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Favorite Flagship Lounge? (Discussion and Poll)

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Dallas - Ft. Worth / DFW
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Favorite Flagship Lounge? (Discussion and Poll)

Old Oct 22, 19, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by metallo View Post
Since I didnít actually give a ranking in my recent post, it would be:

1. ORD
2. MIA
3. JFK
4. LAX
5. DFW

DFW actually has the most potential to improve, but man, their execution has been quite flawed so far.
Have you also added those to the poll? Thanks!
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Old Oct 22, 19, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Have you also added those to the poll? Thanks!
I voted for ORD before I made my first post on the thread. FT has been an excellent resource over the years... always happy to contribute!
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Old Nov 2, 19, 6:35 pm
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My Thoughts:
  1. JFK. I think it's what a premium lounge should look like. It's an absolutely beautiful space with lots of wood and sweeping views of the tarmac. I also like the seating options. I will admit it does tend to get crowded but I like spending time here the most.
  2. DFW. There have been some issues with unfriendly employees and food not replaced quickly enough but again I love the space. Due to its size it also doesn't feel crowded and I love the high ceilings and windows. They also have better alcohol than other lounges.
  3. ORD. I don't like the design much, it's not as open and it makes the lounge looked cramped. But the tables in front of the windows are amazing. Views of the runway, tarmac etc. Plus the food is very good and the front desk staff friendly.
  4. LAX. It's too small. I know that's not AA's fault but a lounge this small can't feel premium. The views are nice though.
  5. MIA. The FL looks just like an Admirals Club only bigger. This one is a real let down.
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Old Dec 13, 20, 1:15 pm
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Hi community.
Are there any rumors when the flagships will reopen?
Flying out of mia on the 17th in ba F and a bit sad..
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Old Dec 13, 20, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Vasco Pridat View Post
Hi community.
Are there any rumors when the flagships will reopen?
Flying out of mia on the 17th in ba F and a bit sad..
Start crying, 'cause it won't be open by December 17.

Do you have Priority Pass lounge membership or Amex Centurion Lounge access?
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Old Dec 13, 20, 9:47 pm
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I imagine many are eager to resume Flagship First Dining (FFD) experiences!
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Old Dec 13, 20, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by jcatman View Post
Start crying, 'cause it won't be open by December 17.

Do you have Priority Pass lounge membership or Amex Centurion Lounge access?
By the way, the Priority Pass Lounge in MIA North Terminal ( Turkish Airlines Lounge ) is closed due to COVID. If the OP has Priority Pass, he could only use his PP at the "Corona Beach House" pub restaurant. He could clear double security for the Avianca Lounge in the South Terminal or the contract lounge in the Central Terminal but definitely not worth it.

AMEX Centurion Lounge ( if the OP has AMEX Platinum ) or the American Airlines Admirals Club near D30 are the other options.
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Old Dec 14, 20, 6:35 am
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My favorite FL is any one that's open.........
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Old Dec 15, 20, 9:11 am
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IMHO fwiw:
MIA- Best overall lounge experience. Lots of corners to tuck away into. Great quiet space.
ORD- Really nothing special. Still great service, though. No Flagship dining.
DFW- Best Flagship dining (from food, service, layout), and amazing/sweeping runway views
NYC- Nice dining. Coziest flagship experience.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 9:22 am
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I do love the bridge at NYC, almost always no one there and bartender will let you taste through the wine portfolio.
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Old Dec 16, 20, 7:12 am
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so far every time I have had a chance to visit FSL.. post march.. they have all been closed.... oh well
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Old Dec 17, 20, 6:50 am
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The only one I have been in so far is MIA so I cannot compare it to the others as yet.
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Old Dec 17, 20, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by jcatman View Post
Start crying, 'cause it won't be open by December 17.

Do you have Priority Pass lounge membership or Amex Centurion Lounge access?

Yeah. They just don't serve Krug. Haha. Merry Christmas
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