I visited the Admirals Club in Dallas in mid December. The Dallas Fort Worth airport represents a hub airport for American Airlines. As a result, American Airlines operates 4 lounges in the Dallas airport in terminals A, B, C, and D.
My arrival into the airport was through terminal D. I previously visited the Club at DFW which also occupies space in terminal D. On this trip, I stopped in the terminal D Admirals Club.
- Location: Dallas Fort Worth airport, terminal D near gate 20
- Hours: 5am to 10:15pm
- Access: Admirals Club Day Pass, various credit cards including Citi Prestige and Citi American Airlines Executive
- How I Accessed: Citi Prestige credit card
The entrance to the club is well marked. It’s also conveniently located by the entrance to the skylink airport tram. The tram offers quick access to all the major terminals of the airport.
First Class International Dining Room
The terminal D Admirals Club doubles as the international first class lounge for American. First class international customers have access to a separate dining facility located in the center of the lounge. Although I was flying American Airlines First Class, it was only on domestic, not international, so I wasn’t able to go inside.
Unfortunately, the first class dining facility included an employee stationed by the entrance that checks boarding passes. I watched as one person tried the “Oh gee, I must have went through the wrong door,” excuse and was promptly denied access by the lounge employee.
Some of the notable amenities inside the lounge included:
- Showers (required a key from the front desk).
- Office and work space with copiers and printers.
- Full sized bar with free soft drinks and house drinks as well as an optional food and premium drink menu for an additional charge.
- A separate cell phone free section of the lounge.
Cell Phone Free Area
Plenty of natural light filled the lounge from the large, clear glass windows facing the runway. The lounge shape resembled a large rectangle with a small triangle shape at the top corner in the cell phone free section.
Main Seating Area
The lounge was relatively crowded when I visited. Despite the crowd, it was still easy to find plenty of seating inside.
- Large lounge with plenty of seating.
- One of the few American Airlines lounges I visited with a shower. The other lounge was the Miami Admirals Club in terminal C.
- Centrally located by the skylink airport tram for easy access to other terminals.
- The first class dining area really was restricted to international first class customers.
- Crowded lounge, but large enough to easily find seating even with the crowd.
The DFW Admirals Club represents a high quality Admirals Club with a nice range of premium amenities. This Admirals Club was among the larger sized clubs I’ve visited. It was also one of the few Admirals Clubs I’ve visited with showers.