Updated on May 5, 2015
American Airlines Admirals Club Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
So it seems like Joe and I have been pumping out a lot of lounge reviews lately but we just have a back log of these little airports oases that we need to get reviewed! Next up is the Admirals Club in the Boston Logan International Airport.
Now there are two Admiral Clubs in BOS and they are both in Terminal B. There is one near gate B4 and one near gate B30 which I will be reviewing here.
As I have said before, when it comes to US domestic lounges they are usually nothing to get excited about and my expectations are generally low. It seems that I had especially low expectation for the Admiral Club in BOS because when walking through he terminal I feel like I have traveled back in time 20 years. In terminal B where American Airlines is located the decor has not been updated in the last couple decades and all the American Airlines symbols/logos are some of the oldest I have seen still in use. Maybe all this is the reason I was pleasantly surprised by this lounge.
As I said before the lounge is located in Terminal B near gate 30 and just past a small food court. To lay out the lounge, when approaching the front desk there is a hall to the left and right. To the left you will encounter the bathroom followed by a business center with the left wall being all windows. As you continue down the hall it turns right into a moderate sized lounge with large windows continuing to run on your left over looking the tarmac.
If you go right at the desk you will immediately be in the main lounge area with the bar on your left, seating and kids room on your right and the tarmac windows directly in front of you.
There is a nice sized bar (free beer and wine as always) with 2 TVs and the sound playing on one of the them which I like (I hate when there are just silent TVs everywhere). There is a seating area next to the bar, another just behind that and a third along the windows.
Near the lounge area with windows, around the side of the bar you will find an espresso machine, coffee, and some snacks. More snacks of cheese, veggies and soup can be found in the lounge area next to the bar area (on your right when entering the lounge). There is also a kid’s room with 2 computers for video games and some toys.
Overall there was really nothing special about this lounge compared to other Admiral Clubs, however, I really liked it. Part of if may be that it was not very crowded for the 2 hours I was there. I also liked that it had a nice long bar with TV’s that had sound. But probably what was best for me is the fact that it had so many windows letting in natural night and giving views of the planes approaching/departing. There is just something about windows and natural light that I always like.
So is it a lounge you should get there early for? Nope. But it’s way better than sitting in the 1990’s out in the terminal and is one of the more pleasant Admiral Club experiences I have had.