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 – Fort Walton Beach
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
We flew from Charlotte to Dallas aboard an American Airlines A321. Having flown on the same model airplane in economy the week prior, there was no need to review it again. The arrival in Dallas was on time at Terminal A. I decided to catch the DFW Skylink over to Terminal C to try to review the Admirals Club.
The lounge was located in Terminal C near gate 19. I was able to access using the American Airlines Military Benefits (active military, flying same day on the carrier). The entrance to the lounge led to a reception area where quite a few agents were waiting. There was not a wait, which allowed me to enter the lounge within minutes.
The main entrance to the lounge was to the right of the front desk. Directly across from the entrance, in the center of the lobby, was one of the three snack areas. It was a very sad setup.
A long hallway almost running the length of the lounge was to the right of the entrance. There were quite a few seating areas on either side of the hallway.
I entered the bar area after making a left at the end of the hallway and an immediate right. The entire area was filled with guests. There were only a few open seats scattered throughout. When I saw all of the people, I knew it was my time to exit the lounge. The bar had a small snack area with a couple of hot dishes. I did not try anything.
After making a left out of the bar, I was on another long hallway. This hallway ran parallel to the one on the opposite side. It had tons of seating, much more than the other side of the lounge. There was another snack area as well. I enjoyed the brightness on this side of the lounge.
I made my way towards the entrance to make like a tree (leave) when I noticed another section of the lounge. There was more seating, a small beverage station, a nice kid’s play area, business center, and an executive room. The room could be reserved at the desk just outside of its doors. This area was to the left of the main entrance.
I appreciate American Airlines for allowing military members complimentary access to the Admirals Clubs (space permitting). This club has a ton of space, but most of it was occupied. The kid’s play area was the highlight of the lounge. Thanks again for following along on another trip.