American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class New York to Sao Paulo
Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
American Express Centurion Lounge Sao Paulo
GOL Smiles Lounge Sao Paulo
American Airlines Admirals Club Sao Paulo
Delta 767 BusinessElite Sao Paulo to Detroit
Delta 767 BusinessElite Detroit to Sao Paulo
Hotel Caesar Park Sao Paulo Airport
American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class Sao Paulo to New York
The Admirals Club is a Priority Pass Select lounge. In this case we were flying Delta so the only lounge we could access on account of our BusinessElite tickets was the GOL Smiles Lounge, so Priority Pass came in handy here. The agents quickly processed our check-in, at which point we were admitted to the lounge.
So the Admirals Club is by no means a world class lounge, but I found it to be substantially nicer than either of the other lounges we visited. While the lounge was fairly full, the seating was organized in such a way that it didn’t feel too cluttered.
The food spread — while not impressive — was better than in either of the other two lounges. There were finger sandwiches, cheese, meat, fresh veggies, fruit, etc.
For that matter, they had a nice dessert spread, with cupcakes, chocolate mousse, and chocolate balls served in ramekins. Anything served in ramekins makes me happy!
There was also a coffee machine that made a decent cappuccino.
And there was a selection of self serve wine/booze.
On top of all that the wifi was usable. It wasn’t the high speed wifi I’d hope for, but it also didn’t take two minutes to load my email inbox, as it did in the GOL Smiles Lounge.
This was definitely my favorite of the three lounges we visited in Sao Paulo, and for our three subsequent visits it was the only one we used (though by the fourth time the agent working the front desk was rather confused about our frequency of visits).