- Complimentary snacks
- Food for sale
- Complimentary soft drinks
- Complimentary house wine and beer
- Complimentary liquor
- Premium drinks for sale
- Air conditioning
- Flight information monitors
- Newspapers and magazines
The American Airlines Admirals Club at Denver International Airport is located at the center of Concourse A, on the mezzanine level. When walking from the Jeppesen Terminal (where check-in and security controls take place), you’ll find the entrance to the Admirals Club immediately at the end of the walkway to Concourse A, before going down to the concourse level. From the A gates, make your way to the central rotunda (follow the signs to Baggage Claim and Concourses B/C), then go up to the mezzanine level and follow the signs.
The lounge welcomes Admirals Club members, international premium passengers departing on a flight operated by a oneworld airline, and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire customers. British Airways customers traveling in Club World, and passengers who hold British Airways Executive Club Silver or Gold status receive access to the Admirals Club when traveling on flight BA 218 to London Heathrow. In fact, the Admirals Club is co-branded as a British Airways Executive Club, and sports a large British Airways airplane model outside. British Airways agent are available at the club prior to BA departures.
American Airlines Admirals Club / British Airways Executive Club DEN design
The American Airlines Admirals Club at Denver International Airport is located in a former event and conference center, which has been hastily converted into a lounge area for American, Delta, and the USO. The airport has put virtually no effort into remodeling: the former lobby, reception desk, and coat check are still intact, as well as adjacent office spaces and cubicles. The lounges (Delta and USO to the left, American Airlines to the right), occupy former meeting rooms.
Even though it opened in 2010, the Admirals Club is about as attractive as an office space from the 80s, with grey walls (assorted with the grey carpet), indoor plants, and wood paneling. The furniture is also past its prime, but at least the occasional red chairs add a pop of color to the drab ensemble. The space is dimly lit, and receives little daylight as it overlooks the lower concourse.
American managed to pack over 120 seats in a 5,100 square-foot space, so the club offers little privacy overall, though the slightly awkward layout might be the silver lining: immediately behind the lobby, make a sharp right turn and you’ll hit a dim but secluded seating area with is easy to miss and thus tends to be seldom used.
Seating options include traditional lounge seats with side consoles, dining and cocktail tables in the bar area, and tabletop seating overlooking the concourse and its amusing artwork. While the space shows its age, power outlets are plentiful.
American Airlines Admirals Club / British Airways Executive Club DEN amenities
Given American Airlines’ relatively minor presence at Denver International Airport, and the limited real estate they have to work with, the Admirals Club Denver offers only a set of basic of amenities.
The food spread is modest at best. Guests will find a salad bar (typically a make-your-own Mediterranean salad station), snacks (chips and fresh guacamole are a popular feature), soups, sweets, and cookies. The selection is slightly more substantial ahead of British Airways departure times.
On the drinks front, a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine dispenses a virtually unlimited soda selection at the touch of a button. Patrons will also find infused water and an espresso machines (minus the typical assortment of syrups.) House wines and well drinks are complimentary at the bar, while premium drinks come at a cost. Again, British Airways customers benefit from preferential treatment, with complimentary cocktails upon presentation of their boarding pass.
Business amenities include two PCs (one in the bar area, one in a nook leading to the rear seating zone), a wireless printer/copier, and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is also a small selection of newspapers and magazines. Incidentally, the quietest and most private work spaces are located just outside the lounge, in the lobby of the former conference center.
Next to the buffet area is a nook for kids outfitted with colorful chairs, video games, and plush toys. The intention is laudable, but the quarters are tight, and the lack of a door may be bothersome for patrons seated nearby.
The bathrooms are shared between the USO lounge, the Delta Sky Club, and the American Airlines Admirals Club, and are technically located outside the lounge.
American Airlines Admirals Club / British Airways Executive Club DEN bottom line
The American Airlines Admirals Club at Denver International Airport is hardly a destination, and delivers only the basics: comfortable seating, power outlets, snacks, Wi-Fi, and a few business amenities. Considering American’s relatively small footprint at Denver airport, and given that most of the passengers are bound for domestic destinations, there’s ultimately little more to expect.
As an international business class lounge for British Airways, however, the Admirals Club Denver disappoints. The space can hardly accommodate the influx of premium and elite customers, and the club lacks international-grade amenities such as showers or hot food.
