American has been working on revamping their international premium cabin lounges, and in 2017 they opened Flagship Lounges in New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles, and Flagship First Dining in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. That’s an incredible amount of progress in a short time, especially given how slow airlines often move.
American’s Flagship Lounge Miami
We knew that the airline was still planning on opening Flagship Lounges in Dallas, London, and Philadelphia, and Flagship First Dining in Dallas and London. However, it has taken quite a while, as all of 2018 passed without a new Flagship Lounge opening.
American’s Flagship Dining New York
A couple of weeks ago we learned about the next lounge to open, and that finally happened. American Airlines’ long awaited Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining at DFW Airport Terminal D opened today, May 16, 2019.
American Flagship Lounge DFW details
American’s new Flagship Lounge DFW is open daily from 5AM until 10:15PM daily. It’s 23,130 square feet, and features 350 seats.
As a point of comparison, the Flagship Lounge Chicago is 17,000 square feet and the Flagship Lounge Miami is 29,000 square feet, so this one will be just about in the middle size-wise.
Here are some pictures American has shared of the new Flagship Lounge:
American Flagship First Dining DFW details
American’s new Flagship First Dining DFW is open daily from 8AM until 10PM daily. It’s 1,440 square feet, and features 54 seats. That’s a lot of seats, when you consider how few flights feature first class.
Here are some pictures American has shared of the new Flagship First Dining:
Here’s American’s Flagship First Dining breakfast menu:
And their lunch and dinner menu:
And their dessert and after dinner drinks menu:
And finally their wine list:
Who gets access to the Flagship Lounge DFW?
American’s Flagship Lounges feature much better food and drinks than their Admirals Clubs. The following passengers have access to American’s Flagship Lounge DFW:
- Passengers traveling on qualifying oneworld long haul international first and business class flights same day
- American Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum members traveling on a qualifying oneworld international flights, regardless of the class of service
- All non-American AAdvantage oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members traveling on any oneworld flight, even if it’s domestic
- Concierge Key members traveling on any American flight
“Qualifying international flights” include those to Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico City, New Zealand, and South America.
Who gets access to Flagship First Dining DFW?
Flagship First Dining features an a la carte dining experience, and is exclusively available to passengers traveling in American three cabin 777-300ER first class to/from Asia, Australia, Europe, or South America.
Nonstop destinations from Dallas with three cabin first class include Hong Kong, London, and Sao Paulo, though those connecting same day also have access.
On top of that, Concierge Key members seem to be getting a couple of “passes” to use these facilities every year.
Lastly, British Airways first class passengers departing DFW will have access to this facility.
The Flagship Lounge DFW opening is long overdue and is great news. DFW is such a massive airport for American, and for so long the airline hasn’t had a proper lounge here.
This should also alleviate some of the crowding in the nearby Amex Centurion Lounge, since many American premium passengers chose to use that over other options in the terminal.
Now we just need to see when the Flagship Lounge Philadelphia opens. I really couldn’t care less about the Flagship Lounge London, since oneworld premium passengers already have access to the excellent nearby Cathay Pacific and Qantas lounges.
What are your first impressions of the Flagship Lounge & Flagship First Dining DFW?