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On my transit through London, I had several hours to kill at London Heathrow. During this time, I was able to visit a few Heathrow Terminal 3 lounges: the Cathay Pacific Lounge, the No 1 Traveler Lounge, the British Airways Galleries Lounge, and the American Airlines Admirals Club. Here is my review of the 4th & final lounge I visited, the American Airlines Admirals Club.
American Airlines actually has two lounges in Heathrow’s Terminal 3. Their LHR Flagship Lounge is available for first class passengers & Oneworld Emerald status holders and will be upgraded soon. The Admirals Club is a standard American Lounge, though due to the number of American Airlines international flights it’s somewhat bigger and better-appointed than your average lounge in the States.
When I arrived in the lounge, it was about 30 minutes before my American flight from LHR to LAX was set to begin boarding. I don’t know the exact timing of the rest of American’s departures from London, but at that time of day in the early afternoon, there was lots of space & plenty of seats available. None of the lounge was loud, but there was a specific quiet area in case you want to be away from any televisions.
The lounge basics of salad, meat, and cheese were available.
There was hot food as well, which was a step above the typical Admirals Club offering in the United States. There was pasta, as well as some sort of chicken in sauce.
There was also what they claimed to be red velvet cake. This is not red velvet cake.
In addition to having lots of space, with a ton of charging spots, there was also a business center. Unlike a lot of lounges, it wasn’t just stuck in some dark corner.
The American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge at London Heathrow is not bad, per se. It’s got a ton of space, and it’s not very crowded. Of course, part of the reason why it’s not crowded is that the smartest Oneworld passengers go to one of the other lounges that are available in Terminal 3. The Cathay lounge is the star among the T3 lounges I’ve visited, but even the British Airways lounge is still better than American’s.
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