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American Airlines Admirals Club have had a hit with their made to order guacamole in the afternoons.
Unfortunately it’s not available at my home airport in Austin but I’ve sampled it all around the system. Here it is in Dallas prior to the renovation of the ‘A’ Club there.
They’ve also rolled out made to order avocado toast in several lounges. Someone must have made a bit bet on avocado futures.
The customizable toast with toppings such as prosciutto, tomatoes, and smoked salmon started out in Charlotte, Washington National, Dallas Fort-Worth, Phoenix, and Philadelphia. It’s offered in the mornings from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
American tells me “it is going in 21 clubs and will completely rolled out by early June.”
Meanwhile they’re also “testing out a few new food items over the next month that include more substantial and robust options for a few clubs.”
Houston, Phoenix and Chicago O’Hare are the testing grounds. For instance the Phoenix A7 club has had turkey sliders.
Credit: Kevin Lake
And the main Chicago club has offered pasta.
Credit: Norbert Krupa
Apparently these aren’t settled on items, because “there will be a new rotation…in 30 days.”
American Airlines Admirals Clubs are available to members and to those with day passes as well as American’s mid-tier elites flying internationally same day plus oneworld mid-tier elites flying a oneworld carrier domestically or internationally.
I value my membership mostly for help from agents inside the club when things go wrong, but improved food offerings are a nice plus. My membership comes from the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard which has a $450 annual fee and not only includes guest access but offers no annual fee authorized user cards and authorized users can show their card for Admirals Club access, including guests.
You can get as many as 10 authorized user cards for no annual fee, and each can bring up to 2 guests into an Admirals Club. That’s access for 33 people in total ‘for the price of one’.