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AA Tests Pay Flagship First Dining @ DFW for CK, EXP Fs Lounge Eligible Pax: $150

View Poll Results: On a day I’m flying and accessing Flagship Lounge, to access Flagship First Dining,
I’d be willing to pay $150
8
2.79%
I’d be willing to pay $100
16
5.57%
I’d be willing to pay $75
20
6.97%
I’d be willing to pay $50
92
32.06%
I’m not interested in paying for FFD access
151
52.61%
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AA Tests Pay Flagship First Dining @ DFW for CK, EXP Fs Lounge Eligible Pax: $150

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American is trialing offering AA Concierge Key and Executive Platinum passengers eligible for Flagship Lounge access the opportunity to access Flagship First Dining for $150 at DFW (only). The trial period began early February and at that time was expected to last 90 days. NOTE: Mid-February price was adjudged to $100.

Rules: To be eligible for this offer, the passenger must be AA Concierge Key or Executive Platinum with access to Flagship Lounge by virtue of status or class of service and qualifying international or transcontinental flight(s) that day. The fee to add Flagship First Dining to your DFW Flagship Lounge experience is $150 per eligible person. (Unofficial sources)

American spokeswoman Gianna Urgo said:
“..we are testing an option to expand access to a broader audience of customers who are eligible for Flagship Lounge access but not Flagship First Dining. ConciergeKey and Executive Platinum customers traveling on American on long-haul international and eligible transcontinental flights will have the option to purchase access to the DFW Flagship First Dining facility for $150 per person. We will determine future plans upon completion of the test, which will last approximately 3 months.”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/americ...agship-dining/
I’m saying “might” because this is a three-month test by American Airlines, is only available to ConciergeKey and Executive Platinum members, and only at DFW.

If you meet all of the above and already have an itinerary which grants you access to the Flagship Lounge you can pay for Flagship First Dining during this test.

The price? $150 per person. Andy’s Travel Blog
Are you willing to pay that? Would you be willing to pay something less? Check the poll, and share your remarks and suggestions, please.

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Old Feb 11, 20, 5:42 pm
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AA Tests Pay Flagship First Dining @ DFW for CK, EXP Fs Lounge Eligible Pax: $150

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American is exploring and trialing offering Concierge Key and Executive Platinum passengers already eligible for Flagship Lounge access the opportunity to access Flagship First Dining for $150 at DFW.

American spokeswoman Gianna Urgo said:
“..we are testing an option to expand access to a broader audience of customers who are eligible for Flagship Lounge access but not Flagship First Dining. ConciergeKey and Executive Platinum customers traveling on American on long-haul international and eligible transcontinental flights will have the option to purchase access to the DFW Flagship First Dining facility for $150 per person. We will determine future plans upon completion of the test, which will last approximately 3 months.”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/americ...agship-dining/
I’m saying “might” because this is a three-month test by American Airlines, is only available to ConciergeKey and Executive Platinum members, and only at DFW.

If you meet all of the above and already have an itinerary which grants you access to the Flagship Lounge you can pay for Flagship First Dining during this test.

The price? $150 per person. Andy’s Travel Blog

Are you willing to pay that? Would you be willing to pay something less? Check the poll, and share your remarks and suggestions, please.

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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:04 pm
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$150 per person would pay for a rather nice dinner somewhere (anywhere) else. Is the Flagship First Dining food really that good? I'm skeptical.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:16 pm
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$150 per person?!?! Are they serious? Or some people have much bigger meal allowances on their expense accounts than I do.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:20 pm
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Particularly when the $150 is for FFD, not FL access. Thus, one must already have FL access before one could pay the $150. Seems hugely excessive for what it is unless one manages to drink an entire bottle of Krug.

Nonetheless, there are all kinds of people who will pay that and AA doesn't need or want any significant number of people as the dining space isn't that large.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:29 pm
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Now, if they would throw in a massage (more than the 10 to 15 minute ones at The Pier FC or QF SYD FC though that one is nice,) I might consider it. Nah, the food was good but not that good.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 7:25 pm
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I would not pay that when I have a decent meal already coming.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 8:18 pm
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It would be helpful to have a "less than $50" option rather than not at all. I wouldn't pay $50 but may be more interested than "not at all"
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Old Feb 11, 20, 8:19 pm
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I would not pay that when I have a decent meal already coming.
I guess you mostly use the club when not flying AA. Or you're talking about after arrival at your destination?
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Old Feb 11, 20, 9:30 pm
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I might consider it if I have about 3 hours to kill and can have 3 courses and a whole bottle of krug to myself.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 9:45 pm
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Two months ago I paid $650 (if I remember) for Five Star Select service in LAX which included Flagship lounge access, Flagship Dining and a car ride to the "Eagles Nest" to catch my American Eagle Business Class flight to YVR!
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Old Feb 11, 20, 9:56 pm
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While I dont' like the $$, I do think it is fair. I have once in Dallas and had a great glass of krug and one of the best steaks even. Toss in a glass or two of wine and the value was probably $75. I think $150 is to keep the riff raff out..
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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:30 pm
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While I dont' like the $$, I do think it is fair. I have once in Dallas and had a great glass of krug and one of the best steaks even. Toss in a glass or two of wine and the value was probably $75. I think $150 is to keep the riff raff out..
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Old Feb 11, 20, 11:59 pm
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I guess you mostly use the club when not flying AA. Or you're talking about after arrival at your destination?
Tbf FL is only for long haul flights, and if I'm flying across the Pacific, I'm not going to be on a US based carrier if I can help it.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 12:08 am
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I think this is fabulous. Of course, I easily consume 3 or 4 of the generous pours of Krug, so that's what I would be paying for. Get rid of the Krug and I wouldn't pay more than $50, and then only if I had an unavoidable layover. The food is good but it hasn't been outstanding recently. (I am overdue to post some reviews on the threads.)
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Old Feb 12, 20, 12:22 am
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Originally Posted by jridge View Post
I guess you mostly use the club when not flying AA. Or you're talking about after arrival at your destination?
Unless one is flying AA or partner the same day, nobody’s getting Club access — not even members.
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