Explore the Lounge Before Ordering Food
Here’s a tip for anyone with access to a lounge, like an American Airlines Admirals Club—by way of a club membership, the Citi AAdvantage Executive World EliteTM MasterCard, a guess pass, or simply the day rate ($50): Don’t go immediately to their bar or deli and purchase food. Instead, walk around and see what they’re offering—especially for breakfast.
Twice now (in Miami & Los Angeles) I’ve discovered that they conveniently place the better breakfast offerings at the very end of the club or around the corner from where they sell food. So when you walk in you think all they have is some nasty-looking apples, mini muffins and tea and coffee. But if you keep exploring, you’ll eventually find the good stuff (kind of), like bagels, oatmeal and yogurt. I learned this the hard way: after I’d purchased a hot sandwich that I didn’t really want. Moral of the tip: Always walk around an Admirals Club—or any club—before ordering food.
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