US and UK to run airport lounge
Tags: American Airlines, British Airways, Philadelphia International
The British Airways Galleries Lounge at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is to be jointly run by British Airways and American Airlines.
The aim of the move is to further strengthen the joint business relationship between the two carriers.
This development means the lounge will be the second to be run by American and British Airways. The first one, the Denver Admirals Club, opened in November last year.
With the PHL lounge, which is situated at Terminal A-West, American Airlines Admirals Club customers will have a lounge within the security checkpoint. This is a big enhancement for American Airlines passengers who will be departing from Philadelphia.
The lounge co-location, which lies next to the A-East security entrance on the second level at the airport, is another instance of the two airlines’ shared efforts to provide passengers with a more seamless and enhanced travel experience as a result of the joint business agreement, said Nancy Knipp, American’s president – Admirals Club.
She said that moving into the lounge brought their guests closer to American’s gates, and offered state-of-the-art amenities and relaxing lounge experience which they have come to expect and enjoy in the Admirals Clubs.
American Airlines and British Airways premium-service representatives will together staff the jointly operated lounge at Philadelphia International.
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