The Lone Star State just got a new airport lounge. Say hello to the new American Airlines Flagship Lounge located in Terminal D at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). What you see inside the lounge is part of American’s plan to spend $200 million to improve its portfolio of lounges across its network.
The new lounge is the fifth American Airlines Flagship Lounge to be launched. Only first-class passengers and business-class passengers traveling on international flights are invited inside. The lounge has been designed to include practical features like quiet areas, private work pods and showers. Of course, dining is a big part of what the lounge is all about. That’s probably the big motivation behind why most travelers will enter the lounge in the first place.
American’s Flagship Lounge at DFW offers both hot and cold buffet options and a chef’s table with a revolving menu. Travelers will actually be able to request made-to-order entrée options when they dine in the lounge. Passengers who are flying using international first-class tickets get to enjoy an additional option. Those elite travelers actually get access to an area called Flagship First Dining. This is a sit-down restaurant that offers a full-service dining experience. We’re hearing that American is planning some Texan-inspired menu options for this cozy portion of the lounge.
What’s an airport lounge in 2019 without a bar? Visitors of the American Airlines Flagship Lounge at DFW can also look forward to some drinks. The lounge serves both wine and champagne. However, that’s not why most travelers will be excited. One fun feature is a make-it-yourself cocktail station.
Is the new lounge enough to make you want to pay for an upgrade? There’s no denying that the lounge interior looks cozy and inviting. However, it’s not a life-changing lounge by any means. The fact that the lounge has designated quiet areas and showers could be enough to persuade some travelers. You’ll probably also get excited by seating with built-in power outlets if you need to plug in during your travel time.
You don’t have to pass through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to be able to visit an American Airlines Flagship Lounge. Flagship Lounge locations are present in Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA) and New York (JFK). American Airlines also has plans to open up Flagship Lounges in London (LHR) and Philadelphia (PHL) soon.
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