American Airlines opened the renovated Admirals Club between H and K Concourses at ORD a couple of weeks ago. On October 15, I paid a short visit before connecting to my last Delta 747 flights between Detroit, MI (DTW) and Tokyo, Japan (NRT) (post upcoming). i returned to this lounge on January 9, 2018 and updated this post to include a report on the new showers.
This remodeled lounge reflects much of the design and decor of new Admirals Clubs and ones currently being renovated. Compare:
Lounge check in stays on the concourse level. The elevator to the third floor leads to the club and agents who can help with flight issues.
The Main Bar Area
The Rear Bar Area
The area at the back of the lounge received the most improvements.
The business center is located at the back of the lounge near the bar area.
Admirals Clubs have very nice showers for domestic lounges. The new showers in this remodeled club are no exception.
Reserve a shower at the help desk near the elevators. An agent will provide a key. You can request dental and shaving amenities when reserving a shower.
I received a key to shower room 4 in exchange for my boarding pass. This room has a sink, toilet and walk-in shower.
Thee showers have everything one needs for a comfortable and fast attitude adjustment session during travel.
In reviewing these photos, I noticed that the Ipad type devices for ordering food, checking flights, etc. that used to be scattered around the lounge are missing. Does anyone know why?
Sneak Peak – ORD Flagship Lounge
Before leaving the club, the reps granted me a tour of the relocated Flagship Lounge on the second floor. This lounge also opened recently. I did not take any photos since I didn’t technically have access on this trip and I didn’t want to ask too much of the reps.
In short, this Flagship Lounge reminds me of the enhanced Admirals Club in Tokyo, Japan (NRT) and compares favorably to a good international business-class lounge. The new Flagship Lounge at JFK, however, has a superior overall ambience. The ORD Flagship Lounge currently lacks Flagship First Dining because ORD has no American flights with Flagship First service. Space for a dining room is available if that changes.
The remodeled ORD Admirals Club between the H and K Concourses looks great. It will definitely deliver a more pleasant experience than the previous club.