The Ultimate Guide to
American Airlines' Admirals Club

American Airlines has over fifty Admirals Clubs worldwide. They are a good place to relax or work before a flight.  

Admirals club have a selection of free snacks. For breakfast, you can expect hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, bagels, and various assortments of bread. For lunch and dinner time, you can expect some selection of soup, salad, vegetables, hummus, cheese, cookies, brownies.

Some locations do offer food available for purchase, but the quality and selection of food will likely vary location by location. 

Admirals Club also have free house wine, beer, and spirits.  There are more premium options, but those drinks average $8 to $12. 

Admirals Club Lounge Access

There are several ways you can access Admirals Club lounges. The best way is with the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite credit card, which has a $450 annual fee, but allows you and up to ten authorized users to access the Admirals Club lounges for free. Each cardmember can also bring in two guests. 
 
You can also access the Admirals Club plus your immediate family (spouse, domestic partner and/or children under 18) or up to 2 guests by:
  • Buying an annual membership. The annual rates are between $500-650 depending on your elite status.
  • Concierge Key Members (an invite-only super elite level)
  • AirPass members with Admirals Club privileges
  • U.S. Military personnel traveling in uniform on a same-day flight operated by American Airlines.
You can also access the Admirals Club with one guest by:
  • Flying a Qualifying First or Business Class (Flights between U.S. and Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico City, New Zealand, and South America; OR non-stop flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles, and New York (JFK) and San Francisco)
  • Having Platinum, Platinum Pro, or Executive Platinum elite status PLUS flying on an international marketed and operated by American or OneWorld airline (regardless of cabin class).
  • Having OneWorld Emerald and Sapphire elite status PLUS flying on ANY flight marketed and operated by American Airlines or a OneWorld airline (regardless of cabin class). (American Airlines elite members traveling solely on North American itineraries don’t qualify)
You can also buy a one-day pass for $59, excluding Dallas (DFW) and Pittsburgh (PIT). You can bring up to three children under 18 for free with the day pass, which could be a great deal if you have kids.
 
You can also access some of American’s Partner lounges if you are the primary cardholder of the Citi Executive World Elite credit card (authorized users do not get this benefit), buy an annual membership, have ConciergeKey elite status, or be an AirPass member with Admirals Club privileges. These lounges are:
  • All Alaska Airlines Lounges (when departing on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines or Alaska Airlines)
  • All Qantas Clubs (when departing on same-day flights operated by Qantas, or operated by American out of Auckland, New Zealand or Sydney, Australia)
  • Select partner lounges operated by third parties (on same-day flights operated by American)

Important Note: Starting on November 1, 2019, you will need to have a same-day boarding pass on American Airlines or one of their partner airlines for entry to the Admirals Club


Admirals Club Locations

Atlanta (ATL)

North Terminal, Concourse T (near) from Gate T11)

  • Hours: Sun – Fri  4:30 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday  4:30 am – 7:30 pm

Austin (AUS)

Near Gate 13

  • Hours: 4:15 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Boston (BOS)

Near Gate B4; Upper-Level Past Security

  • Hours: Sunday – Friday: 4 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 4 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: Showers and Children’s Room

Buenos Aires (EZE)

Terminal B across from Gate 9 on the upper level, inside the International departure lounge

  • Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: Showers

Charlotte (CLT)

Location 1: The intersection of C and D Concourse

  • Hours: 4:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location 2: Between B3 and B5

  • Hours: 4:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Chicago (ORD)

Location 1: After security, in the crosswalk between gates H6 and K6

  • Hours: 3:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: Showers

Location 2: Near Gate G8

  • Hours: Sunday – Friday (5:15 a.m. – 10 p.m.); Saturday (5:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) 

Location 3: Near Gate L1

  • Hours: Sunday – Friday (5:15 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.); Saturday (5:15 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Dallas (DFW)

Location 1: Terminal A; Near Gate 24

  • Hours: 5 a.m. – 10:15 p.m
  • Special Amenities: Showers and 2 conference rooms (6 and 18 seats)

Location 2: Terminal B; Between Gates 3 and 4

  • Hours: 5:00  a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: Showers; 3 conference rooms (2 rooms with 6 seats and one with 8 seats) 

Location 3: Terminal C; Between gates 19 and 20

  • Hours: 4 a.m. – 10:15 p.m. (Executive Center is open Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Special Amenities: Showers; Children’s Room; 4 Conference Rooms (2 with 14 seats and 2 with four seats)

Location 4: (closed for renovations): 5th level, between gates D23 and D24

  • Special Note: One-day passes are not allowed at DFW Admirals Club locations

Denver (DEN)

Near Gate A40

  • Hours: 4:45 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • Special Amenities: Children’s Room

Honolulu (HNL)

Third level of Terminal 2, above The Local @ HNL restaurant (This lounge is shared with Japan Airlines)

  • Hours: Monday – Friday (5:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.); Saturday – Sunday (5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Houston (IAH)

Near Gate A25

  • Hours: 4 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

London (LHR)

