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Admirals Clubs receiving food and beverage upgrades starting July 23, 2023

Admirals Clubs receiving food and beverage upgrades starting July 23, 2023

Old Nov 10, 2023, 8:20 pm
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My anecdotal experience at LAX FLL is that the food has gotten much better, with more options at higher quality. The made to order skirt steak station during lunch today was a big hit as well.
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Old Nov 10, 2023, 10:20 pm
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Credit to Amex in many ways, a rising tide it would seem lifts Admirals especially.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 3:15 pm
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Upgraded food at Newark liberty international Airport

I havent flown out of Newark liberty international airport since they reopened the ac.

They now have pastrami sliders.





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Old Nov 11, 2023, 8:05 pm
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Got to give them credit: they are TRYING to up their game from a presentation standpoint with the limited extra budget for actual better food offerings.
Makes me think of a "light" version of the Flagship Lounge food display.
Better than the status quo
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by donotblink



I like how they specify chickpea falafel, as if falafel is anything else.
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Old Nov 12, 2023, 12:39 pm
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I recently took my first AA flights, after years of Delta. LAX-PHL roundtrip. As these were my first AA flights, I can't compare the old and new offerings at the Admiral's Club. I found what's on offer now to be, well, adequate. Nothing, of course, like the splashy new Sky Club at LAX, but it wasn't something out of the 9 circles of hell that some posters seem to make them out to be. The food was edible, though choices limited. I don't care much about dcor, I just need a comfortable seat in a less-hectic space than the terminal, something to eat, and preferably a view outside. Both LAX T-4 and PHL B/C had these. Certainly not blown away by the offerings, but they were fine. Perhaps damning by faint praise
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Old Nov 12, 2023, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by socalflying
I recently took my first AA flights, after years of Delta. LAX-PHL roundtrip. As these were my first AA flights, I can't compare the old and new offerings at the Admiral's Club. I found what's on offer now to be, well, adequate. Nothing, of course, like the splashy new Sky Club at LAX, but it wasn't something out of the 9 circles of hell that some posters seem to make them out to be. The food was edible, though choices limited. I don't care much about dcor, I just need a comfortable seat in a less-hectic space than the terminal, something to eat, and preferably a view outside. Both LAX T-4 and PHL B/C had these. Certainly not blown away by the offerings, but they were fine. Perhaps damning by faint praise
Considering that some seem to want white glove Michelin star experiences, 'fine' is a more realistic expectation. Could be better than fine is a good goal.
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Old Nov 12, 2023, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by socalflying
I found what's on offer now to be, well, adequate.
For better or worse, adequate pretty much describes what AA is these days.
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Old Nov 12, 2023, 1:53 pm
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Much nicer wine glass & better house wine pour today @ high A club in PHX.
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Old Nov 12, 2023, 2:41 pm
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The food was edible
Non-toxic too.
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Old Nov 12, 2023, 4:45 pm
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I thought they were supposed to have grab and go food with the upgraded offerings? They definitely had chips and energy bars at DCA in the beginningnow nothing
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Old Nov 12, 2023, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by AmericanCaptive
I thought they were supposed to have grab and go food with the upgraded offerings? They definitely had chips and energy bars at DCA in the beginningnow nothing
They have had bags of chips and a few other things at the C club in DCA consistently from the beginning of the rollout and as recently as a few days ago. I haven't looked for them at the E club but if they were anywhere they would need to be on the side by the fire (by the sparkling water tap).
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Old Nov 13, 2023, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by safari ari
I like how they specify chickpea falafel, as if falafel is anything else.
Im sure there are a significant number of travelers who have never heard of falafel and would appreciate the information.
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Old Nov 13, 2023, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy
They have had bags of chips and a few other things at the C club in DCA consistently from the beginning of the rollout and as recently as a few days ago. I haven't looked for them at the E club but if they were anywhere they would need to be on the side by the fire (by the sparkling water tap).
Can confirm that they were there yesterday! Salt and vinegar kettle chips.
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Old Nov 13, 2023, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by safari ari
I like how they specify chickpea falafel, as if falafel is anything else.
Originally Posted by hbtr
Im sure there are a significant number of travelers who have never heard of falafel and would appreciate the information.
+1, plenty of folks transiting DCA between two cities that don't have falafel on the lunch menu.

Also, after all the "non-chickpea hummus" concoctions that people have thrown around in recent years (edamame? Pea?), I am not so sure the sign is unnecessary. It would not shock me if some "enterprising" chef started making falafel out of cauliflower or mung beans or some nonsense!
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