Here’s a positive update for Admirals Club members, especially those who frequently travel through DFW.
American opens fifth DFW Admirals Club
Today American Airlines has opened an Admirals Club in Terminal E at Dallas Fort Worth Airport. This marks American’s fifth Admirals Club at DFW, as they now have one in each of the five terminals — A, B, C, D, and E.
Terminal E expands lounge service to those traveling on regional flights, as this is DFW’s recently redeveloped satellite regional terminal.
Here are some pictures of the new lounge:
American will also be introducing new Admirals Club menu items throughout their network. As part of their regular refresh of lounge food, American will begin offering lighter options at some hub airport lounges.
This seems completely unnecessary to me. After all, aren’t we craving some mac & cheese while connecting at DFW, between a breakfast flight featuring American’s cheese enchilada, and a lunch flight featuring American’s cheese quesadilla? 😉
So, what should we expect with the new Admirals Club menu?
- At major-market locations, expect lighter options, like egg scrambles for breakfast, and build-your-own grain bowls for lunch and dinner (replacing macaroni and cheese as of January 28, 2020)
- At mid-market locations, expect build-your-own macaroni and cheese, and build-your-own cobb and caesar salads
American has shared the following pictures of some of the new Admirals Club menu options:
Best way to access American Admirals Clubs
The best value way to get an Admirals Club membership is with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®, which I consider to be one of the best airline credit cards.
The card has a $450 annual fee, though the primary cardmember gets an Admirals Club membership, and you can add up to 10 authorized users at no additional cost, and each of them gets Admirals Club access as well. You need to be flying American same day to use the lounge.
Alternatively, here’s the standard pricing for an annual Admirals Club membership:
As you can see, having the credit card really is a better value.
It’s nice to see American open an additional Admirals Club at DFW. Not only does more capacity reduce crowding, but mainly it’s nice to be able to access a lounge without having to change terminals.
I’m also happy to see Admirals Club food changing a bit, including the introduction of lighter options at hubs.