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American Airlines has officially opened its new Flagship Lounge and remodeled Admirals Club at Dallas Fort Worth Terminal D and with it, the airline has unveiled its new and improved Flagship First Dining experience too.
American Airlines Flagship Lounge DFW
American Airlines Flagship lounges are open to the following passengers:
- International First Class and Business Class passengers traveling on qualifying oneworld long-haul flights on the day of entry.
- American Airlines Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum members traveling in any cabin on qualifying international oneworld flights on the day of entry.
- All oneworld Emerald and Sapphire cardholders traveling on any oneworld flight (including domestic flights) with the exception of American Airlines elites
- Concierge Key staus holders traveling on any American Airlines/oneworld flight
The Flagship Lounge at DFW is open between 05:00 and 22:15 daily. It’s 23,130 square feet in size and offers seating for up to 350 passengers.
I haven’t visited the new Flagship Lounge in Dallas yet but American Airlines has shared the images you’ll see below.
The seating in the Flagship Lounge looks exactly like the seating you’ll find in other Flagship Lounges (like the one in Los Angeles) and looks very similar to the seating that was offered in the Admirals Club that once occupied this same space.
The bar area looks fine but, with the limited number of stools it appears to have, it’s not going to be somewhere most of us will be spending much time.
Access to the American Airlines Flagship lounge doesn’t guarantee you access to the Flagship Dining facility next door (more on that later) so the Flagship Lounge in Dallas Ft. Worth offers a dining area….
….and “a robust variety of hot and cold entrees including Texas brisket in adobo sauce, Korean-style chicken wings and sushi”
The facility also offers a “rotating chef-action station” where guests can get made-to-order omelets and Asian-style pancakes.
The lounge also offers what American Airlines calls “premium wine” as well as Champagne and local craft beer.
American Airlines Flagship Dining DFW
American’s Flagship Dining is the airline’s a la carte dining offering for long-haul international 3-cabin First Class passengers. Oneworld status is not enough to get a passenger access into American’s Flagship Dining facilities.
Here’s what American Airlines has had to say about Flagship Dining in Dallas Ft. Worth:
Guests will experience a complimentary, fine-dining restaurant experience with an array of appetizers, entrees and desserts. The DFW Flagship Dining menu features the flavors of Texas with double-smoked beef brisket, slow-braised pork shoulder and Texas pecan pie, as well as premium wines picked by master sommelier Desmond Echavarrie, Krug Champagne, signature cocktails and local craft beer.
American will also launch the plant-based Impossible Burger as an alternative to its signature Flagship Burger, providing even more food choices to its customers. The vegetarian option will be available at DFW first, and there are plans to expand it to additional Flagship First Dining locations later this year.
Here are the current Flagship Dining menus (click to enlarge):
I’m a big fan of the Flagship Lounge in Los Angeles (which is a big step up from what was on offer at LAX before) and this new facility at DFW looks pretty good too.
The pictures of the Flagship Dining food don’t look great so, hopefully, the real thing is considerably better. Having said that, I’m impressed that American is continuing to push the boat out for its First Class passengers by offering Krug Champagne – that’s not like a US legacy carrier at all 🙂
Based on what American Airline has told us and the images provided the new Flagship Lounge at Dallas Ft Worth looks like it’s going to be a nice place to spend some time before a flight….but I’ll wait to hear some first-hand reports (including reports on the shower facilities which American hasn’t mentioned) before I come to any firm conclusion.