The new Admirals Lounge will serve up to 2,500 guests a day and offer more than 1,000 square feet of space. The lounge is all about convenience for travelers with free WiFi and charging stations that can charge two devices at once.
American Airlines is building a new Admirals Club lounge in the Austin airport. The lounge will be located on the second floor of Terminal C, near gate C11.
American Airlines is constructing a new Admirals Club lounge at Austin International Airport.
on November 16, 2021 by Gary Leff
In comparison to pre-pandemic days, American Airlines has more than quadrupled the number of destinations it services from Austin.
For years, Austin has served as an important hub for American business, attracting high-yield business visitors and corporate contracts. And the city continues to expand at a tremendous pace year after year. But it’s only recently that we’ve begun to see American shuttle traffic passing through the airport.
The Admirals Club was already overcrowded before the outbreak. At the entrance, there used to be a putting green. That was repurposed into seats. The check-in area now has customer chairs. The conference room has been transformed into a sitting area. Despite being busy throughout the day, the hour or so before British Airways’ London departure was particularly crowded. The club’s renovation has been put on hold for years.
American Airlines and the Austin airport, on the other hand, have announced plans for a new Admirals Club at gate 14. That’s eight gates from the present club, and eight gates from the American Airlines gates. However, it is a completely new building with a floor area of over 15,000 square feet, which is twice as big as the present facility and can accommodate over 250 people. We will not get the hoped-for American Express lounge, but we will receive a new airport lounge.
The lounge’s design is still in the works, so it’s unclear when it will open. However, according to American’s Managing Director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products Clarissa Sebastian, they plan to “create a club that reflects that eclectic style and pays homage to the lively music scene” of Austin.
American Airlines provided the rendering.
That seems fantastic to me – a break from the airline’s existing remodeling standard, exemplified by the Dallas A concourse club, which I find visually ‘industrial.’ So “representing the urban fabric of Rainey Street, Austin Parks, local art and music” sounds excellent, but I’m a little hesitant to endorse their proposal for local musicians to perform. In the lounge, I often need silence in order to work.
The present club will stay open while the new one is being constructed, and when it is finished, it will be bigger than the beautiful Delta Sky Club with its Sky Deck at Austin International Airport, as well as the modest United Club that lies next the current Admirals Club at gate 22.
While the old club didn’t have many facilities (made-to-order guacamole, avocado toast, or a mac and cheese bar, for example), it did have the greatest lounge staff in American’s system. (There is no longer any competition, according to Maryann Mazza’s resignation from the club at Washington National Airport.)
The ladies in the Austin lounge (all of them are women) not only know all of their passengers and seem to be genuinely pleased to see them, but they also perform miracles with reservations during erratic operations. Even at the busiest moments at American, they managed to keep people flowing. They’re the reason I keep my Admirals Club membership. One of their employees just received the airline’s Chairman’s award, which I’ve interpreted to mean that the whole crew there is wonderful.
I’m excited to match a good facility with the amazing personnel of a new physical club, which is much needed.
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