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American Opens New Admirals Club at New York LaGuardia Terminal B

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For American Airlines and Oneworld flyers flying out of New York City’s closest airport, LaGuardia, there’s a new Admirals Club that’s opened just recently that you’re going to love.

Why the New Club?

American formerly occupied Concourse D out of Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), but as of December 15, 2021, American has moved all its flights to the Western Concourse in Terminal B, a much more bright, airy, and modern concourse, reminiscent of some major international airports across the world (including Singapore).

With the move from Concourse D to the Western Concourse, American had to open up a new Admirals Club space to accommodate its new gates, and the former Admirals Club location in Concourse D is now closed.

Location

Adjacent to gates 30 and 31, you’ll find an escalator that takes you up onto the second level. The Admirals Club is located here, and entrants will be able to relax in privacy with sweeping views of the gates and terminal just below.

Phased Opening

Right now, the club isn’t entirely open. As of December 16, 2021, there is a “soft opening” of sorts, allowing passengers to continue to enjoy basic club services, but the entire club won’t be fully operational until the spring of 2022.

American indicates that the operational hours will be 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

LGA Admirals Club
The new LGA Admirals Club will feature seating for over 350 people. Image Credit: American Airlines

Amenities

This particular club will be over 20,000 square feet and will seat over 350 passengers, a much-needed improvement over the former club that could accommodate fewer passengers.

Basic amenities are standard across the network, and there are no major differences with the new club here:

  • Agent assistance for ticketing
  • Complimentary refreshments and open bar with house liquor
  • Plentiful seating, with newspapers, televisions, and other entertainment
  • Clean restrooms
  • Limited office services, such as printing and shared computer usage

Who Can Access

To access the club, you need to meet one of the qualifying criteria:

As you enter the lounge, an agent will verify your credentials, so if you’re unsure if you have access, speak with them and they can help.

Final Thoughts

New York City is a major hub for American Airlines, and having a good airline club there is important to attract premium customers. While American transitions away from the old Concourse D at Terminal B, passengers will be thrilled to see American’s new operations out of the Western Concourse and an impressive lounge space that can accommodate several hundreds of people easily.

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James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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