flavio340 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3381 times:
What airlines allow their employees to use their lounges when the employees are traveling on their non-rev benefits?
-Note this question assumes that the employee has paid all necessary membership fees.
True but at smaller airports and during dead times, AC let's non-rev's in. An example is when I frequently take the 5am YWG-YYZ flight. I walk into the lounge and the lounge agent sees my boarding pass with the C2 designator (one AC non-rev status) and simply says, "help yourself to a cup of coffee and a copy of todays paper and do take note that your flight boards in 15 minutes."
This is NOT a published rule and only AC non-rev's know about it's existance. I'm sure for other airlines around the world, there are certain unpublished rules that only employees or employee families (non-rev's) know about... Therefore this is a matter purely based on insider information because the general rule (for all airlines I believe) is that non-rev's are NOT allowed in the airline lounges designated for revenue pax.
copter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 781 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3272 times:
I'm not sure what will happen in the future, but CO allows access to the President's Clubs to President's Club members, even if you are NOT flying. Also, if you have a Business/First boarding pass with seat assignment, you will be allowed in.
I have had no problem with UA club entry as long as I have a boarding pass and my PC card when flying non-rev.
Thanks guys, I assume to get into the AA lounge you must you show your ticket and membership card?
-What if you where already assigned a seat?
-Do your tickets always say NRSA or does it pop up on the agents computer that you are an employee?
-What are in the non-rev lounges? I would assume computer, soda machine and chairs.
-Finally are these non-rev lunges only for AA employees?
AA NRSA lounges are for AA employees and their non-rev guests (whether the employee is present or not). I've used the NRSA lounges dozens of times and I've never been asked to show a ticket or identification. The lounges are very informal, 99% of the time there aren't any AA employees staffed and working in there. All of the lounges have computers with jetnet & SABRE as well as vending machines, couches, and chairs. The JFK (ORD?) one has a private bathroom and kitchen area. Anyway, the lounges are great when traveling and I applaud AA for creating them.