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American Airlines domestic Admirals Club lounges to offer complimentary alcoholic beverages

Sep 21, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas - This drink is on us! Beginning Oct. 1, American Airlines is offering travelers another benefit of membership in its Admirals Club® lounges. American will offer alcoholic beverages, including wine, beer and spirits, free of charge to customers visiting any of its domestic clubs, in addition to complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and juices.

"Updating our beverage selection to include complimentary alcoholic beverages is another example of American's commitment to reinvest in our premium products and enhance the travel experience for our loyal members and guests," said Nancy Knipp, American's President – Admirals Club. "Our customers have asked for free drinks and we are delighted to respond to their request by providing this service for our existing and new members at our clubs worldwide."

Domestic clubs will offer well brand liquors, as well as beers and house wines as a complimentary service on Oct. 1. Premium liquors and wines and a selection of Amora™ fresh food items will be available for purchase in all U.S. Admirals Club lounges. Menu items vary by location, and include fresh salads, sandwiches, hot entrees and small bites. Seasonal and regional specialties are featured throughout the year, with special chef demonstrations offered at select clubs. All menu items are available to enjoy in the club or for carry-out. Customers visiting an international Admirals Club location will continue to enjoy complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as they do today.

American's clubs feature an array of amenities for business and leisure travelers to relax, refresh or recharge before, between or after flights. Members and one day pass holders at all domestic Admirals Club lounges, including San Juan, can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access powered by T-Mobile. For those who prefer to use the multi-functional Business Center within the club, newly installed HP Compaq 8000 Elite Business PCs allow customers to check e-mail and conduct business on a highly secure, stable and efficient device. The Cyber Cafes feature brand-new HP TouchSmart PCs with built-for-touch applications that allow customers to experience music, photos, games and video in a visually-engaging manner beyond what a mouse or keyboard can do.

American operates more than 40 Admirals Club lounges in airports throughout the world and continues to reinvest in its products with new technology and lounge refurbishments. For example, American completed extensive renovations to its Boston Logan Admirals Club in July and to its London Heathrow Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge facilities in May. American is also building a brand-new Admirals Club lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), in conjunction with the airline's relocation to SFO's Terminal 2 next spring. For more information on Admirals Club lounges, including Admirals Club membership and one-day pass information, log on to

American Airlines domestic Admirals Club lounges to offer complimentary alcoholic beverages
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