Terminal 3; Departure level, beyond Passport Control in lounge area H

  • Hours: Sunday – Friday (5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.); Saturday (5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Special Amenities: Showers; Children’s Room

Los Angeles (LAX)

Location 1: Terminal 4 near Gate 40

  • Hours: 4:00 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.
  • Special Amenities: Showers; TV Room; Quiet Room; Conference Room with 7 seats

Location 2: Terminal 5; Near Gate 53B

  • Hours: 4:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Special Amenities: Showers

Location 3: American Eagle Regional Terminal

  • Hours: 5:15 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Mexico City (MEX)

Terminal 1; Concourse H; Use the entrance located on International Security Check Point G and take the elevator to the second floor. Or if you are inside the International Departures area, use the entrance located at gate 19.

  • Hours: 4:15 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Miami (MIA)

Location 1: Near Gate D30

  • Hours: 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: Showers and an 8 seat conference room. 

Location 2: Near Gate D15 on the third floor

  • Hours: 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 
  • Special Amenities: Showers

Location 3: Concourse E; Just beyond the security checkpoint on the fifth floor

  • Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: TV Lounges and Children’s Room

Nashville (BNA)

Across from gate C10 on the Mezzanine level.

  • Hours: 4:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. 

New York (JFK)

Terminal 8, Concourse C; Third Floor Across from Gate 42

  • Hours: 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: Children’s Room; Showers

New York (LGA)

Location 1: Terminal B; Concourse D; near gates 1 and 2.

  • Hours: 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: Showers; 3 Conference Rooms (12 seats, 8 seats, and 4 seats)

Location 2: Terminal B; Concourse C; near gate C6. (This location is not a full-service Admirals Club. This locations only has light refreshments and snacks, and flight assistance)

  • Hours: 4:30 a.m. to  9:30 p.m.

Newark (EWR)

Terminal A, after security, toward gates 30 through 39

  • Hours: 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Special Amenities: 3 Conference Rooms (12 seats, 6 seats, and 4 seats)

Orange County (SNA)

Mezzanine level, after security, adjacent to gate 8

  • Hours: Monday through Saturday (5:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.); Sunday (6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Orlando (MCO)

Terminal B near Gate 55

  • Hours: Sunday through Friday (4:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.); Saturday (4:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m)

Paris (CDG)

Terminal 2 in the Connector Building between 2A and 2C

  • Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: Showers

Philadelphia (PHL)

Location 1: Terminal A-East between gates A4 and A6A.

  • Hours: 4:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location 2: On the third floor between terminals B and C.

  • Hours: 4:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: 12 seat conference room.

Location 3: Terminal F on level 2 over the food court. 

  • Hours: 5:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Special Amenities: 6 seat conference room.

Phoenix (PHX)

Location 1: Concourse A; Between gates A19 and A21

  • Hours: 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Location 2: Concourse A: Between gates A7 and A9

  • Hours: 4:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. 

Location 3: Concourse B; Above gates B5 and B7

  • Hours: 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Pittsburgh (PIT)

Location 1: (Currently Closed)- Main lobby past security, mezzanine level

Location 2: Admirals Club Guest Services- Terminal B near gate B34 

  • Hours: Sunday – Friday (4:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.); Saturday (4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • This location only has light snacks and refreshments, and flight assistance.

Raleigh (RDU)

Terminal 2 near Gates C1 and C3

  • Hours: Sunday – Friday (4:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.); Saturday (5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
  • Special Amenities: Showers

Rio de Janeiro (GIG)

South Pier on the third floor. Follow signs to the VIP lounges. 

  • Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 
  • Special Amenities: Showers; TV Room; Children’s room; Self Serve Bar

San Francisco (SFO)

Terminal 2; Boarding Area D

  • Hours: 4:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. 
  • Special Amenities: Showers and 6 seat conference room. 

Santiago, Chile (SCL)

International Building, after security on the left, across from gate 19.

  • Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Amenities: Showers and children’s room

Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU)

Terminal 3; Third floor above Duty-Free shopping area

  • Hours: Noon to 11:00 p.m.
  • Amenities: Showers and children’s room

St. Louis (STL)

Concourse C

  • Hours: Monday – Friday (4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.); Saturday (4:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.); Sunday (4:15 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Tampa (TPA)

Airside F, adjacent to Gate 85

  • Hours: 4:00 a.m to 8:15 a.m. 

Tokyo (NRT)

Terminal 2, after immigration and Passport Control, one floor below departure level, Gate 71

  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Special Amenities: Showers; 10 seat conference rooms

Toronto (YYZ)

Terminal 3; Transfer Level near the Duty-Free Stores

  • Sunday – Friday (5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.); Saturday (5:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Washington D.C. (DCA)

Location 1: Terminal B

  • Monday – Friday (4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.); Saturday (4:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.); Sunday (4:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Location 2: Terminal C

  • Hours: Monday – Friday (4:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.); Saturday (4:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.); Sunday (4:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
  • Special Amenities: 8 seat conference room