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DFW / Dallas Fort Worth Admirals Clubs, Flagship & oneworld Lounges (master thread)

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D Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge open 15 May 2019. D interim premium lounge closes same day

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Link to DFW web site

Locations: All Clubs, lounges and oneworld lounges are airside past security. Entry:
  • Terminal A: Across from Gate A24 (see Andy’s Blog - link) Business Center.

  • Terminal B: Between Gates B3 and B6

  • Terminal C and Executive Center: Between Gates C19 and C20

  • Terminal D (International Terminal): Flagship Lounge and Admirals Club: Between Gates D23 and D24 (lifts to 5th level - Open 15 May 2019

  • Terminal D temporary Premium Lounge: Near Gate 34. Closes 15 May 2019.
The D lounge was closed for extensive refurbishment o/a 6 April 2018. The Admirals Club is smaller, but there is an extended Flagship Lounge (also to be used by British and Qatar eligible passengers) and full Flagship First Dining.

Hours: Current Club hours hours are posted on aa.com here.

DFW Admirals Clubs include Clubs in Terminals A, B, C and International D (DFW has a new Flagship Lounge at D, but there is no Arrivals Lounge any more). All Clubs offer free "well" or "lower shelf" beverages and snacks, food and "upper shelf" drinks and food for purchase, WiFi, PCs and business facilities, printing, fax; all DFW Clubs offer conference facilities for rent (by advance arrangement) and showers.
"A" Admirals Club is the old International Terminal Club, has a children's room; limited storage lockers; (smoking room closed 31 Dec 2015); no views. Recently refurbished. Business Center.

"B" Admirals Club, normal domestic Clubs; B has views and is possibly the least used and probably the quietest. The (unsecured) baggage area has small (full size rollaboards unlikely to fit) baggage storage cubbies (former lockers without doors/locks).

"C" Admirals Club has a children's room. There is an "Executive Center" with extended business apparatus in Terminal "C". Terminal C Club is fairly busy much of the time.

"D" Flagship Lounge and Admirals Club in the International Terminal open 15 May 2019.

An interim Premium Lounge(current access criteria same as Flagship Lounge, will close 15 May 2029 (near Gate 34)

A new Club and Flagship Lounge open 15 May 2019 at Terminal D, which also has the most other lounge options (BA, QF and QR lounges, though these may close o/a 15 May 2019) and the AMEX Centurion lounge, if you can access those. (BA, QF, QR only open to those departing on the respective airline, not AA.) There is a Club at DFW as well.

The Club at DFW (also Priority Pass) Airside - located on the Mezzanine Floor near Gate 27. Passengers departing from other terminals will need to access the lounge via Skylink to avoid passing through security twice. Please allow sufficient time to reach the departure gate.
See full listings and hours here.


DFW Terminals Map
SkyLink makes any Admirals Club less than ten minutes from another.


oneworld Contract and Other Lounges Co-located Within Terminal D

As these are restricted or contract lounges, those actually departing on the operating airline will be welcomed.
● British Airways, Japan Airlines, Qantas, and Qatar Airways use The Club at DFW. Open to business/first passengers plus oneworld Emerald and Sapphire card holders travelling on BA, JL, QF, and QR operated flights out of DFW - access between Gates D21 and D22. These may use the Flagship Lounge after 15 May 2019.

AMEX Centurion Lounge (Oct 2013) in DFW - D <link> (N.B. AMEX Platinum / Centurion no longer allows Admirals Club entry). Centurion may be accessed free be AMEX Centurion and Platinum cardholders. (Other AMEX cardholders are no longer granted fee-based access.)

The Club at DFW (also DFW-D) also accepts fee for service access and sells memberships. Access allowed with Priority Pass, as it is owned by the same company. <link>
Note: across from the D Admirals Club is MinuteSuites, day bed / sofa with fresh sheets, pillows with disposable pillow cases, PC with Internet, DirecTV on 26" flatscreen, power outlets, etc. Very spacious shower suites with hot towels, etc. Opened 2016, coming across from A-38 in terminal A. See link for rates and more.


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Old Jul 4, 06, 3:54 pm
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I vote for the one in Terminal E.
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I vote for the one in Terminal E.
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Clubs at the D gate, I think, have the best showers. Other than that, pretty much the same.
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A's "rainforest" showers are better than D, but D has more space in the shower area. C is similar to D but with fewer showers.

A>D>C>B
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The A Shower is the best airport shower in the country I'd say.
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Hey guys I have a layover this weekend in DFW and recently got the Citi AA card with Admiral Club access. I see there are 4 Admiral Clubs at DFW! Which one is the preferred one or are they all the same? I'm not sure what my gate is yet. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by doss1 View Post
Hey guys I have a layover this weekend in DFW and recently got the Citi AA card with Admiral Club access. I see there are 4 Admiral Clubs at DFW! Which one is the preferred one or are they all the same? I'm not sure what my gate is yet. Thanks.
D is probably the most popular club. It has a good view of the ramp. A and C overlook the non-secure side of the terminal, so there's not a good view there. B is the smallest, but it's probably my favorite. There are no lounge dragons, so you get to see and talk with he AAngels every time you come in. There's rarely a wait at the bar and you can always get a good seat. The only downside is the club location isn't central to the terminal, so it can be a 20 minute walk to your gate.

