American is closing its LAX airport terminal 4 lounges to complete renovations, which will bring about a refreshed Admirals Club and a Flagship Lounge complete with sit down Flagship Dining facility for first class passengers only.
However before the closure happens in a week and a half they’re going to open their new terminal 5 Admirals Club. This is the former Delta SkyClub. They’re planning to offer their New York JFK flights from terminal 5 because those flights (and customers) are a priority for American.
The terminal 5 lounge isn’t open yet, and to the best of my knowledge the airline hasn’t given tours. But Bill Anderson decided to check it out while waiting for a flight in terminal 5. He walked inside and took a video so you can see it for yourself.
His stealth mission to bring a sneak peak of the new Admirals Club took less than a minute.
The lounge looks great! Although of course the next few months before the terminal 4 lounge renovations are complete it may be crowded, and won’t be super convenient to all customers.
Once the full LAX lounge project is done though the whole thing should be magnificent, especially since business class and mid-tier elites flying international (and mid-tier oneworld partner elites) will have access to the Flagship lounge which at JFK looks fantastic. The Chicago O’Hare Flagship lounge (without Flagship Dining) opens mid- to late-September.