MIAMI – This week we’re hearing yet another bit of news indicating that the industry is starting to return to normal. American Airlines (AA) announced that it is reopening several of its Admiral’s Clubs.

The reopenings are taking place in phases with “improvements to enhance well-being,” according to the AA web page.

The airline will adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and use enhanced cleaning measures throughout our clubs. Visitors will be required to wear a face covering in the club, but they may briefly lift or lower it while eating or drinking.

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Improvements and Enhancements notes that “In addition to reopening more clubs, AA is also introducing a revamped for-purchase food menu, including a handful of items designed for families traveling with children. New selections include an $11 chilled quinoa salad and $12 southwestern power bowl for the adults, and $9 chicken bites and $10 turkey cheddar sandwiches for the kids.”

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Touchless System Pilot

American is also trying out a new touchless ordering and entry system for its club at the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). In late May, travelers will be able to use their mobile devices to order signature food offerings and beverages which will be delivered to their seat by a server.

In addition, two clubs, in ATL (North Terminal, Concourse T), and and PIT (Main Lobby), have reopened as service centers to assist travelers during their trip. Hours vary by location, and services like food and drinks, restrooms, and shower facilities are temporarily discontinued. Seating in these clubs is also not available at this time.

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