Introduction: Spring Break in Florida
Review: American Airlines (ERJ-140) Economy Class – Wichita Falls to Dallas
Review: The Club – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Review: American Airlines (A321) Economy Class – Dallas to Tampa
Review: The Café by Mise en Place – Tampa International Airport
Review: The Lure – South Tampa
Review: Delta Airlines (A321) Economy Class – Tampa to Atlanta
Review: The Club – Hartsfield Jackson/Atlanta International Airport
Review: Delta Sky Club – Hartsfield Jackson/Atlanta International Airport
Review: Delta Airlines (737-700) Economy Class – Atlanta to Fort Walton Beach
Review: The Crab Shack – Fort Walton Beach
Review: Mama Nu’s Kitchen
Review: American Airlines (CRJ-900) Economy Class – Fort Walton Beach to Charlotte
Review: Admirals Club – Charlotte International Airport
Review: Admirals Club – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
As soon as the aircraft parked at Terminal B Gate 32, I made my way towards the Admirals Club located near gate B3. It was quite a hike to get there, but I had some time to waste before my flight to Tampa. I tried to use the American Airlines Military Benefit to enter the lounge, but the agent turned me away.
I decided to make my way over to Terminal D, which is connected to Terminal B, to check out the recently opened Club Lounge. There was an exercise area located between the two terminals. It was a nice touch.
After a leisurely stroll, I arrived at The Club. The Club is located near gate D25. It is open from 4am to 10:30pm daily. The Club is the only Priority Pass lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. When I last visited The Club, it was in a temporary location. I entered through the main entrance and quickly provided my boarding pass and Priority Pass card.
The Club was definitely easy on the eyes and had more space than it’s predecessor. With it being the only Priority Pass lounge, it was a bit crowded. The lounge was broken into five sections:
The Privacy Zone is located to the left after entering through the main entrance. It includes huge chairs, complimentary newspapers, and some snacks. Did I mention it was located next to the entrance??? I do not think the name is appropriate for the space, but the chairs were nice.
The Replenish Zone includes the bar and buffet area. All drinks and food are complimentary at The Club. Chandon, the bartender, kept my drink filled and even humored me with some bad jokes. The buffet area included salad, fingers sandwiches, and an espresso machine. The Replenish Zone staff did not let an empty plate or glass stay on tables for a long time.
The Productivity Zone was located on the terrace outside of the Relax Zone. It included chairs and counter space to catch up on work.
The Relax Zone was located across from the Productivity Zone and a few steps from the main entrance. It included a drink station and some huge chairs across two rooms.
Locates within the Relax Zone was the Refresh Zone. The Refresh Zone was the shower room. It included a toilet, shower, hair dryer, and some toiletries. The shower room was always unlocked, unlike most other lounges, so anyone could use the toilet at any time. I do not know how often it is cleaned but I would assume a lot during the day.
The Club, while being the only Priority Pass lounge at DFW, is a really nice space. Even though it can get crowded, it is worth the wait. The ambience created by the design, coupled with the friendliness of the staff, makes The Club a must visit for anyone with some time between flights.