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Admirals Club Admission With First Class Ticket?  
User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14290 times:

Will a first- or busines-class boarding pass get me into an AA Admirals Club, or do I have to have the membership? A friend told me that a First Class ticket would get me in, and if that's the case, I'd rather just do that than buy the $400 yearly membership.


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14269 times:

A first class international ticket will get you in, but not a domestic first class ticket.


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User currently offlineRegis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14248 times:

A first class international ticket will get you in, but not a domestic first class ticket .

Wrong.

A domestic F/C ticket will also get you access to AAdmirals club. It did for me twice last month, once in AUS and another in ORD.


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14246 times:

OK ... I'm flying DCA-MIA-CUN, the return is CUN-MIA-DCA. DCA-MIA is first-class, but MIA-CUN is "business" class, albeit in the front cabin. What are my chances?


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User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14231 times:

A domestic F/C ticket will also get you access to AAdmirals club. It did for me twice last month, once in AUS and another in ORD.

Wrong.

Unless you're connecting to an international premium cabin, your domestic ticket will not get you in. Additionally, having a first class ticket on one of the designated domestic flagship service flights will provide entry (transcons on 3-class aircraft).


User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 839 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14174 times:

For anything definite... post your question over at http://www.flyertalk.com/milesfr.shtml on the American Airlines forum.

But in a nutshell, the above post by AAJAXFlyer is correct. Unless you also hold any other premium status card (ie Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald) other than AAdvantage Platinum or AAdvantage Executive Platinum, you will not be permitted to enter US/Canada (as Canada is not considered international) AAdmirals Club lounges.

[Edited 2004-02-10 00:07:38]

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14156 times:

OK, on the MIA-CUN leg, "Business" class is the highest class of service offered. Will this be sufficient for Admirals Club admission? And don't worry, I'll post it in the other forum as well.


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User currently offlineRegis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14142 times:

All I can say is that the fine folks of AA let me use their Admirals Club in AUS and ORD upon the presentation of my domestic F/C boarding pass, even though I was heading to CDG in cattle class. And I neither hold AAadvantage's platinium or premium platinium accounts. Go figure.

User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14114 times:

And I neither hold AAadvantage's platinium or premium platinium accounts. Go figure.

You must hold status then with another oneworld carrier, otherwise your story does not make sense, especially at Chicago.


User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14067 times:

An agent working in the Atlanta Admirals club said you can buy a one-day pass to the club for $50 at most of their airport locations.

User currently offlinePropatriamori From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14035 times:

I looked this up the other day on the AA website, but I can't seem to find it now, just look around, it's on there somewhere...

As I recall, the policy stated there that Admirals Club admission is granted free of charge to passengers connecting to first or business trans-pacific or trans-Atlantic international flights. Its not really advertised or stated, but the times I've done it I showed my business class trans-Pacific boarding pass at the Admirals Club desk and got in with no problems.

Individual personnel working at the desk may let you in if without the above conditions, but it's really up to them. Just ask, but don't be surprised if they turn you down. It may help to dress nice and be pleasant.


User currently offlineHNLFlyboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 14006 times:

Ssides,

DCA-MIA is a domestic leg that you are connecting onto a International C class leg...Isn't CAN considered an Intl. destination, hence wouldn't u be accorded lounge access starting in DCA? I would hope so, certainly you should have access at MIA, since that is the point of origin for your intl. sector. Please do a trip report...would like to know how this pans out. Why don't you call AA and find out. Won't hurt to call and ask in advance.



User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 13973 times:

North American destinations (Canada/Mexico except for Mexico City) are NOT eligible for Admiral's Club access when flying in a premium cabin. If you're Advantage Platinum or higher, an international flight (except for Mexico and Canada, Mexico City is the only exception to this and flying to Mexico City in F WILL get you access) in any class will also allow you entry into the Admiral's club. Regis, you got lucky... domestic First Class most certainly doesn't allow entry into the Admiral's Club. If it did, they'd be swamped!

User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 13974 times:

Mexico is considered domestic U.S. as far as policies go... same as Canada and bits of the Caribbean.

User currently offlinePER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13899 times:

You actually work out better off if you join the Qantas Club instead of the Admiral's Club, it's cheaper, you get full Admiral's Club access, and 2 free drink vouchers when you enter each lounge.

User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 13866 times:

Qantas Club is a good deal... except that you cannot enter the Admirals Club unless you have a boarding pass for an AA flight (or perhaps appropriate codeshare) and you just hope that the agreement continues.

User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 13829 times:

The agent at the desk ultimately hold the cards. If they're strict about it, forget it. BUT depending on how long a wait you have, the $50 one day pass may be well worth it. I'll use it on business to get some work done there, usually once a year.

Sam


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