Travelling around the USA on American Airlines in domestic first class.

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HongKongAlan

Member since 05 Feb 2015

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Travelling around the USA on American Airlines in domestic first class. Apparently access to Admirals Club is limited and you don't get in with a first class ticket. I'm also One World Emerald, anyone know if that is enough to get me through the door?

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

Americian Airlines was the founding Airline of one world and as such you will have full access to their lounge as a one world Emerald member

HongKongAlan

Member since 05 Feb 2015

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Thanks Merc

nathanjordan

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Aug 2013

Total posts 47

The fact they were a founding member is totally irrelevant. If you are flying domestically in either Business or First with AA AND are either Emerald or Sapphire then you are allowed access. If both of these two preconditions weren't met (which they are in your case thankfully they are) then there are a multitude of exceptions with AA lounge access that you would need to familiarize yourself with. I'm a Platinum with AA and have always been looked after, so you'll be in good hands. Safe travels. Further reading: http://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-access

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Nathan Luke,

Not quite corret. The Emerald or Sapphire status needs to be with another OW carrier besides AA.

  • If flying First or Business*
  • Sapphire or Emerald with Aadvantage

Then no access.

  • If flying First or Business* or
  • If flying Coach (Economy)
  • Sapphire or Emerald with other OW carriers

There will be access.

* If the flight was First or Business on AA trancontinental service i.e. LAX/JFK vv, SFO/JFK vv, LAX/MIA vv you can enter the lounge purely on the basis of flying AA First or Business (your OW status is irrelevant).

Hope this helps.

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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Are you OWE with AA or another carrier?

HongKongAlan

Member since 05 Feb 2015

Total posts 4

OWE with Cathay

HongKongAlan

Member since 05 Feb 2015

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OWE with Cathay

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

CX OWE will grant you AA domestic access.

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

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As a OWE you will get access to the better Flagship Lounges at LAX, ORD and JFK.

jamessanders

Member since 13 Dec 2011

Total posts 22

I regularly travel AA economy and always get lounge access with my QF Platinum card but I have to show them the card

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