American Airlines will soon reopen all five Flagship Lounges.

Fort Worth-based airline, Air America, shared its updated plans for reopening on Wednesday, April 13. This includes good news for Chicagoans.

The Flagship Lounge in Chicago O’Hare will reopen Thursday, April 21. Below is the complete directory as well as updated reopening times.

  • New York, JFK: The Lounge reopened Sept. 14, 2021.
  • Miami, MIA:Lounge reopened Sept. 28, 2021.
  • Los Angeles (LAX), January 26, 2022:Lounge opened again.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, (DFW),: Lounge reopened March 2, 2022.
  • Chicago (ORD),Lounge reopening April 21, 2022

Original plans were to reopen Chicago-Fort Worth and Dallas-Fort Worth stations last fall. However, this timeline was delayed by ongoing staffing issues.

American operates Flagship dining facilities in addition to its Flagship Lounges. These outposts are essentially a lounge-within-a-lounge, offering a seated restaurant-style dining experience — with Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle Champagne available — to those ticketed in long-haul or premium transcontinental first class on American’s three-cabin jets.

Except for the Chicago Flagship Lounge, all Flagship Lounges have a Flagship First Dining Outpost. Flagship First Dining facilities have reopened in JFK and Dallas, as well as Miami. The full timeline is available below.

  • New York, JFK Flagship First Dining reopened Sept. 16, 2021.
  • Miami, MIA: Flagship First Dining reopened Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Los Angeles (LAX), No timeline is available for Flagship First Dining.
  • Chicago (ORD), Doesn’t have a Flagship First Dining facility.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, (DFW),: Flagship First Dining reopened March 3, 2022.

American began reopening its Flagship Lounge network on September 20, 2021 after a nearly 18-month period of closure due to the pandemic. The Flagship Lounge is American’s exclusive business class lounge for premium flyers and elites who travel on eligible long-haul or premium transcontinental routes.

American opened its Flagship Lounge network on Monday, January 31.

American will expand its partnership with D.S. in addition to the enhanced food and beverage offerings. American is expanding its partnership with D.S. Durga to offer new hand soaps as well as shower amenities in its Flagship Lounges. Dyson Supersonic hair dryers will be added to the shower rooms.

Only American and United offer a premium lounge experience to their most valued passengers. All six United Polaris Lounges are now open.

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