2/12/2009 – Two New York Landmarks Turn 70 Today…AA’s Admiral’s Club & My Dad
Today two New Yorkers turn 70 years old…We’ll start with the airline related 70th birthday.
If you have ever enjoyed an airline lounge then you should probably thank American Airlines who launched their first Admiral’s Club on the 2nd of December 1939 at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The launch of American Airlines’ Admirals Club could be seen as the forerunner of passenger loyalty programs, as membership to The Club was by invitation of the airline, primarily for loyal passengers, and its place in the history of the airline industry is significant.
Each time you walk into an airline lounge anywhere in the world, know that those lounges have a history, and that history started in an upper-level room at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
…the other New Yorker turning 70 today? My Dad! My Dad made his way into the world one Boro away from the Admiral’s Club in Brooklyn. Like the Admirals Club he has stayed in New York with no intentions of moving away.
Happy 70th Birthday Admirals Club…and Happy 70th Birthday Dad!