Review: American Airlines Admiral’s Club LAX

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Hello all and welcome to the first official review of this trip. We start by reviewing the admiral’s club, which I had access to because of my flight. I have platinum status with AA which, combined with an international flight, will grant me access to the lounge. With this, I also had access to the flagship lounge which is right next to the admiral’s club. But we are going to discuss the admiral’s club and then the flagship lounge.

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Admiral’s club signage

Now a cool thing about when I arrived into the lounges was that it was kind of a transition period between their breakfast and lunch so I saw the spread of both in both lounges.

Now as soon as you enter the walkway to the admiral’s club, this setup was right in front. It had some cereals and some coffee. This is not all the food in the admiral’s club but it was interesting to see this kind of set up.

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Cereal and coffee

Once you turn left from the cereals, the club breaks off into two directions. One direction has seating, bathrooms, and showers while the other had the food, bar, and some high top seating.

So this is the side with the seating and bathrooms.

As you can see, each seat will have ease of access to power ports. There were also different seats depending on whether you were alone or with a companion. I’d say the red seats are better for solo travelers while the black seats are for companions.

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seating

There was some more seating down that side.

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more seating

At the end of the hall is the doorway that leads to the men and women’s (they are separate) toilets and showers

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bathroom and shower

Alright now to the other side of the lounge we haven’t looked at from the entrance. In the below picture where the departure board is, everything you see beyond there to the left is what we will look at now.

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AA club

So here is the breakfast selection:

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buffet

Here is what lunch looked like (recall that I was there during their transition hours).

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and then some coffee condiments

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coffee add ons

There was also a cappuccino machine/ coffee maker/ “anything caffeine or hot water” maker.

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maker

Then to the left of that were the dreaded cheese cubes of sadness and cookies.

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snacks

But there was a newer vending machine. I can never give up the opportunity to drink sparkling water.

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drinks

Just a few feet beyond the whole buffet is the bar

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bar

And right adjacent to the bar is the seating with different alterations.

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seats

There are seats for people purely trying to dine, there are sears for people getting work done, etc.

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quiet area

If you keep walking the hall, you’ll end up in this kind of concealed and private area where there were high seats with dividers.

There were also some chairs set up for those wanting to keep up with the news or sports.

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TV room

And in that quiet back area, there’s also a set up of cookies and coffee away from the main dining area.

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secret set up.

Overall, this admiral’s club location wasn’t that big. With that being said, it was definitely crowded and it took a while to get decent shots. But functionally, it does everything a club lounge should do and was pretty decent too. Food wise, I’d say the food is on par with what UA served in their club lounges (not a good thing btw) and both are lagging far behind Delta. While this location is definitely new and remodeled nicely, it still pales in comparison to the Delta SkyClub lounges.

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