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American Airlines rolls out new and improved food options at Admirals Clubs

Jan. 15, 2020
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American Airlines rolls out new and improved food options at Admirals Clubs
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American Airlines announced on Tuesday it had opened a new Admirals Club lounge in Terminal E of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), meaning American now has a lounge in every terminal of its largest hub.

This development is a welcome one for travelers flying on regional flights through the hub, as previously those passengers would have to make the trek to a different terminal to relax in an Admirals club on a connection. That's not all that's improving, though. American also shared the details of new menu items that will be available free of charge in its major-market and mid-market locations.

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At larger stations, you'll see lighter dishes such as egg scrambles for breakfast.

Photo courtesy of American Airlines.

And, starting Jan. 28 of this year, build-your-own grain bowls will replace the existing macaroni and cheese selections available at all of American's major-market locations.

If you're stopping by a club in a smaller city, you can expect build-your-own macaroni and cheese and build-your-own Cobb and Caesar salads (availability is subject to location).

Photo courtesy of American Airlines.
Photo courtesy of American Airlines.

How to get into the Admirals Club

There are plenty of ways to gain entry into an Admirals Club, but by far the easiest way to do so is by having the right credit card. And in the case of American Airlines, the right card is exactly one: the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®, which provides a complimentary Admirals Club membership. This card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 AAdvantage miles after you spend $5,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening, worth $700 based on TPG’s current valuations.

Related: The complete guide to American Airlines Admirals Club Access

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The best part about this card, though, is that if you have it in your wallet, you’re allowed to add up to 10 authorized users for free, each of whom gets their own Admirals Club access privileges. This applies whether the primary cardholder is flying with that person or not, a terrific perk that is notably different from similar premium cards offered by other U.S. carriers.

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