November 21, 2017

The Club at DFW Review

The Club at DFW Sign

I stopped in the club at DFW on a layover from Los Cabos.  The Club at DFW is located in terminal D of the Dallas Fort Worth airport.  It operates within the Priority Pass lounge network.

Details

  • Location: Dallas Fort Worth Airport Terminal D near gate 22.
  • Hours: 7:30 am to 7:30pm.
  • Access: $27 for a day pass or free with a Priority Pass or Lounge Key Network membership.
  • How I Accessed: Priority Pass membership.

Terminal D Lounges

International flights land at terminal D in Dallas.  Most of the major international airlines operate lounges in terminal D.  One of the things I appreciated about the airport lounge setup in Dallas is how organized it is.

Nearly every international airport lounge is located in the same area in terminal D by gate 22.  The lounges are all accessible from the same elevator.  Each lounge uses the same check-in desk located in a central area between the entrances to each club.

The Club at DFW Elevator
Elevator up to the terminal D airport lounges.
The Club at DFW Airline Lounges
List of airline lounges located next to the Club at DFW.
The Club at DFW Check-in desk.
Check-in desk for the Club at DFW and the other airline lounges located nearby.
The Club at DFW Check-in Desk
Lounge programs that include access to the Club at DFW.

Layout

The Club at DFW is a smaller sized lounge.  I’ve visited much larger clubs in the Priority Pass network such as the Louis Tavern first class lounge Bangkok and the VIP lounge at Los Cabos Airport.

Although smaller in size, the Club at DFW offers a modern decor, a good selection of light snacks and drinks, and is large enough to find plenty of open seats.  The main seating area includes plenty of natural light with a good view of the airport tarmac.

The Club at DFW Seating
Corner seating inside the lounge.
The Club at DFW Seating
Seating inside the lounge.
The Club at DFW Seating
Lounge seating with plenty of natural light.
The Club at DFW View
Views of the airport tarmac.

Amenities

Amenities inside the lounge include a self service bar and snack area, multiple TV’s, newspapers, WiFi access, lounge seating, and a small dining area.  This was also the first Priority Pass lounge I’ve visited with a fish tank.

The Club at DFW coffee
Coffee inside the lounge.
The Club at DFW coffee
Wolfgang Puck branded coffee inside the lounge.
The Club at DFW Drinks
Fruit flavored water.
The Club at DFW Drinks
Wine options inside the club.
The Club at DFW Snacks
Soft drinks, beer, and light snacks in the club.
The Club at DFW snacks
Light snacks inside the club.
The Club at DFW snacks
Unique popcorn flavors.
The Club at DFW Dining Tables
Dining tables in the corner of the lounge.
The Club at DFW newspapers
Free newspapers inside the club.
The Club at DFW fish tank
Tropical fish tank inside the Club at DFW.
The Club at DFW Tropical Fish listing
List of the tropical fish inside the club fish tank.

Pros

  • Good selection of light snacks and drinks at the self service bar.
  • Clean, modern layout which includes a large tropical fish tank.
  • Day pass is cheaper than at the larger airline branded lounges.
  • Plenty of natural light from the large windows inside the club.

Cons

  • Smaller sized club that could get crowded during peak times.

Final Thoughts

Although smaller in size, the Club at DFW offers a good selection of light snacks, drinks, and provides a good escape from the airport crowds.  Just be aware that the lounge can get crowded during peak times.

Access is free with a Priority Pass membership.  A day pass is only $27 compared to a $40 or $50 cost at some of the large airline branded clubs.

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Travel enthusiast that spent years flying in the back of planes and staying at cheaper hotels in order to save a little money. After learning how to leverage airline and hotel loyalty programs, I've developed an interest in luxury travel and write about my experiences with it.

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