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User currently offlineZillox From Belgium, joined Aug 2007, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7468 times:

At June I will be flying Brussels - Chicago - Orlando. I will be flying with American Airlines the whole length. On their website they are advertising for a one-day pass for their lounge "admirals club" . Is this useful to do? Is it worth the money? What can I do at their lounge..
I have 3 hours en 10 minutes to relax


Let's fly around the world!!!!
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User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7459 times:

Before I signed up for an Admirals Club membership last October, I used to one day passes quite often.

It is very useful, especially since you have a 3+ hour connection.

I find it very worth the $50.00.

It offers complimentary wi-fi, tea, coffee, soft drinks and a bar. Although you have to pay for alcohol.

It's just a nice place to relax.

[Edited 2009-03-23 07:32:36]

User currently offlineZillox From Belgium, joined Aug 2007, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7451 times:

I have consult the website off AA. There are also showers available! Food & Shower. How can life be better...


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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7444 times:

Please keep in mind that customs at ORD can be slow at times, which would reduce the amount of time you are able to spend in the lounge for your $50.
But, if you would otherwise purchase food and drink for an airport shop, the added cost for peace and quiet, free wifi, and a shower might be worth it!


User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7434 times:



Quoting Chase (Reply 3):
the added cost for peace and quiet,

Especially before a flight filled with screaming kids to Orlando.  Wink


User currently offlineJKJ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7406 times:

WOW, they actually make you pay for drinks in there!? That sucks!

User currently offlineZillox From Belgium, joined Aug 2007, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7384 times:



Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 5):

Only for Alcoholic drinks



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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7379 times:



Quoting Chase (Reply 3):
purchase food and drink for an airport shop

Oops...I meant "from" an airport shop  Smile


User currently offlineJKJ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7364 times:



Quoting Zillox (Reply 6):
Only for Alcoholic drinks

Yeah, I know. My point exactly. Even after spending thousands of dollars with an airline, I would hate to have to pay for this little luxury during my layovers. I love the Crown Club and NW lounges....just wish they had a better selection of food.


User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7361 times:

Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 8):
Yeah, I know. My point exactly. Even after spending thousands of dollars with an airline, I would hate to have to pay for this little luxury during my layovers.

AA does offer complimentary alcohol in the Flagship Lounges, if you are traveling internationally.

You may only gain access to the Flagship Lounge if you are full fare First Class.

[Edited 2009-03-24 12:17:50]

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7342 times:



Quoting AAce24 (Reply 9):
AA does offer complimentary alcohol in the Flagship Lounges, if you are traveling internationally.

You may only gain access to the Flagship Lounge if you are full fare First Class.

The Flagship lounges are also available for non-AA Emeralds...and those using miles or full fare F on the JFK-SFO/LAX routes.

As a oneworld Emerald they also give drinks vouchers in the Admirals Club. Those travelling internationally in premium cabins get vouchers too.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7321 times:

If you'd like a shower and a snack after your flight, I think it might be worth it. Otherwise, buy a meal at Chili's or something and save the cash.

Quoting Zillox (Reply 6):
Only for Alcoholic drinks

Booze are free in Continentals' President's Club all day long. And that's just for us lowly BusinessFirst customers!!!

cheAAp AAirline....


User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7316 times:



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 10):

Correct as well.

I didn't mention those because I figured he wasn't a OneWorld elite.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7297 times:



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 10):
The Flagship lounges are also available for non-AA Emeralds...and those using miles or full fare F on the JFK-SFO/LAX routes.

I thought ExPlats on an international itinerary (well, AA's definition of international) had access to the FLs as OW Emeralds.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 7207 times:

Does Orlando have an Admiral's Club? If it does, you'd be able to stop in.

I don't think the Admiral's Club is worth $50. I liked the showers and free non-alcholic drinks, but paying $8 for a panini, $2 for a massage, and it was relaxing, but being out $50 basically for a seat wasn't a great deal..

-a



What now?
User currently offlineZillox From Belgium, joined Aug 2007, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 7195 times:

I will be flying Brussels - Chicago - Orlando / Miami - JFK - Brussels.
Maybe that I will stop @ JFK their lounge. But like you said... 50$ is much for only a chair.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 14):




Let's fly around the world!!!!
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7131 times:

I don't think it's worth it. Back before my work bought me the year pass, I did these from time to time, and decided it wasn't worth it unless I had more than one layover in a hub (i.e. I once flew MCI-DFW-LAX-HKG and got to use the club in both DFW and LAX). On a 3h10 layover, where in fact customs can be slow at ORD for non-citizens and then you have to recheck bags, transfer terminals, etc. I wouldn't spend the money. But that's me...

User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7118 times:

In the end it all depends on how much you value $50.00.

If you are on a tight budget, I wouldn't recommend it.

But if you have a little extra to spend, it's a nice way to relax from the hustle and bustle of ORD.


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