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VIP Clubs In Small(er) Airports  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3514 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).

Here's what comes to mind:

BDL (US)
SNA (AA, UA)
SAT (CO)


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User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1855 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3502 times:

YQR and YHZ all have Maple Leaf lounges, and I think YQB as well.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6789 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3482 times:

RDU has DL Crown Room, AA Admirals Club, US Club Lounge.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3466 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.

Jeff


User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3463 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...

User currently offlineCairo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3459 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...

Cairo


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8371 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3442 times:

UA has a red carpet club at CLE.. although CLE isn't a small airport, UAs presence isn't near as big as it once was.


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User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3409 times:

I remember those old courtesy clubs of Delta's. There was one in my hometown of Jackson. Dad would show his club card at the checkin counter, and an agent would walk up the stairs and let us in.

There used to be a staffed one at Birmingham, but think that it has gone away as well.


User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4717 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3397 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.


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
what smaller airports still have VIP rooms?

There is a club called "The Landing Strip" by Toronto airport that has "VIP Rooms" available.


User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

BNA has a very nice DL Crown Room.

We had a AA admirals club (leftover from the Hub days) that was a huge 2 story club, but they closed it after 9.11.


User currently offlineWillbdsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

IND used to have a US club until December

User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3326 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.

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 2597 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

At MME, bmi have a business lounge.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/flymajj/TripReports004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/flymajj/71d2f1f7.jpg

It is used by pax on their 3 x daily LHR service, and acts as a contract lounge for KLM pax on the 3 x daily AMS service.

There is also a seperate Diamond Club lounge, for BD's Silver & Gold card holders, and this also serves as the Star Alliance Gold lounge.


User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

YKA may have one this winter, however not specific to any one carrier.


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

NW has had a club at MKE for many years. Now that they are building MKE into a hub again, it makes more sense.


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User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

US has nonhub US Airways Clubs at BDL, BWI, BUF, GSO, LGW, RDU, TPA.

In the past year or so, US has closed clubs at IND, LAX, MCO, PBI, ROC, SFO, SYR.



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User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

GUM is probally the smallest Population area with a lounge (CO P-Club) But it is a CO Hub so has to have one...like EWR-IAH-CLE

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3210 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.


User currently offlineFlymli From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3150 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.

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
Which airlines have VIP rooms in smaller, non hub/ focus city airports?

BA have lounges all over that aren't in London!

As for genuinely small airports, they have a broom cupboard at Southampton for BA Silver/Gold.



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3089 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.

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4143 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

NW has clubs in just about every decent-sized airport they serve. PDX has one and it is nothing near a hub, although NW has flights to and from Honolulu and Japan.

User currently offlineTundra767 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2005, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 9):
There is a club called "The Landing Strip" by Toronto airport that has "VIP Rooms" available.

I have been to this Club very nice I might add...

Also don't forget PPT has a lounge used by AF,TN and ANZ


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3028 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 Post contains images 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
30 Post contains images Tundra767 : You said it there.
31 Ikramerica : MNH has lounge that is not airline specific. The Granite Club. Considering the terminal is outside and you sometimes have to stand in the sun when bus
32 Post contains images Tornado82 : I'm thinking you are talking Manchester, NH... in which case it's MHT, and a beautiful airport
33 USFlyer MSP : MSP used to have a DL Crown Room and still has a UA Red Carpet Club. USFlyer MSP
34 DeltAirlines : Just out of curiosity, what are the requirements to get into the Granite Club. I've seen it before, but never been in there...is it open to everyone,
35 Ikramerica : Yep. Sorry. But MNH would have been a good code. Manchester New Hampshire. I always get that one confused. Anyway, MHT is probably one of the best sm
36 DeltaFFinDFW : DL does have Crown Rooms at airports where they only have a couple of gates - some airports might not be small, but the DL presence isn't huge compare
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