CMK10
Topic Author
Posts: 1826
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:56 am

Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 6:51 am

As some of you know, American closed down its Phoenix Admirals Club and the former TWA Ambassador Club. Any chance of them re-opening either one by say August, 2003? I'm going to Arizona State and my mom told me she'd buy me an AC membership for my 18th birthday, I need to put it to good use!
DC-10's Forever
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
 
BA
Posts: 10133
Joined: Fri May 19, 2000 11:06 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:27 am

PHX is mainly a leisure destination. Airline Lounges largely cater business travelers, and PHX probably doesn't have enough to support an Admirals Club which is why they dropped it.

When the economy improves, they might return it. But the economy isn't expected to return to good shape until at least 2005.

American Eagle which has 9 flights from SJC and LAX will stop serving PHX soon. So flights will drop to only 19 American flights a day. That could be another reason.

Regards
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
 
AluminumShower
Posts: 143
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2000 11:05 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 9:42 am

I don't foresee any chance of a Admirals Club reopening anytime in the near future. But even if they did reopen one, why would you need a membership? Do you expect to spend that much time at Sky Harbor? By the way, good luck at ASU. I'm a ASU alumni and loved the 6 years I spent there. Whatcha going to study?
 
CMK10
Topic Author
Posts: 1826
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:56 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 10:28 am

My plans are as such. Im going to do a History Major with an minor is Buisness Administration to try and get a high GPA (those are what I'm good at). Then do post grad at ERAU and try and enter airport management. Wish me luck. Actully I plan on spending a lot of time at the airport, I have to come home for summer, thanksgiving, christmas and easter plus the fun trips I plan on the side. Please AA, answer this poor students cries.
DC-10's Forever
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
 
User avatar
EA CO AS
Posts: 13389
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2001 8:54 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 11:06 am

If you're going to ASU, forget asking for an Admiral's Club...you'll have plenty of opportunities for places to drink for free on or near campus in Tempe!

My personal recommendation is to join the ASU "Snowdevils" ski and snowboarding club, loosely known as "the drinking club with the skiing problem." $25.00 gets you free beer at the weekly parties for an entire semester. Besides, the girls in the Snowdevils are always..er, shall we say "morally casual."  Smile
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan

Comments made here are my own and are not intended to represent the official position of Alaska Air Group
 
zrs70
Posts: 3300
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2000 4:08 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 11:15 am

In my student days, I had a DL CRC membership. It was a gem, as I wrote many papers while sitting in the club. I would often go to the airport for the day just to write.

Then again, this was back when it was easier to get beyond security.
17 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2016
 
afitch7881
Posts: 722
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2000 2:04 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 1:49 pm

Where are you located now? If you plan on traveling a good amount home like I do (I attend ASU and live in CT) why dont you try flying America West, Continental, or Northwest and atain elite status and get free upgrades unlike AA? HP ofcourse has clubs in PHX, and as a World Club member you can use the PHX, LAS, and CMH America West clubs for free........

Now, a little off topic, you will love ASU..... Aside from the girls being dumb, and msot of the bimbos, you wont find many schools with the amount of hotties to choose from  Smile!

Also, why dont you try getting your Aviation managment degree from ASU East? They have a very good program, and you could do it the same time as majoring in History or Business at ASU main..... Give that a thought.


Eric

 
AluminumShower
Posts: 143
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2000 11:05 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Mon Dec 09, 2002 3:20 pm

Who are you calling dumb and a bimbo???!!!  Smile
 
sllevin
Posts: 3312
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2002 1:57 pm

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Tue Dec 10, 2002 5:42 am

NW is aggressively comping status from other airlines right now. I have been giving serious thought to jumping to NW for the free domestic upgrades (since I fly largely domestic now), wrote them through the website (cut and pasted my AA status), and got equal status (I'm an AA Platinum, so got NW Gold Elite) with them, good through Feb 2004.

The downside of NW is, appearently, the ability to redeem miles, especially for WBC travel. But I keep weighing the amount of money I spent on e-upgrades on American this year and getting depressed.

My biggest issue is, of course, that I'm living in MIA, which is a significant AA hub.

Steve
 
Greg
Posts: 5539
Joined: Sat May 28, 2005 1:11 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Tue Dec 10, 2002 6:52 am

Was ASU your 'safety' school?
ASU = Arizona School for Underachievers


Brgds,
Alumni of USC (University of Spoiled Children)

 
CMK10
Topic Author
Posts: 1826
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:56 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Tue Dec 10, 2002 7:04 am

Yeah it was my safety school, but University of Colorado at Boulder rejected my New York (HPN/LGA) A$s due to my crappy GPA. I shouldnt have slacked off all those years.
DC-10's Forever
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
 
flyf15
Posts: 6633
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 11:10 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Tue Dec 10, 2002 7:12 am

CMK10, as I type this message from a CU Boulder dorm room, I can say one thing. You're not missing much.  Big thumbs up
 
I LOVE EWR
Posts: 803
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:07 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Tue Dec 10, 2002 7:16 am

You should've gone to Rutgers Charles...O well your loss!!!  Big grin
 
exPratt
Posts: 306
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2000 6:15 am

RE: Any Chance Of AA Re-opening A PHX AC?

Tue Dec 10, 2002 7:23 am

Pass on the aviation management program out at ASU East. It has taken a giant step backward from what it was in the past. The CEAS has some aviation courses, but they appear to be somewhat limited. ASU is no longer the aviation mecca it once was.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ben175, Bing [Bot], dubaiamman243, EIASO, euroflyer, faucett, hummingbird, joemac547, KarelXWB, knope2001, MrHMSH, overcast, Pie11e, RickNRoll, User001, zaphod42 and 276 guests