes.
WHAT’S NOT SO GOOD
Limited food selection.
This is a modern standard entry level lounge and a good way to rest before a flight.