The American Airlines Admirals Club Dallas D is the biggest of all clubs in Dallas and also comes with the so-called „Flagship Dining“, where international First Class passengers and oneworld Emerald members can enjoy special food options. This review features the club, but not the Flagship Dining as it was not available at the time we visited the lounge.
Departing at 7am is not really comfortable in any way, but I was hoping for a nice breakfast in the American Airlines Admirals Club D Dallas anyway. I was made aware that AA opened the so-called Flagship Dining a few weeks prior to my visit and though expected to get a proper breakfast.
Well, as I got into the lounge, I was told that the Flagship Dining opens no earlier than 7:30 am. That said, this review will only feature the Admirals Club D Dallas and not the Flagship Dining.
The American Airlines Admirals Club Dallas D is extremely spacious and comes with several different seating areas.
The lounge has an extensive front with views of the tarmac, which I expect to be fantastic during the day.
The interior itself looks a little miss-matched with tons of different armchairs, couches and basic dining tables. There was also some high-top seating with and without computers as well as a bar, where you can also have a sit.
I also caught a glimpse of the Flagship Dining, which did not really look much more inviting with just some dining tables in a separated room without daylight. You can also find some kind of daybeds in the American Airlines Admirals Club Dallas D.
While there is no real “wow” factor when it comes to the lounge, it is a nice enough place to spend your time before departure.
When it comes to the food selection in the American Admirals Clubs, I was quite disappointed in both, Dallas and New York.
Thus, my expectations of the breakfast offerings at the Club in Dallas were not really high. Well, I was surprised rather positively. While American Airlines definitely doesn’t set any standards, the selection was just fine.
There were whole fruits, fruit salad, oatmeal, yoghurts, cookies, pastries and bagels with cream cheese available. Even though the coffee and the orange juice and the coffee were average at best, I must admit that the food spread was absolutely fine for a domestic lounge (leaving aside that the lounge is also used for international departures).
If you are looking for “more”, you can also make use of the menu with several cold and hot options (for a charge).
The entertainment selection is where the American Admirals Club Dallas D shines. You can not only find an extensive selection of newspapers and magazines, but also extremely good Wi-Fi.
Other than that, the AA Admirals Club comes with computers, a game room for children and televisions, where you can watch some news channels.
This combination is hard to beat, especially for someone who likes to get some work done before a flight!
While I was disappointed that the Flagship Dining was closed at first, I actually had a good time in the American Airlines Admirals Club D. The lounge is extremely big and comes with nice views of the tarmac. The staff is friendly and the entertainment options are absolutely great.
The buffet spread was surprisingly good for an American lounge as well. While it was still quite bad compared to what many European and especially Asian carriers offered, it was just fine for the US. If you got access to the American Airlines Admirals Club Dallas D, you definitely won’t regret spending some time there!