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The AA flagship lounge Chicago is located right next to gates K19 and K20.  Our flight to Tokyo left from K19, so it was super convenient for us!


The agent checked us in without a problem.  In the course of conversation, she asked if we were on our honeymoon and then after we said no, she said we looked way too young to have been married 18 years with 6 kids.  Which, as someone who is nearly 40, is always nice to hear 😛

Near the entrance, there was a bowl of these treats


We had a nice debate about whether they were chocolate or pats of butter 😀 (they were chocolate)

After we left on our tour of the 2 other American Airlines Admirals Clubs in Chicago O’Hare airport, when we came back, the agents at the desk told us that we needed to go see the gate agent out in the terminal as there was apparently some sort of question about our visa. I started freaking out because according to my research about the visas for the countries we were visiting, I shouldn’t have needed any visas. We went out to the gate, and the issue was because it was only a one way award ticket to Singapore on American Airlines, American needed to make sure I had a return ticket out of Singapore. After I showed my onward ticket (on Emirates back to the US by way of Dubai), there was no problem.

Food at the American Airlines flagship lounge Chicago O’Hare

The food selection at the American Airlines flagship lounge Chicago O’Hare was pretty tasty, especially compared to the snacks at our first lounge of the day in Cincinnati. In addition to a variety of drinks, there was plenty of hot food as well


We were there during breakfast time, and they had (tasty) bacon, sausage and a turkey and cheese fritatta. Carolyn also enjoyed the pumpkin french toast (pictured below)


American Airlines lounge ORD seating

Seating at the American Airlines flagship lounge Chicago O’Hare was comfortable and plentiful.


When we got there about 8 a.m. Central time, the lounge was just about empty – maybe 7-10 other people there. After our walk around the airport checking out the other AA Admirals Clubs, there were a couple more people there, but still we had no problem finding seats.

AA flagship lounge wifi

The wifi at the AA flagship lounge was great and I was able to get some work done and we even watched some videos without any sort of buffering problem. While we had a few hours to kill before our onward flight to Tokyo in Japan Airlines first class, and wanted to check out the American Airlines Admirals Clubs at Chicago O’Hare, if you have access to the American Airlines flagship lounge, I wouldn’t waste my time going there and just stay at the AA flagsihp lounge.


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