LHR – Terminal 3 – American Airlines Admirals Club – Airline Lounge Review

Terminal 3, Heathrow Airport

Introduction

This is my review of the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow’s Terminal 3.

What’s interesting about this lounge is it’s considered not ‘Flagship’ lounge, but does has similar décor and sort of similar food to a Flagship. There is an ‘International First Lounge’ (which I’ve not visited since post-Covid), but this is currently under construction – so I’ll review it next time!

Visited

September 2022 at 08:30

Opening Hours

The lounge is open daily from 05:30 to 19:00.

Entry Conditions

The Admirals Club is open to OneWorld Emerald, OneWorld Sapphire members, and those traveling from Terminal 3 in Business Class on American Airlines or another OneWorld carrier. 

The International First Class Lounge was open to OneWorld Emerald members, and those traveling from Terminal 3 in First Class on American Airlines. Whether this is still the case I’m not sure!  

How to Get There

After Security, walk through T3’s shopping plaza and follow the signs for Lounge H (it’s very well signposted); here you’ll see the entrance straight in front of you.    

Admirals Club

Layout

In general terms, this lounge has mostly casual seating in various areas, mainly overlooking the airport’s apron. I can’t say it’s the most inspiring of decor and T3’s Centurion and Cathay Pacific lounges easily win on that front!

I found a small, less busy area on the way into the main lounge, where I stopped.

Neil Scrivener reviews the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow's Terminal 3, also available to OneWorld members.

There is a sort of ‘TV lounge’ area, which has running news channels – similar to the ones in the US.

Neil Scrivener reviews the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow's Terminal 3, also available to OneWorld members.

Around the dining area, there are dining tables, which are high and low tables.

There is also a ‘quiet area’, which has some sleeping chairs – designed for relaxation and rest. Unfortunately, this area isn’t really set away from the main lounge, so does tend to get a lot of the noise.

Neil Scrivener reviews the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow's Terminal 3, also available to OneWorld members.

There is also a sort of working area (see top right of the picture below), but of course its next to the quiet area!   

Neil Scrivener reviews the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow's Terminal 3, also available to OneWorld members.

Food and Drink

Drinks

On the drinks side, you’ll find a large fridge stocked with various beers and soft drinks.

Neil Scrivener reviews the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow's Terminal 3, also available to OneWorld members.

There is a small variety of spirits, white wines, red wines, and prosecco.

Food

Despite having been to this lounge more times than I can remember, I’ve always visited at breakfast time. This was time no different!

I’d say there is actually quite a wide variety of hot breakfast items, which are typical cooked breakfast items. It’s not quite the Cathay Pacific Lounge, but its still pretty good!

Alternatively, there is a variety of cereals, breads, cheeses and pasties.

One of my favourite areas is the very colourful pick ’n’ mix bar, which I find to be really good around Christmas time!

Neil Scrivener reviews the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow's Terminal 3, also available to OneWorld members.

A new feature to this lounge is the ice cream freezer – but it was a bit early for me!  

Neil Scrivener reviews the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow's Terminal 3, also available to OneWorld members.

Wifi

I’ve always found Wifi to be pretty good in this lounge – it has to be to keep the Americans going on all their calls they seem to all day!  

Showers

There are a number of showers in this lounge, they are really nice in quality – though unlike the Miami Lounge, no Dyson hairdryers here!  

International First Lounge

Under Construction, due to open in the Fall of 2022!

Conclusion

After the Cathay Pacific Lounge, I think this is my second favourite lounge. Not because of the food (the BA Galleries First at T3 offers a la carte dining too), but because of the added features like the pick’n’mix – yes seriously! It’s nice to find something ‘different’.  

It also, as Admirals Clubs go, a pretty decent lounge – and the food is better than any of the Admirals Clubs than I’ve been to in America.

Well done American Airlines – keep up the great work!

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