Which is the best American Flagship Lounge?

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What is your Favorite American Airlines Flagship Lounge?

Poll closed Oct 2, 2012.
  1. ORD

    5.0%
  2. LAX

    40.0%
  3. JFK

    40.0%
  4. MIA

    15.0%
  5. LHR

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. perryplatypus

    perryplatypus Gold Member

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    Just curious what everyone's opinion is on this. Looking forward to my 1st Flagship lounge experience next year.
     
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  2. DestinationDavid
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    There's an error in your poll - MIA currently does not have a Flagship Lounge.
     
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  3. DestinationDavid
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    Tie between LAX/JFK for me, but I give the nod to JFK because I enjoy the views of the apron there a bit more than the LAX offering.

    ORD is by far the worst FL in the system, IMHO. Tiny, cramped, few amenities. It's a hole in the wall compared to LAX/JFK.
     
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    Whoops they only have the Flagship check in
     
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  5. Switch2

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    I prefer the JFK one. posting this from there.
     
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  6. TheBeerHunter
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    What about NRT? That's flagship too, isn't it? Nevermind, I looked it up. It's not.

    Note: I wouldn't know much about it, since I spend all my time at NRT at the JAL Sakura lounge slurping up beef curry.
     
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    I think the LAX FL is the best in the AA system. I like the look and feel of the lounge far better than the NY one. I also find the (a) staff in the LAX FL to be more helpful and (b) the LAX FL food to be better quality than the NY location.
     
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    Who voted for Miami??
     
  9. marcwint55

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    I like LAX best probably due to using it frequently. I wish MIA had one also.
     
  10. Mike Reed

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    Agreed. The main AC is a better choice at ORD.
     
  11. zphelj

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    I think it's a toss up JFK and LAX. I miss the old MIA FL though it was very small.
     
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    LAX gets my vote.
     
  13. HNL
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    There used to be a FL in MIA which could explain the votes.
     
  14. newbluesea
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    Which has been closed for well over 10 years.:) ..well except for a brief reincarnation in 2008 (less than a year??)
     
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    Tough to vote for a lounge closed a decade ago! ;)
     
  16. gleff
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    ORD can get pretty crowded and doesn't have showers :(

    I actually like the JFK space, large and open and always much less crowded when I'm there than LAX.

    Though LAX does have better food.

    I haven't been to LHR.
     
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    Don't bother, BA Lounge is much better. ;)
     
  18. Mike Reed

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    Agreed, although I've only sample Galleries. My last trip through was back in my PLT days.

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  19. gleff
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    I have no doubt the Concorde Room is better, and I'm not much of a fan of the Concorde Room!
     
  20. zphelj

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    I visited it in early 2010. A quick google suggests it "reopened" in December 2008 and closed again in September 2010.

    I had a very tasty waffle there a few weeks ago though I think the ones Randy made today at HOM were just as tasty!:) I was not able to even peek into a cabana. Otherwise, nothing to astounding. Comfortable.
     
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    Someone's voted for ORD now? I challenge that person to a debate! Being ORD-based, I've got home town pride, but the ORD FL is a pit! :D

    The staff is pretty good though.....
     
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    Like the LAX one, but the sushi sometimes at JFK is nice.
     
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    But I'll just say that regardless of which is best I do enjoy the Flagship lounges overall, I don't worry leaving stuff behind at my seat for a few minutes if I walk up to talk to an agent or use the facilities, it's nice to have something to drink or eat... I will miss them when I lose British Airways Gold status in 2014!
     
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    As you say - Was open again in 2008 for about 18 months. Plus there is the Faux FL int he old AC in E.
     
  25. Canadi>n
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    I quite liked the lounge in E. Spent a half hour there on Saturday before my flight from that wing. Harkened back to those well provisioned lounges of the 80s that themselves harkened back to earlier flying days. Lots of private spaces and good selection of booze, wines and finger foods. Best selection of magazines and newspapers in the AA system. Having sampled LAX and JFK, plus this one, I would give the edge to LAX but thought for lounges in the US, these are all first rate.

    Have yet to do LHR or ORD though.
     

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