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transportbiz Jan 15, 19 11:46 am

Admiral's Club plan for DTW: what happened?
 
If my memory serves correct, AA announced several years ago that there would be an Admiral's club at DTW. What ever happened to that plan?

newyorkgeorge Jan 15, 19 11:50 am


Originally Posted by transportbiz (Post 30658101)
If my memory serves correct, AA announced several years ago that there would be an Admiral's club at DTW. What ever happened to that plan?

I can't recall LAA over the past 12 years announcing such, albeit maybe my memory is failing. Possibly was this something pre 2003 when the financial bottom fell out for AA and causing a near bankruptcy filing, averted only after employees gave up over a $1 billion in annual wages.

AANYC1981 Jan 15, 19 11:58 am

DTW (Iím here now) and MSP are tops on my wish list! AA and all non-DL are stuck with such a lame terminal in DTW.

Tanic Jan 15, 19 12:29 pm


Originally Posted by AANYC1981 (Post 30658162)
AA and all non-DL are stuck with such a lame terminal in DTW.

The North Terminal is a royal palace compared to the Smith and Davey terminals that it replaced. I miss the rats at baggage claim. :D

aztimm Jan 15, 19 1:10 pm


Originally Posted by AANYC1981 (Post 30658162)
AA and all non-DL are stuck with such a lame terminal in DTW.

Perhaps I was in a different AA terminal at DTW last August? I thought it looked very new and modern. There seemed to be ample concessions once I was airside. Certainly much different from the DTW I remember from when I used to fly NW in the 90s and early 2000s.

For a non-hub airport, with only flights to hubs, and without any BA flights, I'm not sure how a club makes any sense. Are there other oneworld airlines at DTW that I'm forgetting?
I sometimes question why there's a club here at AUS, but then I flew BA from here....

3Cforme Jan 15, 19 1:14 pm


Originally Posted by AANYC1981 (Post 30658162)
DTW (Iím here now) and MSP are tops on my wish list! AA and all non-DL are stuck with such a lame terminal in DTW.

UA flyers can use the LH club at DTW North.

IIRC, the AA DTW club in the Smith Terminal (oldest of the old, replaced by North for carriers but not airport admin) was a quick cut after 9/11.

aacar Jan 15, 19 1:18 pm


Originally Posted by aztimm (Post 30658435)
Are there other oneworld airlines at DTW that I'm forgetting?

RJ, seasonally. Probably not a big factor in building an Admirals Club though.

Antarius Jan 15, 19 1:18 pm


Originally Posted by aztimm (Post 30658435)
Perhaps I was in a different AA terminal at DTW last August? I thought it looked very new and modern. There seemed to be ample concessions once I was airside. Certainly much different from the DTW I remember from when I used to fly NW in the 90s and early 2000s.

For a non-hub airport, with only flights to hubs, and without any BA flights, I'm not sure how a club makes any sense. Are there other oneworld airlines at DTW that I'm forgetting?
I sometimes question why there's a club here at AUS, but then I flew BA from here....

RJ flies DTW-AMM.

but yes, I dont see why they would rush to build one there. DTW isnt a major connecting point.

autdi Jan 15, 19 1:56 pm


Originally Posted by Antarius (Post 30658463)
RJ flies DTW-AMM.

but yes, I dont see why they would rush to build one there. DTW isnt a major connecting point.

Unless you are connecting from another airline like southwest, jetblue, or spirit, and international all that comes in there is Jazz, LH, RJ, and Wow, Not exactly an obvious connection, given the only places AA goes is to a hub. They do go to lots of hubs, but it is still fundamentally operating like an outstation.

AANYC1981 Jan 15, 19 2:32 pm

Same could be said for MCO/IAH/DEN/SNA etc.....doesnít need to be a connection city to qualify for an AC.

travellerK Jan 15, 19 2:36 pm

Years ago on US was part of *A you could access the LH lounge with *G status (or flying in F)

It is now open to PP during some hours

GrumpyYoungMan Jan 15, 19 2:41 pm


Originally Posted by AANYC1981 (Post 30658162)
DTW (Iím here now) and MSP are tops on my wish list! AA and all non-DL are stuck with such a lame terminal in DTW.

I'm not quite sure about "lame," but as often as I'm at those two airports I would love to see clubs there. :)

newyorkgeorge Jan 15, 19 3:01 pm


Originally Posted by GrumpyYoungMan (Post 30658790)
I'm not quite sure about "lame," but as often as I'm at those two airports I would love to see clubs there. :)

Give me Vegas. Has to be the highest volume airport without an AC.

MarkOK Jan 15, 19 3:16 pm


Originally Posted by AANYC1981 (Post 30658162)
DTW (Iím here now) and MSP are tops on my wish list! AA and all non-DL are stuck with such a lame terminal in DTW.

I agree with regards to MSP - it is hellish when AA has four flights all leaving near the same time at the end of the E concourse. A Club that can be exited right at boarding there would be much appreciated.

autdi Jan 15, 19 4:45 pm


Originally Posted by AANYC1981 (Post 30658753)
Same could be said for MCO/IAH/DEN/SNA etc.....doesnít need to be a connection city to qualify for an AC.

But those cities have more than 5 gates, with really 3 getting 90% of the flights.


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