It’s unfortunate that Denver airport did not invest in remodeling the former conference center to allocate more real estate to airline lounges, but there is also little competitive pressure. The Delta Sky Club next door is similarly unattractive. Even United, the largest tenant at Denver International Airport, has hardly modernized the two United Clubs in the last 15 years. The Admirals Club is mostly on par, just with less real estate to work with.
American Airlines Admirals Club / British Airways Executive Club at Denver, CO (DEN) welcomes:
- American Airlines Admirals Club members (including Citi® AAdvantage® Executive Card card holders) departing or arriving on a same-day flight operated by American Airlines, a oneworld airline, or JetBlue (except for JetBlue flights to/from Europe) (+2 guests or immediate family)
- Alaska Lounge+ members departing on a same-day flight operated by Alaska Airlines or American Airlines (+2 guests or immediate family)
- Citi® Prestige primary card holders departing on an American Airlines flight within 12 hours.
- American Airlines Admirals Club One-Day pass holders departing on a same-day flight operated by American Airlines or a oneworld airline (subject to capacity restrictions.) Passes can be purchased for $59 and used at multiple lounge locations throughout on the same day at Admirals Club lounges (no guests)
- American Airlines First Class passengers departing on a same-day international fight (+1 guest)
- American Airlines Business Class passengers departing on a same-day international fight (no guests)
- First class passengers departing on a same-day flight operated by a oneworld airline (+1 guest)
- Business class passengers departing on a same-day flight operated by a oneworld airline (no guests)
- oneworld Emerald members (+1 guest)
- oneworld Sapphire members (+1 guest)
- Guests must be departing on a flight operated and marketed by a oneworld airline.
- Members of the military may bring in 2 guests or their immediate family.
- American Airlines AAdvantage® members, regardless of their tier status or class of travel, are not eligible for lounge access when travelling solely on North American flights within or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
- For connecting passengers, lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight.
- Qantas airline club members do not have access to American Airlines lounges.
Alaska Lounge+ membership. When flying Alaska or American (+2 guests)
You may have access to American Airlines Admirals Club / British Airways Executive Club as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on any oneworld member airline.
|Alaska Airlines (AS)||American Airlines (AA)||British Airways (BA)|
|Cathay Pacific (CX)||Finnair (AY)||Iberia (IB)|
|Japan Airlines (JL)||Malaysia Airlines (MH)||Qantas (QF)|
|Qatar Airways (QR)||Royal Air Maroc (AT)||Royal Jordanian (RJ)|
The following is a typical sample selection. All selections and pricing are subject to change. See the latest menu at aa.com.
- Breakfast: bagels with cream cheese, mini muffins, fruit.
- Snacks: olives, cheese and crackers, cookies, vegetable crudité and snack mixes.
- Water, soft drinks and juices.
- Coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino, tea, hot chocolate.
- Trinity Oaks chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Anheuser-Busch or MillerCoors beers.
- House spirits.
Hot breakfast sandwich: $4.99
Apple cinnamon pecan yogurt parfait: $4.99
Seasonal fruit cup: $4.99
Sunflower chicken: $10.50
Butternut squash and ricotta: $10.50
Turkey, pear and gorgonzola: $10.50
Grilled chicken hummus: $9.99
Portobello stack: $9.99
Chicken brie: $9.99
Gourmet fruit and cheese assortment: $7.99
Citrus spiced lentil: $7.99
Sahale nut blends: $2.29
- Chips: $2.29
Energy drinks: $3.99
Mineral water: $3.50
- Bottled water: $2.29
Premium Domestic/Craft: $7.00
Smirnoff, Bombay Original, BACARDI Superior, Captain Morgan Original Spiced, Dewar’s White Label, Jose Cuervo Especial, Jim Beam: $8.50
ABSOLUT, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Jack Daniel’s, Jameson: $10.00
Ketel One, Grey Goose, Patrón, Crown Royal, Maker’s Mark, Templeton Rye: $12.00
- Cordials: $10.00
Bollini, Pinot Grigio: $10.00
Casa Lapostolle, Sauvignon Blanc: $10.00
Napa Cellars, Chardonnay: $12.00
Kim Crawford, Unoaked Chardonnay: $12.00
- Terrazas de los Andes, Malbec: $9.50
- Markham, Merlot: $12.00
Joel Gott 815, Cabernet Sauvignon: $12.00
Rodney Strong, Pinot Noir: $12.00
- Chandon Brut Classic: $14.00
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