Last month American Airlines laid out its timetable for re-opening domestic Admirals Clubs, international business class Flagship lounges, and most Flagship First Dining facilities.
All Admirals Clubs except Honolulu were said to re-open ‘by August’ while Flagship lounges and First Dining would begin with Miami in September, with the rest re-opening ‘throughout fall’ though there was no timeline to re-open the LAX Flagship Dining with the reduction in Asia flying and de-emphasis of Los Angeles as American’s gateway to Asia.
American now tells me they’ve already re-opened 35 of 40 Admirals Clubs. The five that are still closed:
- Honolulu (shared with Japan Airlines)
- Dallas-Fort Worth Terminal E
- Chicago O’Hare Terminal G
- St. Louis
- Phoenix N1 Concourse
The good news with this is that Honolulu previously didn’t have a timeline for re-opening but an American Airlines spokesperson says that all five of these lounges will re-open in August. The bad news is that the other four lounges had been projected to open by August previously rather than in August.
Still it’s great to see the return of lounges, and I’m excited for Flagship lounges to re-open as well, and also look forward to seeing how much food and beverage return when they do.
The most United has said about re-opening their Polaris business class lounges is that planes are under development. Delta has no such lounges.