Mrs. Pointsninja and I recently returned from a Christmas Markets cruise with Avalon Waterways. We took my parents along and had a lovely time in Europe. I, of course, was especially happy at getting to try out some new travel experiences: 1) river cruising and 2) BA First.
Ordinarily, we are captive to the Delta ATL hub for our transatlantic travel, but American also operates a few flights from MGM-DFW so I was able to put together MGM-DFW-LHR-FRA in AA coach, BA F, and BA Club World using US Airways miles. Happily I did so during the brief window when US wasn't passing along BA's exorbitant fuel surcharges.
This was my first time traveling through DFW, so I was anxious to try out the Centurion Lounge (which I'll review later), but once we arrived at DFW I discovered that a contract lounge for British Airways travelers had recently opened. Because we were in BA F, we had access. The DFW contract lounges are located next to gate D22:
There was a well-stocked self-serve drinks cabinet with some surprisingly good beer:
And finally a list of hard alcohol that was available on request:
Food was also available, including soup and finger sandwiches:
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this lounge. It doesn't compare to the Centurion Lounge, so if you have an Amex Platinum, I wouldn't recommend it for your next DFW layover. But if you don't have access to the Centurion Lounge, this would be a decent substitute. It was, in my opinion, superior to the (much larger, granted) American AAdmiral's Club lounge.