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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 Aug 17, 21, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
no systemwide.
that’s a major delay! How trustworthy is your source?
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Old Aug 17, 21, 6:03 pm
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that’s a major delay! How trustworthy is your source?
Who knows. She's just an AA employee.
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Well I would guess the announcement of the mask mandate extension until 2022 and associated decision to not bring back economy service will silently mean no Flaship lounge next month...
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Well I would guess the announcement of the mask mandate extension until 2022 and associated decision to not bring back economy service will silently mean no Flaship lounge next month...
Seeing how AA has operated with Covid and now the no more booze in Y until next year I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see the Flagship Lounge closed until this time next year.
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Seeing how AA has operated with Covid and now the no more booze in Y until next year I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see the Flagship Lounge closed until this time next year.
Please Be Wrong !!
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there’s a published opening date for the flagship lounge
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Old Aug 19, 21, 3:32 pm
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there’s a published opening date for the flagship lounge
This is AA we're talking about. If that published date truly sticks I'll take Herb out for dinner.
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Originally Posted by united 1k flyer View Post
there’s a published opening date for the flagship lounge
You sure about that?

I believe it simply says "in September" with no date specified.
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You sure about that?

I believe it simply says "in September" with no date specified.
so the absolute latest is September 31st. It’s not saying “we hope to open the flagship lounges when sufficient demand is met”
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Originally Posted by united 1k flyer View Post
so the absolute latest is September 31st. It’s not saying “we hope to open the flagship lounges when sufficient demand is met”
Sorry, how do you know the absolute latest is 9/30 (there is no 9/31)? Under Parker, AA hasn't always been honest about things and they can change that date if they want to.
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Originally Posted by united 1k flyer View Post
so the absolute latest is September 31st. It’s not saying “we hope to open the flagship lounges when sufficient demand is met”
Originally Posted by fly747first View Post
Sorry, how do you know the absolute latest is 9/30 (there is no 9/31)? Under Parker, AA hasn't always been honest about things and they can change that date if they want to.
September 31st... THAT sounds like AA... When we get to September 31st we open the lounge.
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Originally Posted by united 1k flyer View Post
there’s a published opening date for the flagship lounge
Wait did I miss something recent? An official actual date for FL/FFD- at MIA?? Where?

All I have seen is the June 9th 11am Est release we have all been commenting on about Miami by September and then the others by the end of the year, accept for FFD at LAX
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Originally Posted by happiest_at_40000 View Post
Wait did I miss something recent? An official actual date for FL/FFD- at MIA?? Where?

All I have seen is the June 9th 11am Est release we have all been commenting on about Miami by September and then the others by the end of the year, accept for FFD at LAX
yes, so if they said Mia will open in September then the latest Miami will open is September 31st
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Originally Posted by united 1k flyer View Post
so the absolute latest is September 31st. It’s not saying “we hope to open the flagship lounges when sufficient demand is met”
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yes, so if they said Mia will open in September then the latest Miami will open is September 31st
Thirty days hath September ...
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Was the "September" date for MIA ever actually on aa.com, or just what TPG said the airline said to TPG?
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