Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2872 posts, RR: 10 Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2256 times:
Which airlines have VIP rooms in smaller, non hub/ focus city airports?
It used to be that DL had a Crown Room in just about every city it served. The smaller stations had unstaffed rooms (called courtesy clubs). I remember I used to get the combination code from the gate agents in places like STL and SDF to get in.
Usually, these smaller clubs are the best ones in the system.
Anyway, what smaller airports still have VIP rooms? (And let's not get a complex by the meaning of small).
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8771 posts, RR: 13 Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
I've been to the US Airways Club at GSO a few times. Small facility, I've only seen a max of about 5 people in there at once when I've been there. You enter, and to the left is a small lounge with a bar, snacks and CNN, with on the right a reading lounge, work carrols, and a small conference centre. I've been told that in the morning, it's pretty busy, but quiet the rest of the day.
RCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4282 posts, RR: 14 Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
AV has lounges in most domestic stations (of the 18 cities served, only RCH, EJA, TCO, PSO and ADZ dont have) many of this airports are served by the fokker 50s only or have very low frequency (MZL, AXM, MTR, CUC) but the customer base is just so big its better to keep them to make aviancaPlus members happy...
Cairo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
AUS has an Admirals Club and President's Club. AUS is very much the test case for the idea that people will pay a bit more for legacy service - AA hopes to attract a higher paying customer with a local club and with non hub flying to cities like LAX, SJC, HOU, LGA, RDU, etc...
RL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4537 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
I think the one that would take the cake was the fact that DAB used to have a Delta Crown Room..... It it still there..... back when i worked there and had the good ole master key i'd go check it out from time to time. Not sure when it closed, but I bet it was the smallest airport with one.
Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
Uswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2068 times:
BDL has the US Airways Club as mentioned earlier... we also used to have a Delta Crown Room which was somewhat famously known as it was the smallest DL Crown Room in their system, but it was in the old Murphy Terminal and closed when Delta moved to the new terminal. There were rumors that DL would reopen in the new facility, and that AA was to open an Admirals Club... but neither have come to fruition.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
Quoting COSPN (Reply 17): GUM is probally the smallest Population area with a lounge
That club got my business when I visited GUM several times. Very nice club too I might add.
Also, CO maintains a nice, very small, but very nice club at SEA.
Speaking of clubs, glad to see AA put an Admiral's Club back into HNL.
And, HSV has a club located on the 3rd floor, Airside just pst security for use by any passengers. And there is no fee. Internet access, private restrooms, bar, snacks. Very nice place. One can see the entire field from the windows there.
Flymli From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1892 times:
MLI has a business center for all passengers that want to be issued a computer access card to get in. The lounge has coffee, cappuccino, bottled water, cable tv, copying machine, free wireless internet, work stations and a comfortable seating area. The card is issued to business travelers that register at any of our airline ticket counters. Frequent flyers rave about the lounge that is located on the terminal concourse near gate B9 and B11.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
Alaska has a Board Room at PDX, and elite members of parter airlines are allowed to use it as well, since AA, NW, and DL don't have club rooms at PDX. PDX's Board Room is pretty nice. It offers a cool view of the C/D gates. Pretty nice staff there, as well.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1770 times:
UA once operated a 1K room at SMF right off of Gate 34, next to the bar. It had a door with a combo-lock and a one-way glass window. The room was pretty small, only having a couch and a few lounge chairs and plants. I think it's now used as a security break room?
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25 N702ML: Kind of off topic... The "Ionosphere Club" (Eastern) sign was just recently removed at MSY.
26 Tornado82: Can I use my US Dividend Miles to get in there.
27 Tundra767: Yes you can you also get double miles too!
28 BigGSFO: OK I feel like the only guy left out of an inside joke. So I am gonna ask: what type of club is "The Landing Strip" or should I just use my imaginati
29 Ramerinianair: KOA is a small airport on the Big Island in Hawaii. HA has a lounge there. SR