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Review: American Airlines Admirals Club Tokyo NRT

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Review: American Airlines Admirals Club Tokyo NRT

Dave and I arrived on our Japan Airlines Business Class 787-8 flight before the lounges were open.  It struck me as odd that flights would arrive with passengers in transit and the lounges wouldn’t be open to welcome them. ANYWAYS. We headed to the American Airlines Admirals Club Tokyo NRT to line up. Why you ask? Dave and I wanted to change some flights around once we landed in Chicago after our JAL First Class experience. In order to make my routing work I was scheduled to layover for 23 hours in Chicago, which wasn’t ideal, but doable. My final destination was Indianapolis and I wanted to see if the agent could print me off a standby boarding pass for a flight the same day as my arrival into Chicago. Being Executive Platinum, having no checked baggage, and about a dozen flights that day between ORD and IND I felt pretty confident I’d clear. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to satisfy my request, but while she was attempting to do so, I was able to check out a completely empty Admirals Club.

The Admirals Club is downstairs in the Main Building.

The Entrance is right at the bottom of the escalator

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Who can get in?

  • Passengers flying in Business or First Class on a One World Carrier
  • Passengers flying internationally, regardless of class, who are One World Sapphire or Emerald
  • Admirals Club members
  • Cardholders of the Citi Executive Aadvantage credit card
  • Cardholders of the Citi Thank You Prestige card ( until July 23rd 2017)
  • Premium passengers of Phillipines Airlines and Hainan

The lounge is very large

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With tons of light and views.

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Off to the right you’ll find the food options:

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Work Stations:

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And lots of seating

And shower rooms

Overall:

After I was done touring the lounge I was told that nothing could be done because the ticket desks were closed stateside and standby tickets couldn’t be issued until I landed. That turned out to be true and I was issued tickets after clearing immigration at a transit AA desk.

As for the lounge, it’s big, bright, and has a lot of space. The shower rooms feel relatively new, clean, and well maintained. I’m not sure I’d choose this lounge over the Japan Airlines Sakura lounge, but if you’re accessing the Admirals club via paid membership, or credit card perk you won’t be disappointed.


This review is a part of the Trip Report: Miles Traces his roots in Southeast Asia

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