Lounge Report: American Airlines Admirals Club Mexico City
The Mexico City American Airlines Admirals Club at the Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) in Mexico City is located near gate 21, just after clearing security at section G . The lounge is on the small side, given the size of Mexico City. Priority Pass members and those flying other oneworld alliance airlines with elite status use this lounge, too.
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Food And Drinks On Offer
A full bar is on offer with a view of a runway. The complimentary wine is from Mexico and though I didn’t see the bottle, the Chardonnay is pretty good, not too buttery.
Complimentary food at lunch time as of this writing includes bean quesadillas, fresh-cut vegetables and lettuce for a salad, pasta with tomato sauce, egg sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, bologna sandwiches, cookies, chips and more. They are quick to replenish when stock runs low. Notably absent is the usual Admiral’s Club menu with items for purchase, perhaps because you can fill yourself with the complimentary offerings. The bartender told me that for a more fulsome meal, there are several restaurants near the gates.
Admirals Club Business Services
There are no showers, but a cubicle-style business center and plenty of magazines are on offer. Wireless internet is fast and complimentary.
There’s a baby changing table in the bathroom, which is clean and very nice. Otherwise, plan to hand over your phone or iPad in order to entertain them.
The chairs are upholstered leather or fabric, depending on which you choose. Not every seating section has plugs, but there do seem to be plenty against the walls and some in the floor. The only TV is in the bar area, but as I type, it’s playing CNN.
The Best Part: A Ride To Your Gate
Our flight to Dallas left at a gate that would have been a 20 minute walk from the Admiral’s Club. However, we hitched a ride on the Admiral’s Club cart which made all the difference in the world when traveling with a tired 5-year-old.
It’s not anywhere near as nice as Dallas, Miami or even LAX, but it’s a nice way to pass the time before your flight. The lounge is pretty quiet so if you happen to be sitting next to a group of loud Texans or someone on their cell phone, it’s slightly annoying. I dare say the quesadillas and pasta are very good. And, the service is excellent.
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