RJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4103 times:
I was flying up and down the East Coast yesterday on a mileage run/going home for Christmas break and decided to spend the $50 for a one-day pass to the Admirals Club. It turned out to be a wise investment as I used it at DCA and LGA for a little bit each, and spent about two hours at MIA in both of their clubs there.
All of the clubs impressed me greatly. DCA and LGA both had amazing views of the ramps, but I didn't get to spend much time there. The MIA Admirals Club in Concourse D was like a palace!
So for the people who are regulars at these clubs, which I surely am not, please let us know what your personal favorites are and why!
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3720 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4101 times:
Domestic as in within the US? AA Flagship Lounge at LAX - self serve bar with half decent champagne, wine and spirits, Corona with chilled frosted glasses, half decent food and there was nobody in that time of day! Was like my own private lounge
Afraid an AC daypass won't get you in though. For the most part I have a fairly low opinion of airline lounges within the US, that said they are better than the concourse...but only a little The other weekend I got to use the BA Executive Club* at DEN whilst flying cross country with UA and after a few UA RCCs & US Clubs it really made me appreciate those Terraces & First lounges!
*term used when a lounge isn't a Terraces...
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Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4017 times:
I was a member of the NW worldclub and the UA red carpet but dropped from both. At that time I remember that the booze was no charge at NW but UA DID charge for them. What the policy now on alcohol at all the airline clubs?
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
I would ahve to agree that for american lounges the AS board rooms are really nice, they give what they need, drinks (hot and cold), snacks (hot and cold, but not a whole bunch- as most other american lounge), TV's, free phone calls, areas to relaxe, reading material, clean, and in some they have an asortment of things to keep childern happy (take the LAX lounge, they have kids books, games and a seperate TV with a bunch of movies for the kids.. I use to love it when I was younger!) etc...
Yes it does seem that the australian lounges are really nice!!
Although I can't wait to see what the new Qantas Club (well I guess its more of a oneworld lounge) is going to be like in LAX, it should be up and working next time I fly through!
In march I'm going to be trying out DL's crown clubs in SEA (I might just use the AS lounge there), ATL, Salt lake, and if there is one down in SJO then there as well!
to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3993 times:
Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 11): In march I'm going to be trying out DL's crown clubs in SEA (I might just use the AS lounge there), ATL, Salt lake
The one in SEA isn't very big but it does the job. No idea what it looks like now since I haven't been to Seattle in 6 years but the smaller clubs are usually in decent shape.
SLC's club is nice though it has no views outside. It is quite roomy though it can get crowded during peak times. They always have at least one or two local beers being offered at the bar as well.
ATL's clubs can be hit or miss and have really begun to show their age at some of them. Just my opinion but I rank them this way.
1. T7 (just nice overall, quiet, good views, and a putting green)
2. C26 (the newness is great and still undiscovered)
3. A Centerpoint (not open on Sunday but has always been a good club for roominess)
4. A17 (Not a bad club but always overcrowded on weekends)
5. E (not too bad but not much in the way of views)
6. B25 (overcrowded and showing its age)
7. B10 (too small, crowded, and getting pretty rundown, AVOID!)
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Terraces is a design concept trying to eminate the outdoors. Usually typified by being bright and airy with large parasols, wooden tables and floors, blue and pink mood lighting, tiled walls around bar area, some tartan furniture and often a fountain with birdsong playing throughout the lounge!
RwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3166 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3953 times:
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 12): The one in SEA isn't very big but it does the job. No idea what it looks like now since I haven't been to Seattle in 6 years but the smaller clubs are usually in decent shape.
It's pretty nice, up on the 2nd level, overlooking the crowded terminal area below. It's in the almost new Concourse A, so probably much better than what you saw 6 years ago. Want a peek of it? Take a look at SkyMagazine - at least in November, the picture they used was from SEA (in the advertisement for the Crown Rooms).