While American Airlines may not have the most fabulous lounges in the industry. A day pass to an Admirals Club (as they are called by American Airlines) can provide you a much needed respite during a long layover or to get away from the normal airport terminal activities.
American Airlines just announced a sale on their one-day passes. They are on sale here for $30 (usually $50). Personally, I usually plan my trips with the least amount of time in the airport as possible. But sometimes it is inevitable to have long layovers especially with international itineraries or on routes that aren’t flown more than 1-2 times a day. I probably wouldn’t get a one-day pass for $50 when you can get an annual membership for $500 (for the first year, I believe that includes an initiation fee and the annual fee would be cheaper in subsequent years). But for $30 and the benefits I can get by relaxing in an Admirals Club before my flight, I’m at least thinking if I could use one with my travel plans this year.
Amenities at Admirals Clubs varies from airport to airport. Some have showers and food and beverages. All of them have complimentary WIFi, comfortable seats and plenty of power ports to charge your devices. You can find the locations of the Admirals Clubs and the amenities they offer here.
The passes are good one year from purchase. This sale ends in two days, so you might want to get one before they go away.