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Qantas partner American Airlines is revamping its Admirals Club lounges in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas/Fort Worth with an all-new modern look that’s “designed for today’s connected travellers”.
Due to commence by year’s end, construction work in these cities follows that already underway in Phoenix and São Paulo (Brazil), which will eventually spread to every Admirals Club lounge across the globe.
Travellers visiting the new lounges can expect to find new high-backed chairs, offering a little privacy when working on a laptop or tablet and with access to both AC and USB power outlets.
Joining those are separate dining and communal tables, destination-inspired artwork and new entryways with podium-style desks at reception, creating a more open environment and similar to that seen in the joint Qantas, British Airways and Cathay Pacific business class lounge in Los Angeles:
“Our goal is to create spaces that are more in line with how people live and spend their time today,” said Fernand Fernandez, American Airlines Vice Present Global Marketing.
“In the future, when our customers see an Admirals Club sign anywhere in the world, they’ll know they’ll find a reliable, modern space where they can charge their devices, grab a bite to eat, get caught up on work or unplug from the world around them.”
Not forgotten is a manned cocktail bar, seen in concept below.
AA’s Miami Admirals Club lounge is also in for an upgrade this year, with lounges in Chicago and London to follow in the coming years before the design is rolled out across the airline’s international lounge network.
Additionally, food and beverage offerings will be further improved beyond the now-available healthy basics, which include Greek yoghurt, oatmeal, soups and both sweet and savoury snacks.
Qantas Club members can access American Airlines Admirals Clubs whenever travelling onwards with American Airlines or Qantas, while Qantas Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers can also stop by before any Oneworld flight.
Star Alliance competitor United Airlines is too upgrading its lounge facilities in Chicago, Washington, Hong Kong and Tokyo to the new United Club look and feel, as already found in the likes of Boston, Seattle and below at London Heathrow.
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