zillox
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Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:53 am

At June I will be flying Brussels - Chicago - Orlando. I will be flying with American Airlines the whole length. On their website they are advertising for a one-day pass for their lounge "admirals club" . Is this useful to do? Is it worth the money? What can I do at their lounge..
I have 3 hours en 10 minutes to relax
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aace24
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:29 pm

Before I signed up for an Admirals Club membership last October, I used to one day passes quite often.

It is very useful, especially since you have a 3+ hour connection.

I find it very worth the $50.00.

It offers complimentary wi-fi, tea, coffee, soft drinks and a bar. Although you have to pay for alcohol.

It's just a nice place to relax.

[Edited 2009-03-23 07:32:36]
 
zillox
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:48 pm

I have consult the website off AA. There are also showers available! Food & Shower. How can life be better...
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chase
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:02 pm

Please keep in mind that customs at ORD can be slow at times, which would reduce the amount of time you are able to spend in the lounge for your $50.
But, if you would otherwise purchase food and drink for an airport shop, the added cost for peace and quiet, free wifi, and a shower might be worth it!
 
aace24
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:34 pm



Quoting Chase (Reply 3):
the added cost for peace and quiet,

Especially before a flight filled with screaming kids to Orlando.  Wink
 
JKJ777
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:48 am

WOW, they actually make you pay for drinks in there!? That sucks!
 
zillox
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:51 am



Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 5):

Only for Alcoholic drinks
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chase
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:31 pm



Quoting Chase (Reply 3):
purchase food and drink for an airport shop

Oops...I meant "from" an airport shop  Smile
 
JKJ777
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:50 pm



Quoting Zillox (Reply 6):
Only for Alcoholic drinks

Yeah, I know. My point exactly. Even after spending thousands of dollars with an airline, I would hate to have to pay for this little luxury during my layovers. I love the Crown Club and NW lounges....just wish they had a better selection of food.
 
aace24
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:16 pm

Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 8):
Yeah, I know. My point exactly. Even after spending thousands of dollars with an airline, I would hate to have to pay for this little luxury during my layovers.

AA does offer complimentary alcohol in the Flagship Lounges, if you are traveling internationally.

You may only gain access to the Flagship Lounge if you are full fare First Class.

[Edited 2009-03-24 12:17:50]
 
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:20 am



Quoting AAce24 (Reply 9):
AA does offer complimentary alcohol in the Flagship Lounges, if you are traveling internationally.

You may only gain access to the Flagship Lounge if you are full fare First Class.

The Flagship lounges are also available for non-AA Emeralds...and those using miles or full fare F on the JFK-SFO/LAX routes.

As a oneworld Emerald they also give drinks vouchers in the Admirals Club. Those travelling internationally in premium cabins get vouchers too.
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:31 am

If you'd like a shower and a snack after your flight, I think it might be worth it. Otherwise, buy a meal at Chili's or something and save the cash.

Quoting Zillox (Reply 6):
Only for Alcoholic drinks

Booze are free in Continentals' President's Club all day long. And that's just for us lowly BusinessFirst customers!!!

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aace24
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:29 pm



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 10):

Correct as well.

I didn't mention those because I figured he wasn't a OneWorld elite.
 
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:55 pm



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 10):
The Flagship lounges are also available for non-AA Emeralds...and those using miles or full fare F on the JFK-SFO/LAX routes.

I thought ExPlats on an international itinerary (well, AA's definition of international) had access to the FLs as OW Emeralds.
 
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:18 am

Does Orlando have an Admiral's Club? If it does, you'd be able to stop in.

I don't think the Admiral's Club is worth $50. I liked the showers and free non-alcholic drinks, but paying $8 for a panini, $2 for a massage, and it was relaxing, but being out $50 basically for a seat wasn't a great deal..

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zillox
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:43 pm

I will be flying Brussels - Chicago - Orlando / Miami - JFK - Brussels.
Maybe that I will stop @ JFK their lounge. But like you said... 50$ is much for only a chair.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 14):

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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:54 pm

I don't think it's worth it. Back before my work bought me the year pass, I did these from time to time, and decided it wasn't worth it unless I had more than one layover in a hub (i.e. I once flew MCI-DFW-LAX-HKG and got to use the club in both DFW and LAX). On a 3h10 layover, where in fact customs can be slow at ORD for non-citizens and then you have to recheck bags, transfer terminals, etc. I wouldn't spend the money. But that's me...
 
aace24
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RE: Chicago Admirals Club One-day Pass

Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:48 pm

In the end it all depends on how much you value $50.00.

If you are on a tight budget, I wouldn't recommend it.

But if you have a little extra to spend, it's a nice way to relax from the hustle and bustle of ORD.

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