AA Lounge Access - Qantas FF Gold Member.

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nmalon

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Jan 2013

Total posts 179

AA Lounge Access - Qantas FF Gold Member. Hi All, I will be travelling within the US on an AA Ticket later this year. As a QFF Gold Member, will i have access to the Admirals Club lounges? I have read that there are some exclusions for solely North American Itineraries. Thanks!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

njmal,

Yes you will have access to the Admirals lounge as long as you present your QFF Gold Card.

The exclusions for North American Itineraries apply only to AA's own Aadvantage members.

As per the oneworld website:

  • American Airlines AAdvantage® members and US Airways Dividend Miles members, regardless of their tier status or class of travel, are not eligible for lounge access when travelling solely on North American flights within or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean. 
  • First and Business Class customers who do not hold Emerald or Sapphire tier status are not eligible to access American Airlines or US Airways lounges when travelling on solely domestic flights  within the U.S. or between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City], the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean; customers travelling in First or Business class on U.S. transcontinental flights between JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO and MIA-LAX (and vice-versa) are eligible for lounge access.

 

nmalon

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Jan 2013

Total posts 179

Thanks TRB

nathanjordan

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Aug 2013

Total posts 47

TRB is exactly right.

The domestic exclusion is also indeed a weird little quirk that can sometimes work to your advantage (no pun intended!) and the other 50% not. As a Platinum AAdvantage with AA I am allowed unfettered access to domestic Qantas Clubs lounges when flying domestically with QF but cannot access domestic Admirals Club lounges for domestic US flights (although no problems when I am leaving the US on an international itinerary, of course)). The wortkaround for me is to have a backup corporate Qantas Club membership, which then gives access to Admirals Club lounges also. (not paid for by me, thank goodness!)

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