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I recently had a bit of a layover in the Philadelphia Airport and checked out the Admirals Club PHL Terminal A East lounge. There are actually 2 Admirals Clubs in PHL Terminal A, but the one in Terminal A West (near the international gates) is closed at the time of this writing. American Airlines is currently renovating the Admirals Club in the East Wing of Terminal A to turn it in to a Flagship Lounge

PHL Admirals Club Terminal A East location and access

The Admirals Club PHL Terminal A East lounge is in PHL Terminal A, between Gates A4 and A6A.

a white door with a sign on it

As I mentioned earlier, there is currently a second Admirals Club in PHL Terminal A, but currently it is undergoing renovations and when it reopens it will be an American Airlines Flagship Lounge.

The hours for the Admirals Club PHL Terminal A East are from 3:45am to 10:15pm, 7 days a week.

a sign on a wall

According to the American Airlines Admirals Club access policy, the most common ways you will have access to the Admirals Club PHL Terminal A East is if you are an Admirals Club member, flying First or Business on a qualifying departing international or transcontinental flight marketed and operated by American or a oneworld® airline, if you have American Platinum status or higher.

Admirals Club PHL Terminal A East review – seating

When we walked into the Admirals Club PHL Terminal A East after our connecting flight around 5pm, it was insanely crowded. This is a picture of the only room in the lounge when we arrived

a group of people sitting in a room

I’d imagine that the combination of the other Admirals Club being closed along with the fact that the Admirals Club PHL Terminal A East is not very large in the first place led to a situation where only 1 of us could find a seat. At about 5:30pm however, several large flights to European destinations were called for boarding, and the lounge cleared out significantly.

In addition to the seating in the main room, there are a few private (and dark) areas

a counter top with a light on it

Philadelphia Admirals Club Terminal A East food and drink

The Admirals Club had a basic array of snacks, soups and desserts. When we were there, they had a sign offering a “Make your own Southwest Salad”, with guacamole, chicken, cheese, chili Fritos and a variety of salad fixings. To my un-discerning palate, it was pretty good.

a buffet table with food in containers

The Admirals Club PHL Terminal A East is a full service bar location, where even soft drinks have to be ordered at the bar (which is not my favorite)

a bar with bottles and glasses on top of it

If that doesn’t work for you, there is food available for purchase

a close up of a menu

As well as a menu for premium beverages. When they checked me in, they said that I qualified for 2 premium beverages. I was not 100% clear what gave that access

a menu with text and words

PHL Admirals Club Terminal A East wifi speed review

The wifi at the PHL Admirals Club Terminal A East is…. literally the best I’ve ever seen in an airport lounge

a screenshot of a phone

That’s faster wifi than I have in my house! Maybe I should come work here more often 🙂

The PHL Admirals Club Terminal A East was a decent place to pass a few hours’ layover time in the Philadelphia Airport.

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