New AA Admirals Club at SFO T2 revealed

American Airlines seems be getting drowned out and left out of a lot of the media coverage regarding the opening of SFO’s new Terminal 2, which it shares with Virgin America. Of huge interest to frequent travelers is the opening of a fantastic new Admirals Club, with touches I’ve rarely or never seen before in an airport lounge….like a fireplace and pine trees! Be sure to scroll through the photos below.

T2 is so high-end that the entire terminal feels like one giant airport club, so AA had to pull out all the stops to make this club even nicer than the rest of the terminal…and I think they succeeded.

You don’t necessarily have to be an Admirals Club member to enjoy this club– day passes are available for $50 and access is a member benefit for American Express Platinum Card holders which, in addition to access to American, Delta and US Airways clubs in the US, now offers free membership in Priority Pass for lounge access overseas. Details.)

The new T2 Admirals Club is almost 10,000 sq feet– double the size of the old club in Terminal 3. There’s room for 165, a business center with HP PC’s, free Wi-Fi, tons of electrical outlets, several flat panel TV’s and “spa-like” showers. It’s also American’s first and only LEED certified lounge in the world.

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Now for the show!>>>

Entry from the "recomposure area" on the sterile side of security

Check in

Warm welcome from a fireplace!

Bonsai pine trees a nice touch around a circular central area

Looking toward bar area

Super cozy soft leather seating throughout. Smells like a new car. Electrical outlets by every seat.

HP workstations. That's a vintage American DC3 at SFO for T2 Opening festivities

The all-important bar area

So, what do you think? Please leave comments below.

Comments

  1. What a fabulous layout for your Admirals Club at San Francisco.
    I am not surprised that it is so very outstanding when I read your designers were STAFFELBACH of Dallas. They are the best and do the
    very most to make spaces memorable and durable and spectacular.
    Congratulations on the whole project.

  2. SJC had a shower, but you are right that it is unusual to see showers in a non-international gateway location.

    I look forward to using the new terminal 2-3 times a month.

  3. justageek says:

    “I can’t imagine why AA poured so much money into an airport they seem intent on ignoring when it comes to, you know, airline service.”

    Actually AA didn’t pay for any of this (including the new Admirals Club) — the city/airport did. I seriously doubt that AA would pay for these kinds of facilities in a city where they have a small and shrinking presence.

  4. civet five says:

    that’s the same style of fireplace they use in the W SF (or is the St Regis?) Anyone know who makes it?

    Also, if the showers are true, this would be I believe the first non-gateway AC to have them.

  5. Much larger and fresher looking than the old Admirals Club! Thanks for sharing – too bad the Flagship Detroit will move on. (AA is eventually to move to T-1 and all oneworld Alliance airlines will be in one area, much as Star Alliance will be in the UA and ex-AA areas at T-3.)

  6. Would be nice if AA would have actual flights from SFO. What good is the club when all they do is keep cutting flights and downgauging aircraft?

  7. Looks great, except I switched my business to United last year when AA canceled their BOS-SFO flights. I can’t imagine why AA poured so much money into an airport they seem intent on ignoring when it comes to, you know, airline service.

  8. THANKS! I’ve been in that SFO Sky Club several times but did not remember seeing it. Will adjust copy. — chris

  9. John Smith says:

    The Delta International SkyClub, formerly a Northwest WorldClub, has a fireplace at SFO. It is in the same design as the hub clubs at DTW, MSP and MEM.

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  2. [...] Originally Posted by susiesan Does SFO have an Admirals Club? What other airline lounges are at SFO? There is a beautiful new Admirals' Club in T2. It is air side, though, so you probably will not be able to access it without a boarding pass for a flight departing from that terminal. New AA Admirals Club at SFO T2 revealed [...]

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