flavio340
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Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:52 am

What airlines allow their employees to use their lounges when the employees are traveling on their non-rev benefits?
-Note this question assumes that the employee has paid all necessary membership fees.
 
RJLover
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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:54 am

Air Canada does not.

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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:01 am

Delta does as long as the employee purchases a SkyClub membership.
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flyguy89
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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:02 am

I know at AA there is a specific lounge for non-revs that's free for them to use at DFW, not sure if they have the same thing at ORD or MIA though.
 
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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:54 am

Quoting flyguy89 (Reply 3):
I know at AA there is a specific lounge for non-revs that's free for them to use at DFW, not sure if they have the same thing at ORD or MIA though.

Yes there is a simple loung here in MIA and in ORD. AA does not let employees into the lounge period. No matter how much you want to pay or the $50 day pass etc.
 
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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:02 am



Quoting RJLover:
Air Canada does not

True but at smaller airports and during dead times, AC let's non-rev's in. An example is when I frequently take the 5am YWG-YYZ flight. I walk into the lounge and the lounge agent sees my boarding pass with the C2 designator (one AC non-rev status) and simply says, "help yourself to a cup of coffee and a copy of todays paper and do take note that your flight boards in 15 minutes."

This is NOT a published rule and only AC non-rev's know about it's existance. I'm sure for other airlines around the world, there are certain unpublished rules that only employees or employee families (non-rev's) know about... Therefore this is a matter purely based on insider information because the general rule (for all airlines I believe) is that non-rev's are NOT allowed in the airline lounges designated for revenue pax.

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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:51 am

Quoting flavio340 (Thread starter):
What airlines allow their employees to use their lounges when the employees are traveling on their non-rev benefits?

Officially: none. As stated, AA has dedicated non-rev "break rooms", if you will, but that's it.

That's not to say it doesn't ever happen, but it's against policy and could potentially get both parties in trouble.
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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:38 pm

I'm not sure what will happen in the future, but CO allows access to the President's Clubs to President's Club members, even if you are NOT flying. Also, if you have a Business/First boarding pass with seat assignment, you will be allowed in.

I have had no problem with UA club entry as long as I have a boarding pass and my PC card when flying non-rev.
 
LONGisland89
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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:20 pm

As stated above AA doesn't allow employees in. However, they do have non-rev lounges in DFW, JFK, LAX, LGA, MIA, ORD, and TUS.

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 6):
AA has dedicated non-rev "break rooms", if you will, but that's it.

Lol, yes some are reminiscent of break rooms but I have to admit the ones in DFW and ORD are quite nice.
 
flavio340
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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:44 pm

Quoting flyguy89 (Reply 3):
Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 4):
Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 6):
Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 8):

Thanks guys, I assume to get into the AA lounge you must you show your ticket and membership card?
-What if you where already assigned a seat?
-Do your tickets always say NRSA or does it pop up on the agents computer that you are an employee?
-What are in the non-rev lounges? I would assume computer, soda machine and chairs.
-Finally are these non-rev lunges only for AA employees?
 
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RE: Airline Lounge & Non-revs

Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:54 pm

Quoting flavio340 (Reply 9):

AA NRSA lounges are for AA employees and their non-rev guests (whether the employee is present or not). I've used the NRSA lounges dozens of times and I've never been asked to show a ticket or identification. The lounges are very informal, 99% of the time there aren't any AA employees staffed and working in there. All of the lounges have computers with jetnet & SABRE as well as vending machines, couches, and chairs. The JFK (ORD?) one has a private bathroom and kitchen area. Anyway, the lounges are great when traveling and I applaud AA for creating them.

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