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U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:35 pm
by Ionosphere
From a 1987 Kiplinger's article

American Admirals Club: ATL, BOS, ORD, CVG, CLE, DFW (2 Locations), DEN, DTW, HNL, MCI, LAX, JFK, LGA, PHX, STL, SFO, SEA, IAD, DCA, LGW, YYZ

Braniff Business Club: DFW

Continental Presidents Club: ORD, DEN, HNL, IAH, LAX, EWR, SFO, SEA, IAD (2 Locations), AKL, LGW, NAN, SYD, MEL

Delta Crown Room Club: ANC, ATL, BHM, BOS, CVG, ORD, DFW, DEN, DTW, FLL, HNL, LAX, MEM, MIA, MSP, EWR, MSY, JFK, LGA, MCO, PHL, PHX, PDX, RDU, SMF, SLC, SFO, SEA, TPA, PBI, YYC, YVR

Eastern Ionosphere Club: ATL (2 Locations), BWI, BOS, ORD, FLL, GSO, MCI, MIA, EWR, MSY, JFK, LGA, MCO, PHL, PIT, RDU, SFO, TPA, DCA, PBI, BOG, LIM, NAS, PTY, SJU

Northwest WorldClub: BOS, ORD, CLE, DTW (2 Locations), HNL, LAX, MEM, MSP (3 Locations), JFK, PHX, SFO, SEA, TPA, DCA, HKG, LGW, MNL, ITM, GMP, TPE, NRT

Pan AM Clipper Club: DTW, LAX, MIA, JFK (2 locations), MCO, SFO, TPA, IAD, TXL, EZE, CCS, FRA, HAM, LHR, MEX, MUC, CDG, GIG, FCO, ZRH

Piedmont Presidential Suite: ATL, BWI, CLT, DFW, DAY, GSO, LGA, MCO, RDU, DCA

TWA Amassador's Club: ABQ, BOS, ORD, CVG, CMH, DAY, DEN, MCI, LAX, JFK (2 locations), LGA, EWR, PHL, PHX, PIT, STL (2 locations), SFO, IAD, DCA, FRA, LHR, MAD, MXP, CDG, FCO

United Red Carpet Club: BWI, BOS, ORD, CLE, DEN, DTW, HNL, JFK, LGA, LAX, EWR, PHL, PIT, PDX, SFO, SEA, IAD, DCA, AKL, HKG, MNL, MEL, ITM, GMP, SYD, TPE, NRT

USAir Club: BOS, BUF, BDL, LGA, PHL, PIT, ROC, DCA

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:41 pm
by MIAFLLPBIFlyer
Interesting. I think the EA club at PBI became a TWA Ambassador's Club after EA collapsed.

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:59 pm
by 727LOVER
Ionosphere wrote:
From a 1987 Kiplinger's article

American Admirals Club: ATL, BOS, ORD, CVG, CLE, DFW (2 Locations), DEN, DTW, HNL, MCI, LAX, JFK, LGA, PHX, STL, SFO, SEA, IAD, DCA, LGW, YYZ

Braniff Business Club: DFW



AA...notice...not MIA..LOL But no RDU,BNA or SJC either...I guess those were just about to open

Braniff...hadn't most of the operation moved to MCI by then...none there?

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:05 pm
by N717TW
Frequent flyers and business travelers would kill for such a line up today. There are a lot of mid-sized and smaller markets that no longer have any club plus that Int'l lineup would be amazing. DL is about to be down to just one club outside the U.S. in SCL once they close the NRT station. AA and UA at least still have their own locations in major global airports (both are in LHR, NRT, MEX) and AA has a lot: CDG, YYZ, EZE, GIG, GRU.

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:48 pm
by Ionosphere
I can't believe Continental had a club in Nadi, Fiji

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:14 pm
by skymiler
IIRC there were also "Courtesy Rooms" -- at least for DL. These were not full fledged Crown Rooms but little holes in the wall with a bar and a few seats.There was one in ABQ I recall and (this is a long time ago) also BTR or JAN -- can not remember which. I do know that it was shutdown due to misuse. Even TLH had one for a very short time -- its location has become a TSA office now, IIRC.

Also, YYZ had a room of sorts for DL. I vaguely recall it was in the old terminal, tucked away in an end corner.

I am 46+ year veteran of the DL lounges and have seen so many changes ...

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:56 am
by HP69
Very interesting!

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:43 pm
by kavok
N717TW wrote:
Frequent flyers and business travelers would kill for such a line up today. There are a lot of mid-sized and smaller markets that no longer have any club plus that Int'l lineup would be amazing. DL is about to be down to just one club outside the U.S. in SCL once they close the NRT station. AA and UA at least still have their own locations in major global airports (both are in LHR, NRT, MEX) and AA has a lot: CDG, YYZ, EZE, GIG, GRU.


In fairness, DL did just announce they will be opening a club in HND. But your point remains valid.

And though it is a leisure destination, with as many flights as DL has to CUN, I am surprised they don’t have a lounge there. But just like their flying, they’d rather leave the international lounges for their partners to serve.

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:30 pm
by 880dc8707
AA had an Admirals Club in PHL - Term A

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:58 pm
by N717TW
kavok wrote:
N717TW wrote:
Frequent flyers and business travelers would kill for such a line up today. There are a lot of mid-sized and smaller markets that no longer have any club plus that Int'l lineup would be amazing. DL is about to be down to just one club outside the U.S. in SCL once they close the NRT station. AA and UA at least still have their own locations in major global airports (both are in LHR, NRT, MEX) and AA has a lot: CDG, YYZ, EZE, GIG, GRU.


In fairness, DL did just announce they will be opening a club in HND. But your point remains valid.

And though it is a leisure destination, with as many flights as DL has to CUN, I am surprised they don’t have a lounge there. But just like their flying, they’d rather leave the international lounges for their partners to serve.


I saw that in an email Delta sent out...Murphy's law...right after I make the comment they prove me wrong! Maybe I should go on a rant about how they don't have a lounge at LHR and that's ridiculous and see if they announce one!

Since I started it, I'l finish. Delta operates up to 10 flights from Heathrow, making it one of their largest international stations. While there is the Virgin Clubhouse for J class (Delta One) passengers, there isn't a lounge for regular club members. their other competitors all do (AA and UA both offer regular and premium lounge experiences at LHR). So for an airline that wants to "win" on major business markets, they are putting themselves at a disadvantage.