Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge LAX

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Welcome back to the second part of the LAX lounge reviews for this trip. After spending a bit of time in the AA Admiral’s club, I decided to head over to the real treat of AA’s lounges: their flagship lounge.

So the flagship lounge and the Admiral’s club have the same entrance from the terminal except after having boarding pass verified and going up one floor, admirals club people go right and Flagship lounge people go left. The signage is quite clear for both.

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signage

So when entering this is pretty much the first thing you see. Unless you are a certain passenger, there’s really only one way to go. Left. Turning right from here takes you to the Flagship first dining area and we’ll save that for another time. Turning left takes you to the main part of the lounge.

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seating area

First you reach this small set of seats which face a TV.

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seating

Then to the right, you have some neat apron views. This aircraft, in particular, is my aircraft flying us to Tokyo.

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views

Right adjacent to that window you have some table seating and you can see the same TV to the far right that I was showing before.

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seating

Facing the above, make a U-turn and you enter the main part of the lounge. To the left there are beverages, coffee, and other caffeine drinks.

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drinks

It is in this area where most of the seating is. The seats were fairly comfortable and there are power ports at each and every seat which is great.

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seating

Further down there is a nice divider.

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divider

Beyond this, there are more seats and you can see the power plugs on the seats themselves in between.

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more seating

Just to the right, there’s a nice departure board and magazine rack.

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board and magazines

Now let’s get to the food. Below is a long central table where AA has one of their signature flagship lounge features called the Wine table. In short, its self serve wine but a large variety.

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Wine table

I’ll let the food pictures speak for themselves but I will say I was impressed at how wide a spread of food AA had in their flagship lounge. And I ate very small amounts of a lot of things and all were excellent.

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food
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food
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food
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food
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food
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food
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food
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food
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food
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food

So as you can see there was quite a variety of a lot of foods, but interestingly an Asian twist on a lot of the lunch items. I have a feeling that that’s catered to the fact that all of AA’s noon long hauls are to Asia and if that’s the case, well-done job by AA.

The last thing is the self-serve drinks stand and that’s right by the food. You simply cannot miss it.

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Drinks

So AA lounges are supposed to have bathrooms and showers but I did not see that in this flagship lounge so perhaps they are sharing with the Admirals club showers or I missed it but I thought I covered the lounge pretty well.

Overall, I was pretty impressed by this lounge. It wasn’t insanely big for an international lounge but it still served its function and had everything in quality. A great job by AA and a great job of adding these lounges to airports at a reasonable pace unlike United with their Polaris lounges (until recently). I would absolutely come back here given I had a OneWorld flight in premium cabin or status.

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