(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) Terminal 8:
Flagship Lounge: 14 September
Flagship First Dining: 16 September
Miami International Airport (MIA) Concourse D:
Flagship Lounge: 28 September
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 experience.
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.