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ARCHIVE: DFW Admirals Club D Closed Apr 2018 - (new AC, FL, FFD open 16 May 2019)

ARCHIVE: DFW Admirals Club D Closed Apr 2018 - (new AC, FL, FFD open 16 May 2019)

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Terminal D Admirals Club (with its not quite Flagship First Dining) closed 7 April 2018 (concurrently with the reopening of the refurbished Terminal A Admirals Club). The new D Club reopened 16 May 2019 encompassing a Flagship Lounge that will serve qualifying passengers of AA, BA, QF, QR (instead of their operating contract lounges), an Admirals Club and Flagship First Dining facility.

The new Terminal D Admirals Club, Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining facility is OPEN. This thread is now archived. Please follow and discuss the facility here: Dallas DFW “D” Admirals Club, Flagship Lounge, Flagship First Dining 16 May 2019
Reimagining our lounges
An update on what’s next at DFW
We know you travel through Dallas Fort Worth often. And we can’t wait for you to experience our all-new Terminal D Admirals Club®, Flagship® Lounge and Flagship® First Dining in 2019.

To complete construction sooner, we’ve temporarily closed the Admirals Club lounge and International First Class Dining in Terminal D.

You’ll still have several Admirals Club lounges at DFW:

* NOW OPEN: Terminal A (near gate A24) (fully opened 7 Apr 2018)

* Terminal B (near gate B4)

* Terminal C (near gate C19)

*If you’re traveling on a qualifying international First or Business ticket* or have qualifying status**, you can visit our temporary Premium Lounge in Terminal D (near gate D36).

The interim “Premium Lounge” across from gate D36 is now open for qualified international passengers (not Admirals Club members on non-Flagship or Admirals Lounge qualifying flights):

*Includes international flights between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico City (MEX), New Zealand and South America

**Includes AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum status departing on or connecting to a qualifying international flight (between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico City MEX, New Zealand and South America) marketed and operated by American or a oneworld® carrier (regardless of cabin). ConciergeKeySM and oneworld (excl AAdvantage) Emerald/Sapphire members get access when traveling the same day on any flight marketed and operated by American or a oneworld airline (regardless of cabin).
This interim ad hoc but spacious Premium Lounge now has its liquor license; some report there are a few showers.
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Old Mar 8, 18, 10:14 am
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ARCHIVE: DFW Admirals Club D Closed Apr 2018 - (new AC, FL, FFD open 16 May 2019)

I read something the other day looking for this, could have been here or one of the travel blogs, but it said the D AC club would close but another premium lounge was opening in D?

The way it read (and I just remember the gist of it now) was insinuating the new FL in D was opening and was over by the mid-30’s gates?
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Originally Posted by thunderlounge View Post
I read something the other day looking for this, could have been here or one of the travel blogs, but it said the D AC club would close but another premium lounge was opening in D?

The way it read (and I just remember the gist of it now) was insinuating the new FL in D was opening and was over by the mid-30’s gates?
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Terminal D / Flagship Lounge: The bigger news is what’s coming up next. The same DFW agents that I spoke with also shared the news that the Terminal D Admirals Club is shutting down shortly after the reopening of the Terminal A lounge.

I checked with American Airlines on this news and was able to get a confirmation from a spokesperson:

“We will close Admirals Club D after we open A in April. We’ll have a premium lounge near D35 that will be open to Business/First on qualifying itinerary plus elites — Platinums, Platinum Pros, Executive Platinums and ConciergeKeys.”

For better or worse, passengers won’t have to experience visiting the lounge while under construction because the entire lounge will be closed during the construction. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that the renovation will be especially short. One agent mentioned an 18-month construction phase, and another agent said the lounge would be closed for “two years.”
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Thanks @Global321 for that.

So did I misread that, or is the DFW FL lounge going to open around the time they close the D AC?
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Thanks @Global321 for that.

So did I misread that, or is the DFW FL lounge going to open around the time they close the D AC?
I *think* what they are saying is the FL is still way off, but in the meantime, "We’ll have a premium lounge near D35 ". Note they did not say FL. They say premium lounge.
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I did notice that wording, but was thinking that by not specifically saying "We're opening the new FL when the AC closes", they were trying to not let the cat out of the bag. What lead me to that is the allowed entrants listed just happen to match up with the FL.

For the construction I thought it referred to how long they expect the AC to be closed.

(Ok, I admit to be anxious on seeing the new DFW FL. )
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So no interim Flagship Dining or anything while D is closed?
Supposedly, a reduced smaller interim upper tier / J-F lounge will be open during this time.

There is a new “Air lock” like door and frame (looking airside from the Club desk) they will be using to lower and raise furniture, etc. from the apron to the lounge space.
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Originally Posted by thunderlounge View Post
Thanks @Global321 for that.

So did I misread that, or is the DFW FL lounge going to open around the time they close the D AC?
No. The Flagship Lounge will occupy a significant amount of the space currently occupied by the Club. And BA, QF, QR will be using this instead of the current contract lounges. All of that will happen in 18-24 months.
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No. The Flagship Lounge will occupy a significant amount of the space currently occupied by the Club. And BA, QF, QR will be using this instead of the current contract lounges. All of that will happen in 18-24 months.
So where are they going to put the AC? If significant means 75% of the space, that's not going to be great for any EP like myself not on intl.
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Originally Posted by Global321 View Post
One agent mentioned an 18-month construction phase, and another agent said the lounge would be closed for “two years.”
..., that is a long time. I feel like LAX/ORD happened faster than that.

Originally Posted by akarneboge View Post
So where are they going to put the AC? If significant means 75% of the space, that's not going to be great for any EP like myself not on intl
Every AC I have been into now where a new Flagship opened has been lightly occupied and calm compared to before. Plus them taking over part (???) of The Club is going to add a lot needed space.

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So where are they going to put the AC? If significant means 75% of the space, that's not going to be great for any EP like myself not on intl.
I don't think it will be all that much of an issue in D since most are international travelers.

I'm wondering what they're going to do with the current contract lounges once the FL opens.
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I don't think it will be all that much of an issue in D since most are international travelers.

I'm wondering what they're going to do with the current contract lounges once the FL opens.
Given BA, QF and QR will be using the Flagship Lounge, not much, I’m guessing. They’ll find other airline customers or shut down.
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So where are they going to put the AC? If significant means 75% of the space, that's not going to be great for any EP like myself not on intl.
The Club will be reduced in size. The FL will take up most of the real estate currently used by the Club. The Business Center will possibly be reduced significantly or changed to eliminate the wasted space as well.
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The Business Center will possibly be reduced significantly or changed to eliminate the wasted space as well.
I'd change the word "possibly" to "certainly". Every AC remodel includes the same feature: replace cubicles with glass shelves against a wall and/or high-top picnic tables.

Those of us who like cubicles will continue to do as we've always done: look for UN-remodeled clubs.
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Every AC remodel includes the same feature: replace cubicles with glass shelves against a wall and/or high-top picnic tables.(
ORD H/K still has cubicles.

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ORD H/K still has cubicles.
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So does DEN. Four (only two usable).
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