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Flagship Lounges and Flagship First Dining to start reopening September 2021

Flagship Lounges and Flagship First Dining to start reopening September 2021

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Airline will welcome back customers with new menus inspired by chefs from the James Beard Foundation (link)
  • Flagship Lounges will begin reopening in September.
  • American collaborates with James Beard Foundation and awe-inspiring local chefs on regionally inspired menu items.
  • Customers traveling to Hawaii in Flagship First and Flagship Business will be able to access the Flagship experience.

Reopening schedule:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 8
    • Flagship Lounge: 14 Sept, 2021
    • Flagship First Dining: 16 Sept, 2021
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) Concourse D
    • Flagship Lounge: 28 Sept, 2021
    • Flagship First Dining: 30 Sept, 2021
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 4
    • Flagship Lounge: 26 Jan, 2022
    • Flagship First Dining: Closed - TBD
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Terminal D
    • Flagship Lounge: 2 Mar, 2022
    • Flagship First Dining: 3 Mar, 2022
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Terminal 3
    • Flagship Lounge 21 April, 2022
    • No Flagship First Dining at ORD.
The Philadelphia (PHL) lounge is under construction with a "coming soon" note on aa.com.








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Old Jul 26, 21, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnVernon View Post
I just booked a LAX-BOS roundtrip in October and was surprised to see all AA flights designated as Flagship flights. I understand that there will be three cabins on the flights but what are the Flagship benefits in BOS? Will there be a Flagship lounge in BOS by October?

BTW, AA has converted the Flagship lounge at LAX into an extension of the Admirals Club. It is less crowded than the traditional Admirals Club and a better atmosphere.
No particular "Flagship" benefits for J or F in BOS besides Admirals Club access. The renovated BOS Admirals Club is quite nice, though the food is the same as all of the other Admirals Clubs.
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Old Jul 26, 21, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnVernon View Post
I just booked a LAX-BOS roundtrip in October and was surprised to see all AA flights designated as Flagship flights. I understand that there will be three cabins on the flights but what are the Flagship benefits in BOS? Will there be a Flagship lounge in BOS by October?

BTW, AA has converted the Flagship lounge at LAX into an extension of the Admirals Club. It is less crowded than the traditional Admirals Club and a better atmosphere.
Been like that since maybe April. Personally my least favorite of the FL lounges. I find it small and boring but that said I would like to have it back to being an actual FL lounge. Just worried why LAX was singled out as re opening last and no FFD right away..
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Old Jul 26, 21, 3:29 pm
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I understand that there will be three cabins on the flights but what are the Flagship benefits in BOS?
Same as those at SFO for the transcon to JFK.
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Old Jul 26, 21, 4:33 pm
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When the flagship lounges open up do yall think they will continue with the buffet setup?
I think that beautiful set up ship has sailed into memory. No way once AA got the covid excuse to nix it will they ever bring it back.

Red pepper bisque washed down with an ice cold silver bullet baby!

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Old Jul 27, 21, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by united 1k flyer View Post
When the flagship lounges open up do yall think they will continue with the buffet setup?
Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I think that beautiful set up ship has sailed into memory. No way once AA got the covid excuse to nix it will they ever bring it back.

Red pepper bisque washed down with an ice cold silver bullet baby!

I think 100% yes there will be a 'buffet'. The JFK Flaghsip Lounge AC had one yesterday, But to enviroian's point, I don't think it will be what it used to be unless UA goes back to what they had and AA sees a hit to business/first class revenue.
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Old Aug 17, 21, 5:24 am
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Anyone worried that its Aug 17 and there is no chatter on anything for FL/FFD MIA? I know Sept could be Sept 30 and knowing AA it will be and probably some sort of soft/feel it out opening to by them even more additional time. Just anxious and hoping MIA really does get open and the rest will follow.

Also if buffets arent coming back on the same scale as they were are they going to let FL order food a la carte? From the FFD menu or the AC menu?
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Old Aug 17, 21, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by happiest_at_40000 View Post
Anyone worried that its Aug 17 and there is no chatter on anything for FL/FFD MIA? I know Sept could be Sept 30 and knowing AA it will be and probably some sort of soft/feel it out opening to by them even more additional time. Just anxious and hoping MIA really does get open and the rest will follow.

Also if buffets arent coming back on the same scale as they were are they going to let FL order food a la carte? From the FFD menu or the AC menu?
Worried, no.

But I never believed they would actually be back open by September. Would love to throw another caviar party to celebrate being proven wrong on that score...
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Old Aug 17, 21, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by happiest_at_40000 View Post
Anyone worried that its Aug 17 and there is no chatter on anything for FL/FFD MIA? I know Sept could be Sept 30 and knowing AA it will be and probably some sort of soft/feel it out opening to by them even more additional time. Just anxious and hoping MIA really does get open and the rest will follow.

Also if buffets arent coming back on the same scale as they were are they going to let FL order food a la carte? From the FFD menu or the AC menu?
The thing about this is, AA is marketing many flights in September as "Flagship" and they say specifically on the fare details that it comes with Flagship Lounge and Admirals Club access (not "or"). If they're not open then they're not open but it does seem a bit disingenuous- someone could very well be paying $1000+ more for a Flagship seat because they've heard about how awesome Flagship lounges are (doubtful but possible) and they're going to be very upset when they just get stale bagel chips and hummus in the Admirals Club.
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Old Aug 17, 21, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by happiest_at_40000 View Post
Anyone worried that its Aug 17 and there is no chatter on anything for FL/FFD MIA? I know Sept could be Sept 30 and knowing AA it will be and probably some sort of soft/feel it out opening to by them even more additional time. Just anxious and hoping MIA really does get open and the rest will follow.

Also if buffets arent coming back on the same scale as they were are they going to let FL order food a la carte? From the FFD menu or the AC menu?
I was told last week sometime by the "end of the year" due to "labor shortages".
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Old Aug 17, 21, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I was told last week sometime by the "end of the year" due to "labor shortages".
at MIA?
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Old Aug 17, 21, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I was told last week sometime by the "end of the year" due to "labor shortages".
Ya for Mia someone told you that? Seems like thats the word thats out for the other locations but last I have seen Mia is still September. Crossing fingers its open by early October for FFD.
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Old Aug 17, 21, 3:39 pm
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Ya for Mia .
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Old Aug 17, 21, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
Worried, no.

But I never believed they would actually be back open by September. Would love to throw another caviar party to celebrate being proven wrong on that score...
I applaud your use of bold case italics.
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Old Aug 17, 21, 4:04 pm
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Wait, i wasnt saying Ya for Miami like I heard it for Miami. i was trying to say did someone tell you that specifically for Miami? Kind of just echoing the first response to your reply.
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Old Aug 17, 21, 4:14 pm
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Wait, i wasnt saying Ya for Miami like I heard it for Miami. i was trying to say did someone tell you that specifically for Miami? Kind of just echoing the first response to your reply.
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