There's a bit of buzz around the aviation blogosphere about non-AA oneworld Sapphires/Emeralds losing their Admirals Club lounge access on AA flights within North America.

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PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

There's a bit of buzz around the aviation blogosphere about non-AA oneworld Sapphires/Emeralds losing their Admirals Club lounge access on AA flights within North America. Has anybody heard anything conclusive?

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

The hype is due to the change in wording on the oneworld site...

www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-access/

Dunc

Member since 30 Sep 2011

Total posts 25

It's on thw Oneworld website and North America includes Canada, Mexico and the Carrabean. A lot of Americans have their status due to Oneworld status rather than AA (it's a lot cheaper).  Fly AA credit your BA avios. NOT HAPPY JAN!

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

Every Admirals Club I have been to has been worse than every other lounge I've ever been to. Given CX or BA have lounges in SFO, LAX, JFK, chicago, boston..etc etc that i know of, I am not too devastated. 

You have to pay for food and get 2 drinks per visit or something. seriously??

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

Total posts 216

If this is true, then I hope that the rest of Oneworld starts blocking AA frequent flyers from entering their lounges in retaliation. They're not the best lounges out there, but it is nice to have somewhere to go on a layover - I'll be giving my domestic economy class travel to UA from now on I think (and making sure I reach Star Gold every year).

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