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American Airlines Admirals Club LGA – Terminal C | Video

Jake Redman March 2, 2015 4


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On March 2, 2015
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Lounge: American Admirals Club (former US Airways)
Where:
 New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)  – Terminal C

Seating: Unlike the variety you’ll find inside the other American Airlines Admirals Club inside the central “A” Terminal at LaGuardia Airport, the seating inside this former US Airways Club is very, well…US Airways.

American Airlines Admirals Club at LaGuardia Airport
Because anything but grey on grey would startle a New Yorker. Comfy but dull lounge chair at C Terminal Admirals Club.

Simple grey loungers with attached tray tables are lined up in groups of four along the large apron-facing window. Although grouped, no seat is without something to separate it from the next. A small table or support will give you some breathing room during your visit, something New Yorker’s seldom get and love when they do.

Some café and limited bar style seating is available if you’re looking for more of a near foodless bar & grill vibe. An instant-oatmeal breakfast with a mimosa sounds like a good day-starter, no?

See more pictures from this lounge tomorrow on Modhop.

Food/Drink: All that was offered during our morning visit was a selection of bagels and packets of instant oatmeal. At the time of our review the transition to a merged American Airlines/US Airways lounge menu had just begun.

American Airlines Admirals Club at LaGuardia Airport
It’s the best we could find for breakfast inside the then US Airways Club.

Wi-fi/Connectivity: Wi-fi is free and snappy.

Service: A very friendly agent checked us in and welcomed us with a smile. The lounge wasn’t anywhere near full so it wasn’t much of a test, but in-lounge staff kept the tiny buffet stocked and seating areas tidy.

Showers: Unlike the central terminal Admirals Club, this one doesn’t have showers. Not a surprise for a lounge this size.

Summary: This American Admirals Club isn’t all that inspiring but it’s got most of  the basics. With the menu evolving we’ll go easy on the lacking food but seats are plenty comfortable and are nicely spaced for space and relative privacy. The winners here are the service and big windows that give this otherwise dull space some much-needed light.

Rating: 3 hops of 5.

How to get in: It’ll take an American Airlines Admirals Club membership or 50 bucks for a day pass. The $50 pass might better spent at the larger, more colorful and amenity-positive Admirals Club inside the Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport.

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  1. dan luttrell on March 2, 2015

    Nice review. I was just there this last week. The seats are US Airways as they have the same ones in the CLT lounges that have been converted to AA.
    I think you have to give this lounge somewhat of a break on the showers and more elaborate features as LGA is primarily a domestic terminal so they don’t get the long haul arrival passengers that need the showers. I found it to be comfortable and well located although the view could have been a little better I guess.

    • modhop on March 2, 2015

      Absolutely, I agree this is a perfectly fine domestic lounge. I don’t really knock off points for showers outside of terminals that facilitate longer flights (but give some extra credit for the AA lounge in the central terminal for having). It’ll be interesting to see what the exerience is like when the US/AA club exerience is fully streamlined.

  2. Nick on March 2, 2015

    And yet other lounges (say Delta’s in Minneapolis) don’t have any showers, despite a number of long-haul international flights. Even Detroit only has two showers.

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