Lounge Review: American Airlines Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal A

This review is part of a trip to Germany.

  1. Lounge Review: Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal D
  2. Flight Review: American Airlines First Class – Boeing 777 Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
  4. Lounge Review: JAL First Class Lounge / Sakura Lounge Frankfurt (FRA)
  5. Flight Review: American Airlines First Class – Boeing 777 Frankfurt (FRA) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
  6. Lounge Review: Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal A

After arriving from Frankfurt in Dallas, I had some time to kill before taking a flight to Seattle. Because I arrived on an International First Class Ticket, I was able to use the Admirals Club.

My departure gate would be in Terminal A, so I used the Admirals Club there to not have to leave early to get to the right terminal and gate. With the Skylink, it’s easy to go from terminal to terminal.

During check-in, the agent told me that the are renovating this club right now. Once upstairs you couldn’t really make out the construction site. Everything was walled off and it looked like it belongs like this. The bar was a little small, but that’s just during the construction period.

DFW Terminal A Admirals Club

 

The entrance is located across from gate A24.

Admirals Club Entrance

  • International First and Business Class Passengers (excluded are flights between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean)
  • Flying First or Business Class on a transcontinental flights marketed and operated by American Airlines between:
    New York (JFK) – Los Angeles (LAX)
    New York (JFK) – San Francisco (SFO)
    Los Angeles (LAX) – Miami (MIA)
  • oneworld® Emerald customers (not as an American Airlines Executive Platinum Member)
  • oneworld® Sapphire customers (not as an American Airlines Platinum Pro or Platinum Member)
  • Citi Prestige Card Holder
  • Admirals Club One-Day Pass Holder
  • U.S. military personnel traveling in uniform on the same day on an American Airlines operated flight
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • PCs with Internet access
  • Food for purchase
  • Children’s room
  • Plenty of Showers
  • Fitness Center

daily from 4:45 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.

Location

DFW Terminal A Admirals Club

 

The entrance is located across from gate A24.

Admirals Club Entrance

Access
  • International First and Business Class Passengers (excluded are flights between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean)
  • Flying First or Business Class on a transcontinental flights marketed and operated by American Airlines between:
    New York (JFK) – Los Angeles (LAX)
    New York (JFK) – San Francisco (SFO)
    Los Angeles (LAX) – Miami (MIA)
  • oneworld® Emerald customers (not as an American Airlines Executive Platinum Member)
  • oneworld® Sapphire customers (not as an American Airlines Platinum Pro or Platinum Member)
  • Citi Prestige Card Holder
  • Admirals Club One-Day Pass Holder
  • U.S. military personnel traveling in uniform on the same day on an American Airlines operated flight
Amenities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • PCs with Internet access
  • Food for purchase
  • Children’s room
  • Plenty of Showers
  • Fitness Center
Hours of Operation

daily from 4:45 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.

The lounge had lots of different seating areas and featured a view snack buffets and coffee machines throughout the lounge. Right after exiting the elevator was a customer service desk, for any questions or support you need. To the left is more seating and the bar. As mentioned before, the bar itself is tiny for such a huge lounge area. It got pretty crowded in there during my visit.

Main Seating


one of the many snack buffets


Seating and the way to the bar.

On the far end of the lounge is the business center with cubicles, printers, and workstations. Perfect for all your business needs. On the way to the business center, you will pass the kid’s play area and the shower suites. They have quite a lot of them here.

Printers in the Business Center


Children’s Room

But you won’t believe what else I found here. A freaking fitness center. Well, it’s not the biggest and finest, but have you ever seen a fitness center in an airport lounge before? I haven’t!

Shower Suites


More Shower Suites


Fitness Center


Fitness Center

I wonder if it really gets used that much? I mean you don’t have to worry about working out hard. The showers are right next door and you won’t even have to go into the main lounge area.

My stay in this lounge was rather short and it took me most of the time to explore this place. I was really surprised about the gym. What do you think, should more lounges have fitness centers?

Lounge Review: Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal A

8.6

Food

7.0/10

Bar

8.0/10

Amenities

9.5/10

Design

9.5/10

WiFi

9.0/10

Service

9.0/10

Views

7.0/10

Location

9.5/10

Pros

  • Many Shower Suites
  • Small Gym
  • Business Center

Cons

  • Food: Just small Snacks
Menu