Posted on September 9, 2015
When it comes to flying up and down the east coast on American Airlines there is a really good chance that you will be making a stop at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport at some point. This was formally a US Airways hub and now converted to a quasi AA hub.
On most of our trips to CLT over the years we knew nothing about airport lounges. Over the last several years however that has obviously changed in a big way. Usually when transiting this airport we find ourselves in the America Airlines Admirals Club located at the beginning of Terminal C. Both of the ACs in this airport are former US Airways Clubs which are now Admirals Clubs since the merger.
On this trip however, I wanted to change things up and decided to check out the other Admirals Club in Terminal B.
The entrance is very unassuming, especially compared to other ACs which usually have a rather large entrance. Once through the door we were helped by the front desk attendant who always seems to be really welcoming and helpful. We previously had access to Admiral Clubs due to our Citi American Airlines Executive card that I got when there was a huge bonus but due to the hefty fee I dropped it. Currently we are using the Citi Prestige which allows AC access when flying AA flights.
This club is significantly smaller than it’s Terminal C counterpart but still a nice little haven. To your right when walking in there is a seating area with some tarmac views, some TV’s at the end of the room and some coffee, and snacks.
When going left at entrance you will encounter 3 rooms. The first has a small seating area, a table with some breakfast snacks (bagels and muffins) and the bar. As with other ACs they had several domestics beers, wines and rail mixed drinks which were all free and premium drinks for sale.
The next 2 rooms consisted of a larger seating area and the business center. All with tarmac views. The bathroom is also located on this side of the lounge.
This has all the standard offering you would expect from an American Airlines Admirals Club with nothing to make it particularly special, and it appears to be in need of an update. It is one of the smallest I have been to and is likely very different in layout but similar in size to the Admirals Club in Philadelphia that Joe just reviewed. I would certainly say this is one of the most unexciting Admirals Clubs I have been to thus far.
However, with all that being said, this is still a nice little haven to relax in and have breakfast or some snacks between flights (although I was NOT impressed with the coffee).