(24 Aug 2021)
American Airlines has confirmed that it will begin
reopening Flagship Lounges and Flagship First Dining, with the
first location opening 14 September 2021, at New York’s John F.
Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
“The Flagship Lounge and Flagship Dining
experience brings a whole new level of luxury to our customers’
journey, and we are thrilled to showcase our new offerings,” said
Clarissa Sebastian, Managing Director of Premium Customer
Experience and Onboard Products. “With revamped menus designed in
collaboration with awe-inspiring chefs and even more ways to
access the lounge, we can’t wait to open the doors and serve our
customers this fall.”
Projected reopening schedule:
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Flagship Lounge: 14 September
Flagship First Dining:
Miami International Airport (MIA) Concourse D:
Flagship First Dining: 30 September
Later this fall, locations at Los Angeles
International Airport (LAX) Terminal 4, Dallas Fort Worth
International Airport (DFW) Terminal D and Chicago O’Hare
International Airport (ORD) Terminal 3 will also reopen.
American’s customers can access
the Flagship Lounge depending on elite status or if they are
traveling in a premium cabin on a qualifying flight. New to the
list, eligible customers traveling to Hawaii in Flagship First
and Flagship Business will be able to access the Flagship
Customers flying in Flagship First on qualifying
international or transcontinental flights also have access to
Flagship First Dining located within the Flagship Lounge.
While Flagship Lounges and Dining are its most
exclusive, the airline has also reopened its Admirals Club lounges
in U.S. cities and select international locations, customers
traveling on an American Airlines or oneworld alliance ticketed
flight may also purchase a day pass to an Admiral’s Club.
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