American Airlines to Debut New Flagship Lounge and Admirals Club in Philadelphia — What We Know so Far

The lounge and club will open in 2025.

<p>Courtesy of American Airlines</p>

Courtesy of American Airlines

American Airlines is upping its lounge game with a new Flagship lounge and Admirals Club set to open in Philadelphia next year.

The new lounges will open in the A-West terminal at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), American Airlines shared with Travel + Leisure.

“The new lounges, in American’s trans-Atlantic gateway, are thoughtfully designed to allow our customers to rejuvenate and feel their best ahead of their flight,” American said in a statement shared with T+L. “The opening of the new Flagship Lounge and Admirals Club lounge will continue to create a harmonized design experience across all newly opened lounges that customers will instantly recognize.”

When complete, the lounge will feature warm finishes and fireplaces. But details on the new spaces were sparse beyond that.

In addition to these new lounges, American Airlines already runs several Admirals Club locations at the airport, including in Terminal A-East. There is also an American Express Centurion lounge and a British Airways Galleries Club lounge in Terminal A-West, according to the airport.

For its part, American has been on a mission to overhaul its lounges across the United States. Each redesigned Admirals Club lounge is meant to evoke a sense of homeyness complete with natural woods and open spaces.

The new lounges come as American changed its loyalty program, introducing "members-only" benefits for AAdvantage frequent fliers, including the ability to purchase one-day Admirals Club and Flagship First lounge passes. Travelers can access the lounges several other ways, including with an Admirals Club membership, a qualifying credit card, or a qualifying first or business class ticket.

The airline is also revamping its onboard experience with a new first row Flagship Suite Preferred seat that will offer more space, several storage areas, and exclusive amenities. The seat will be available on the airline's new Boeing 787-9 aircraft and on retrofitted 777-300 aircraft.

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