American Airlines Admiral’s Club, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle 2AC: Too bad it closes so early

Now it’s time to go home… And to rest, just before departure, in the American Airlines lounge used by British Airways in terminal 2AC.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

1DiaryFall Business Trip in Scandinavia and Paris
2LoungeGalleries First, Londres Heathrow T5
3FlightBritish Airways Club Europe, London Heathrow – Copenhagen Kastrup
4HotelMarriott Copenhagen
5RestaurantThe Samuel, Copenhagen
6LoungeSAS Gold Lounge, Copenaghen Kastrup
7FlightSAS Plus, Copenhagen Kastrup – Oslo, Airbus A321
8FlightSAS Plus, Oslo – Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Airbus A320NEO
9HotelIntercontinental Paris Le Grand
10LoungeAmerican Airlines Admiral’s Club, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle 2AC
11FlightBritish Airways Club Europe, Paris Charles de Gaulle – London Heathrow
Today’s itinerary

Check-In and ground experience

I checked-in for my flight to London a little less than 24 hours before my departure. It is with my Passbook card that I go to the immigration controls of the building connecting terminals 2A and 2C via the escalators.


But then… It’s the drama: all passport controls are congested, including the “Access n1” priority control.


It is thus towards the PARAFES controls, less busy, that I am heading. The security will be deserted and the whole thing will take me 10 minutes, far from the 90 minutes announced on the control screens.

Location and welcome

After these controls, I use the escalators to go up to the boarding floor, then follow the “Lounges” signs to get to the American Airlines lounge


The reception is very courteous, and I am told that the lounge closes at 3:30 pm, and that I should finish my wait at the gate. I already knew that but I see the reception staff sorry.

Lounge design

The lounge design is quite successful, in the vein of recent Admirals Club. The view on the tarmac is absolutely magnificent.


The toilets are of good quality and showers are available.


I arrive shortly after lunch time and the hot food offering is still in place and of high quality. I would choose the seafood pasta but there were many options available.


The wines are really awful but the spirits are very good.


Bottom line

A pleasant stay but unfortunately shortened due to the lounge closing one hour before my flight.

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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