How long is your layover? It may not be worth going to any club except for the one in your departing terminal.
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Originally Posted by doss1 View Post
Hey guys I have a layover this weekend in DFW and recently got the Citi AA card with Admiral Club access. I see there are 4 Admiral Clubs at DFW! Which one is the preferred one or are they all the same? I'm not sure what my gate is yet. Thanks.
If I have time these are my order of preference:

- D
- A
- C
- B

However, if I have less time I'll just go with whatever is closest to my gate. They all have the same amount of free food and beverages, newspapers, computers and showers (minus B, they may not have showers).
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I really like the B club as it is rarely crowded, but unfortunately it is rarely convenient for most of my connections. The D club is always crowded, but with the Amex Centurion club available, I now avoid D altogether.
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I love all the DFW clubs and frequent them all. A has the best showers, B is the least busy, D has the biggest bar area. The staff rotates among clubs so that's not a factor: all of the AC AAngels are great. Usually I just go to the club nearest my departure gate.
Originally Posted by doss1 View Post
Hey guys I have a layover this weekend in DFW and recently got the Citi AA card with Admiral Club access. I see there are 4 Admiral Clubs at DFW! Which one is the preferred one or are they all the same? I'm not sure what my gate is yet. Thanks.
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I had the chance to visit my first Admirals Club yesterday at DFW and it was exciting. I always viewed the Club as something only the "rich and famous" are able to use, but thanks to the new Citi AA Mastercard, a peon like me can use it. They sure are marketing the new Citi card as "the only card that will get you in to the Admiral Club". There are banners and signs at every entrance. The AAngels were giving the card pamphlets to people walking in. I was surprised how busy these Clubs were (I visited A and D). The TV lounge in D was dirty, imho. Plastic cups and napkins on the floor, but it's a lounge, so I can forgive. D had a "cell-free" zone in the back which I enjoyed as some of the families did not keep their screaming kids in the Family section.

On the way home back to STL I stopped at the STL Admiral's Club before taking the metro (it's right next to the metrolink) and thought it was better than the DFW Clubs, but only because it was smaller and seemed more personable. What I liked about the STL club was there seemed to be more food choices (cheese, salad stuff, crackers and the usual trail mix stuff), including the soda fountain drinks which were self-serve. The bar was separate. The computer chairs were Aeron and the PCs were much faster, for some reason. I think it was also recently renovated as everything looked polished and waxed.

Too bad my upcoming flights from STL are all Southwest...I can't get to Terminal 1 (AA) from Terminal 2 without having to go through TSA again, can I?
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Originally Posted by doss1 View Post
I had the chance to visit my first Admirals Club yesterday at DFW and it was exciting. I always viewed the Club as something only the "rich and famous" are able to use, but thanks to the new Citi AA Mastercard, a peon like me can use it. They sure are marketing the new Citi card as "the only card that will get you in to the Admiral Club". There are banners and signs at every entrance. The AAngels were giving the card pamphlets to people walking in. I was surprised how busy these Clubs were (I visited A and D). The TV lounge in D was dirty, imho. Plastic cups and napkins on the floor, but it's a lounge, so I can forgive. D had a "cell-free" zone in the back which I enjoyed as some of the families did not keep their screaming kids in the Family section.

On the way home back to STL I stopped at the STL Admiral's Club before taking the metro (it's right next to the metrolink) and thought it was better than the DFW Clubs, but only because it was smaller and seemed more personable. What I liked about the STL club was there seemed to be more food choices (cheese, salad stuff, crackers and the usual trail mix stuff), including the soda fountain drinks which were self-serve. The bar was separate. The computer chairs were Aeron and the PCs were much faster, for some reason. I think it was also recently renovated as everything looked polished and waxed.

Too bad my upcoming flights from STL are all Southwest...I can't get to Terminal 1 (AA) from Terminal 2 without having to go through TSA again, can I?
Glad you enjoyed your first experience, nice to hear from someone on FT who isn't jaded As to STL, unless something has changed you can walk from WN to AA. It's a long walk though.
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As to STL, unless something has changed you can walk from WN to AA. It's a long walk though.
It's changed. The D concourse was shut down after the de-hubbing of STL.. then reopened after the tornado damaged the C concourse -- but not enough to allow access to the East Terminal. Now that C has reopened, D is closed completely.

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It's changed. The D concourse was shut down after the de-hubbing of STL.. then reopened after the tornado damaged the C concourse -- but not enough to allow access to the East Terminal. Now that C has reopened, D is closed completely.

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Ah my bad. Shows why I shouldn't use 8 year old, outdated information
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