Airline Industry’s First-Ever Airport Lounge Closes Its Doors Today, Another Opens

American Airlines is closing a page of airline history today when it closes its first-ever Admirals Club at New York LaGuardia airport. It is moving locations from concourse D to concourse A at terminal B. The original lounge first opened its doors in 1939. Another lounge will replace it in the new terminal effective the morning of Dec. 16, just in time for the holiday travel rush.

Originally, this historic location was an invitation-only club with members, known as “admirals,” invited by the airline’s chairman C.R. Smith. New York LaGuardia was one of the airline’s top destinations, and such was the importance of the destination, that the airline

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