The first renovated Flagship Lounge has recently been inaugurated by American Airlines at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. Similar Flagship Lounge is also going to be launched by the airline at other international airports, including Philadelphia, Miami, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago.
The Flagship Lounge at New York JFK until recently offered access to the first class customers. Media reports however said that business class customers traveling on international and intercontinental flights would also now be able to gain entry to the newly revamped and expanded lounge.
According to the reports, the facilities being offered at the Flagship Lounge include a wide array of meal options, which includes a chef’s table with a rotating menu of made-to-order entrees, an a la carte dining menu, and a delectable hot and cold food buffet. Apart from this, other amenities include showers, individual work pods and quiet rooms.
The reports further stated that a specially designated Flagship First Dining area is for the first time being offered to the first class customers, where they would be able to enjoy free, full-service dining with delicious menus prepared with locally sourced ingredients in a “sit-down restaurant experience”.
The menu to be served at New York JFK’s Flagship Lounge include New York mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer's speciality cocktails, cheeses sourced from Sprout Creek Farms, and Joyce Farm procured signature burgers from grass-fed beef. Moreover, the year 2017 is also going to see the Flagship First Dining experience being added to American Airlines’ lounges at Los Angeles and Miami. Later on, the airline’s lounges at London Heathrow and Dallas/Fort Worth are also going to see the Flagship First Dining experience being added to them. It may be noted that American Airlines wants to enhance luxurious travel experience of its customers and hence revamping the lounges with an investment of $200 million.