American Airways proclaims Flagship Lounge for Philadelphia hub

American Airways is planning to open two new lounges — together with its extra upscale Flagship Lounge — at one among its main East Coast hubs.

Someday subsequent yr, American will unveil each an Admirals Membership and a Flagship Lounge at Philadelphia Worldwide Airport (PHL), the Fort Price-based provider revealed Friday.

The announcement figures to be a win for vacationers navigating the hub, which a busy connecting hub for American that features numerous transatlantic flights.

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New lounge particulars

Up to now, particulars in regards to the two new Philly lounges are fairly sparse. They’re going to each be positioned within the A-West terminal, a spokesperson stated Friday.

And, the lounges will boast the hotter atmosphere — full with fireplaces — that we have seen in a few of the newer golf equipment American has unveiled.

The rendering American shared, above, is the one picture launched to this point.

Nevertheless, here is a take a look at one of many newer Admirals Membership in its portfolio, which opened final fall at Denver Worldwide Airport (DEN) and has the newer aesthetic has been utilizing in its new and renovated lounges.

American’s Admirals Membership at Denver Worldwide Airport (DEN). MEGHNA MAHARISHI/THE POINTS GUY

“The opening of the brand new Flagship Lounge and Admirals Membership lounge will proceed to create a harmonized design expertise throughout all newly opened lounges that clients will immediately acknowledge,” American stated in a press release Friday.

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Bolstering Philly lounge choices

American already operates lounges at its Philly hub, however its lack of a Flagship Lounge has been, till now, one thing of a gap in its community — significantly contemplating the transatlantic schedule the provider boasts out of Philadelphia, as proven within the beneath map from aviation analytics agency Cirium.


American at present has Flagship Lounges at Chicago’s O’Hare Worldwide Airport (ORD), Dallas/Fort Price Worldwide Airport (DFW), Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX) and Miami Worldwide Airport (MIA).

There’s technically no Flagship Lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport (JFK), however the Chelsea Lounge that American shares with joint-venture companion British Airways primarily features like one.

Extra upscale than commonplace Admirals Golf equipment, the Flagship Lounge community has extra sturdy meals choices and different premium touches like specialty cocktail bars and a particular wine desk.

You may acquire entry to a Flagship Lounge by flying with a Flagship First ticket, or a Flagship Enterprise ticket on sure flights — typically worldwide or just a few key transcontinental routes (usually flights operated by the Boeing 777-300ER or Airbus A321T).

Excessive-level elite standing members also can entry the lounge on eligible flights.

American at present operates 4 Philly Admirals Golf equipment, together with one in A West — the terminal the place these two new lounges shall be constructed.

Trying forward

American Airways Flagship Lounge at Chicago’s O”Hare Worldwide Airport (ORD) CLINT HENDERSON/THE POINTS GUY

Requested by TPG, spokesperson couldn’t provide a extra particular timeline on when these two new lounges may open — simply that they’re anticipated in 2025.

An annual Admirals Membership membership begins at $850 for a first-time, non-elite member, however there are reductions for AAdvantage elites and members renewing.

Lounge entry additionally may be attained with American’s high-end co-branded bank card, Citi® / AAdvantage® Government World Elite Mastercard® (see charges and costs), which carries a $595 annual charge.

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