American Airlines Admirals Club, Boston Logan Terminal B: Nice design, poor catering

After the previous stories about Norse Atlantic Airways and the Premium Class experience from New York and Paris, here are the other parts of this itinerary to Paris.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1DiaryThe Norse Atlantic Experience
2LoungeAmerican Airlines Admiral’s Club, Boston Logan Terminal B
3FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Boston Logan – Washington Reagan, Airbus A319
4LoungeAmerican Airlines Admiral’s Club, Washington Reagan, Concourse E
5FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Washington Reagan – New-York JFK, Embraer E175
6FlightNorse Atlantic Airways Premium, New-York JFK – Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Boeing 787-9
7HotelRenaissance Paris Vendôme
8FlightNorse Atlantic Airways Premium, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – New-York JFK, Boeing 787-9
9HotelRenaissance New-York Flushing Hotel at Tangram
10LoungeBritish Airways & American Airlines Soho Lounge, New-York JFK T8
11LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club, New-York JFK T8
12FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, New-York JFK – Boston Logan, Embraer E175
Today’s itinerary

Purchasing and digital journey

Having received late confirmation of my itinerary from Norse, I booked my flights to New York from Boston less than a week before departure.

So I chose to book domestic first for this itinerary from Boston to New York JFK for less than $330 on American Airlines. And thanks to my BA Gold status, I have access to all American Airlines lounges, including the most premium Flagship Lounges.

A few days before departure, I received an automatic email from American Airlines, telling me that I could exchange my one-way segment at no cost due to a storm hitting the East Coast on the day of my trip… Which I did to cash in an extra 40 TP for my BA qualification!

24 hours before departure, I check-in and download my mobile boarding passes from Passbook.

Check-In and ground experience

I leave my home a little over 2 hours before my flight to Washington DC. To get to the airport, I use the Silver Line of the T, Boston’s transportation system, and will be at the airport’s Terminal B in less than 10 minutes.

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Dropped off at the arrivals level, I will go back up to the departures level, print my paper boarding pass and then head to priority security.

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The control will be almost deserted and I will be airside in less than 10 minutes.

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Location and welcome

The Admirals Club lounge is located at the beginning of Concourse B, from where American Airlines operates at Boston Logan.

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I am greeted by a lovely flight attendant who scans my boarding pass, and checks my British Airways Gold Guest List card before letting me in.

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Lounge design

What a difference from the clubs of yesteryear! The Admiral’s Club in Boston Logan underwent a major renovation in 2021 before reopening, so it benefits from the new design of these clubs: colourful but elegant, many types of spaces are available: dining, lounging, relaxing, there is something for everyone.

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Two iMacs and a printer are available for printing travel documents, and showers are available for guests.

Catering

The restaurant offer remains sparse with few options. Only the tacos seem appetizing to me, and there are even the traditional cheese cubes (unwrapped though).

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The bar is well stocked.

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In addition to the buffet, an à la carte menu is available for a fee. I won’t be testing it on my visit.

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Bottom line

A very pleasant wait in this bright lounge. Can’t wait to try it again on my next visit.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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