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Former US VIP Club Locations  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 1 month ago) and read 2149 times:

Always interesting to look at what Airlines had VIP clubs in which cities. It is a window to what cities to important to which airlines.

Piedmont, 1987: Presidential suite
Los Angeles
Washington, National
Orlando
Atlanta
Baltimore
Boston
Newark
New York (JFK and LGA)
Charlotte
Greensboro
Raleigh
Dayton
Dallas

Eastern, 1984: Ionosphere Club ($75/ year, $225/ 5 years, $525/ Life)
Atlanta
Baltimore
Bogota
Boston
Charlotte
Chicago
Ft. Lauderdale
Greensboro
Houston
Kansas City
Lima
Miami
Nassau
Newark
New Orleans
New York (JFK and LGA)
Orlando
Panama City
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Raleigh
St. Louis
San Francisco
San Juan
Tampa
Washington (DCA)
West Palm Beach

Republic, 1985: Executive Suite
Atlanta
Chicago
Detroit
Memphis
Minneapolis
Phoenix


Frontier, 1984: Summit Club
Denver
Dallas
Kansas City
Phoenix
Salt Lake City
Tulsa

Western, 1987: Horizon Club
Albuquerque (Reciprocal with TW Ambassador's Club)
Anchorage
Boston (DL CRC)
Calgary
Chicago (DL CRC)
Dallas (DL CRC)
Denver
Honolulu
Kansas City (TW Club)
Los Angeles
Minneapolis
New York (DL CRC)
Phoenix
Portland, OR
Sacramento
St. Louis (DL CRC)
Salt Lake City
San Francisco
Seattle
Vancouver
Washington (AA Admiral's)

TWA, 1977: Ambassador's CLub
Boston
Chicago
Cincinnati
Denver
Kansas City
Los Angeles
Newark
JFK
Laguardia
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
San Francisco
Washington (DCA and IAD)

By airport in 1985 (according to the Airport Pocket Guide, and YES, there are LOTS OF OBVIOUS OMISSIONS IN THE TEXT):
ATL (PI, EA, DL)
BWI (UA, DL, EA, PI)
BOS (EA, US, AA, TW, DL, UA)
BUF (US)
ORD (AA, UA, DL, TW)
CLE (AA, NW, UA)
CMH (TW)
DFW (AA, DL)
DAY (AL, TW)
DEN (DL, TW, FL, UA, AA, CO)
MSP (RC)
ROC (AL)


Also, by airport, 1991 (according to the Airport Pocket Guide, and YES, there are errors):
ABQ (DL, TW)
ANC (AS, DL)
ATL (US, CO, DL, AA, NW)
AUS (AA, DL)
BWI (UA, US)
BMH (DL)
BOS (CO, US, AA, DL, UA, TW. NW)
BUF (US)
CLT (US)
ORD (UA, TW, AA, DL)
CVG (DL, TW)
CLE (US. AA, NW, UA)
CMH (TW)
DFW (DL, AA, TW, US)
DAY (US. TW)
DEN (UA, AA, TW, CO, DL)
DTW (NW, UA, AA)
FTL (DL, CO)
GSO (US)
BDL (DL, US)
HNL (UA, AA, HA, CO, DL)
IAH (CO, DL)
IND (DL, US)
MCI (AA, TW, DL)
LAS (DL)
LAX (UA, CO, DL, AA, TW. NW)
SDF (DL)
MEM (NW, DL)
MIA (AA, PA, DL)
MKE (NW)
MSP (NW)
BNA (AA)
JFK (AA, UA, PA, TW)
LGA (DL, NW, EA, TW, UA, US, AA)
MCO (PA, US, DL)
PHL (US, TW, UA, DL)
PHX (TW, UA, CO, DL, NW, AA, HP)
PIT (US, DL, TW, UA)
PDX (UA, DL, AS)
RDU (US, AA)
ROC (US)
SMF (DL)
STL (AA, TW, DL)
SLC (DL)
SAN (UA, TW)
SFO (TW, CO, DL, NW, PA, AA, UA)
SJC (AA)
SJU (AA)
SEA (NW, AA, DL, CO, UA, AS)
TPA (US, DL)
DCA (US, DL, UA, AA, TW, NW)
IAD (TW, UA, CO, AA)
PBI (DL, TW)


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

I should add that for a while, DL had "courtesy clubs" at practically every airport it served. Those clubs were not staffed, but open to all with a code.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Also, not exactly sure when it was used, but I believe Eastern had an Ionasphere Club on the North Concourse at GSO where Gate 20 (which is very small, only 20 seats or so) is currently situated.

User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Anyone know if Ozark ever had clubs?


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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

US had a club in SYR that closed a few years back. In fact, the entrance is still visible. It's a sad sight (I'd use it, too!).

User currently offlineJetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
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TWA had an Ambassadors club in HNL for a few years then closed it, they shared it with another airline, I used this club a few times.

User currently offlineSkoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

I still chuckle every time I walk by the US Airways club in Buffalo. It's quite a funny site in a non-hub city that has virtually no US mainline service.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Quoting Skoker (Reply 6):
I still chuckle every time I walk by the US Airways club in Buffalo. It's quite a funny site in a non-hub city that has virtually no US mainline service.

Heck, GSO still has it's US Airways Club and there are no mainline flights there - all Express to LGA/DCA/CLT/PHL, nothing bigger than a CRJ-900.


User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Similar to the TW clubs in places like DAY, SAN, and PBI!


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User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1487 times:

What happened to the people that purchased "Lifetime" membership
at EA's Ionosphere Club, did they lose out? Get any pennies on the dollar?


User currently offlineBDL2STL2PVG From China, joined Jun 2006, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1473 times:

Quoting WDBRR (Reply 9):
What happened to the people that purchased "Lifetime" membership
at EA's Ionosphere Club, did they lose out? Get any pennies on the dollar?

Probably they recevied nothing as what entity would they get something from? Easten was not purchased it jsut disappeared. In the case of TWA, the Ambassador Club Lifetime members were given 3 years of Admiral's Clb mebership IIRC.


User currently offlineISP From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Quoting Skoker (Reply 6):
I still chuckle every time I walk by the US Airways club in Buffalo. It's quite a funny site in a non-hub city that has virtually no US mainline service.

Buffalo in fact is quite a large outstation for US. Its PAX counts are higher than several other cities which retain US clubs - notably BDL, GSO, and LGW - its numbers including Express are on par with the BWI operation.


User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11640 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

There are several AA cities that used to have Admirals Clubs, if I'm not mistaken, among them: Cleveland, Detroit and Houston, plus a few others.

User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Quoting Commavia (Reply 12):
among them: Cleveland

I would have renewed if they still had one...



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