DFW Airport and American Airlines recently completed Phase 1 of their renovations to Terminal A. American has described the project as the “Next Generation Airport Prototype for American’s Customers“.
The remodeled terminal includes a new Priority Check-in space that will serve as a model for future updates to American’s facilities at DFW and other airports.
Priority Check-in is a dedicated check-in area reserved for AAdvantage Elite customers and passengers traveling in First and Business Class. At American’s hubs, like JFK and LAX, it’s a special area semi-cocooned away from the rest of the check-in space. It’s (usually) less chaotic, there are fewer lines, and it provides direct access to expedited security lanes.
Priority Check-in is not to be confused with Flagship Check-in, which is reserved for ConciergeKey customers and passengers traveling in three-class transcontinental flights and in First Class on international flights.
Unlike LAX, MIA, or more recently JFK, and (soon) ORD, DFW doesn’t have a Flagship Check-in facility. But that will soon change!!
According to someone I spoke with at American Airlines, “Flagship Check-In service is offered at JFK, MIA and LAX and will be available at DFW in late 2013.”
Anyway, here’s a photo tour of the Next Gen Priority Check-in at DFW Terminal A. It’s set off in a room, away from the rest of the check-in area. It’s an enclosed space, surrounded by frosted glass.
Counters and Kiosks
Direct access to expedited security