Admirals Club Posts

Head to Head: Austin's American Admirals Club vs. United Club

I recently found myself in Austin, and a few days before my trip, Brad mentioned that he had an expiring American Airlines Admirals Club pass and wondered if anyone could use it. I said that if he had no other use for it, I'd use it to check out the Admirals Club in Austin. After all, I had never ...

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Honolulu to New York Mileage Run

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After arriving into Honolulu on my American Airlines mileage run, I wandered aimlessly through the open plan terminal looking for my next gate and club lounge. Along the way there is some great plane spotting as there are no windows clouding your view. I just wish I had brought my camera with me ...

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Laguardia (LGA) Admirals Club

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With the impending merger of US Airways and American, I'd speculate that the new combined airline will move to US' larger terminal and abandon American's older terminal. That means the recently renovated Admirals Club probably has only one more year of service.

Along the windows are the ...

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Lounge Review: Admirals Club at PHL

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It is usually a bad sign when an airline's lounge is permanently closed. However, ever since AA closed its lounge at PHL and used British Airways lounge instead, this has become one of the best lounges in the system. The atmosphere, design and the amenities are simply amazing. The BA ...

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American Airlines First/Business Class - Denver to Barbados

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Despite living in Denver, I decided to spent the night at an airport hotel. My flight to Chicago was scheduled to depart at 6:00am, so I ...

Wonderful Customer Service from the AAngel at the Admirals Club in Toronto

One of the exciting things about traveling on the last day of a holiday is the various issues that can pop up.  I actually encountered one today when I wanted to get a 30 day Admirals Club pass when I entered the club in Toronto (With the amount of travel I have in the next month, a 30 day ...

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Free Booze in the Admirals Club!

Free booze! Free booze! Free booze!

Well... not "free." You still have to pay for the Admirals Club membership, or for the premium ticket that gets you access to the club.

But the point is, people visiting Admirals Clubs will no longer have to pay for well drinks, ...

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European Adventure Trip Report Part 3: Lounges at MEX

(This is Part 3 in a multipart trip report. For the background on this trip, check here.) 

We arrived at Mexico City at about 5am. Our outbound flight to Madrid wasn't until about noon. Though we flirted with the idea of heading into the city and coming back for our flight, we ...

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A Response to Mike's Post on Admirals Club Snack Mix

[This is a response to Mike's post, which you can find by clicking here.]

First of all, the only good things in that snack mix are the sesame sticks.

Second, the snack mix is so loaded with sodium that if you eat a cupful or two before your flight, you'll arrive at your destination ...

Long Awaited Improvement to Admirals Club Finally Here - Wasabi Peas!

Life is like a box of chocolates...or is it "Life is like a plastic cup of snack mix". We all know how pathetic the food offerings in the Admirals Club are and even the pay-for choices are meager at best. While other airline clubs continue to add amenities including free alcohol and decent snacks, the Admirals Club remains stagnant.

Well not anymore! 

As I walked up to the one-twisted-arm-bandit (as I like to call it), I was in for a big surprise. Wasabi Peas! When did they slip these little gems in there? I didn't receive an AAirmail about them, nor remember any tweets from @AdmiralsClub. When did you first find them? Did I miss them the last time? Write in below...

 

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Day 6: Bogota + BOG-MEX-LAX on Mexicana in Elite Class

Day 0: Introduction: My quest for Machu Picchu and why I chose Mexicana + Avianca + LAN Peru

Day 1: Los Angeles to Bogota via Mexico City on Mexicana + Bogota to Lima on Avianca

Day 2: Lima to Cusco on LAN Peru + Cusco

Day 3: Cusco to Aguas Calientes ...

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Airline Club Membership Survey Results

After sending a distressed tweet on Twitter that I thought the Admirals Club was crazy for only serving cookies until 3pm on Sundays, I exchanged a few messages with @AdmiralsClub about the club offerings.  I replied something to the effect that the recent improvements in inflight service ...

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AC Part 2: How Shall I Pay for my Admirals Club Membership?

In a previous post, I shared my thoughts on whether or not I should get myself a membership to AA's Admirals Club lounges. So now for part two: How shall I pay for this AC membership?

As I see it, I have three options:

1. Business Extraa points. When I was last on the UPGRD ...

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To AC or Not to AC...

...That is the question.

Right now I'm an AAdvantage Platinum (PLT) member. In a few weeks, I'll be EXP (Executive Platinum, the highest level in American's program).

I am not currently a member of the Admirals Club, American's lounges. But I'm thinking about it. ...