American Airlines prepares to reopen its Flaghip Lounges

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American Airlines prepares to reopen its Flaghip Lounges
Source: American Airlines
August 25, 2021

The first lounge will open on September 14, 2021 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

American Airlines is preparing to reconnect its customers with a premium dining experience with the reopening of its Flagship lounges, where customers can have wine, dine and relax during their trip. During the fall, American will begin to reopen the Flagship Lounges and Flagship First Dining. The first lounge will open on September 14, 2021 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). As guests return to the lounges, they will be able to learn about new menus from the James Beard Foundation chefs, more ways to access the lounges, and recognizable details of the onboard experience.

"The Flagship Lounge and Flagship Dining experience brings a whole new level of luxury to our customers' journey, and we are delighted to showcase our new services," said Clarissa Sebastian, Managing Director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products. "With revamped menus designed in collaboration with impressive chefs and even new ways to access the lounge, we are excited to open the doors and serve our customers this fall."

Projected reopening schedule:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 8
    Flagship Lounge: September 14
    Flagship First Dining: September 16
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) Concourse D
    Flagship Lounge: September 28
    Flagship First Dining: September 30

Lounges at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 4, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Terminal D, and Chicago O'Hare International Airport Terminal 3 ( ORD).

American will bring celebrity chefs to Flagship Lounges and Flagship First Dining to serve delicious and creative menus. This program is in association with the James Beard Foundation, an organization with a mission to celebrate, support, and elevate the people behind America's food culture and uphold a standard of good food anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability. . Each venue will feature an acclaimed local chef with offerings designed exclusively for their hometown lounge.

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Flagship Lounge offers world-class amenities and services, including dishes created in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation. Customers can access the Flagship Lounge depending on their elite status or if they are traveling in a premium cabin on a qualifying flight. New to the list, eligible customers traveling to Hawaii on Flagship® First and Flagship® Business will be able to access the Flagship experience.

Customers flying Flagship First on qualifying international or transcontinental flights also have access to Flagship First Dining located within the Flagship Lounge. Flagship First Dining offers a full service dining experience with locally inspired menus designed by chefs from the James Beard Foundation. American became the first airline to open a restaurant-style dining experience on the ground in 2017.

While the iconic lounges and restaurants are the most exclusive, the airline has also reopened its Admirals Club lounges in US cities, as well as its international locations: Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU) and La Mexico City (MEX). Customers traveling on an American Airlines or oneworld alliance® ticketed flight can also purchase a day pass to enter the Admiral's Club.


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