I will need to book some USA internal flights, I will only be targeting AA to get lounge access, (an SC and FFP no matter how few).

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Matt_01

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Feb 2016

Total posts 59

I will need to book some USA internal flights, I will only be targeting AA to get lounge access, (an SC and FFP no matter how few). For the regional flights the AA flights are branded American Eagle operated by Compass. I am not a frequent traveler to the US and was wondering if there was any feedback from the wider Ausbt community on Compass. I did google American Eagle and Compass however the information I found was not entirely helpful.

highflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

Total posts 178

Not sure what exactly you are after, but they are usually on smaller aircraft like the CRJ, so don't bring a lot of carry on.   Usually 2x2 seating in Y and 1x2 in J/F.  They operate as one carrier under AA, (like QantasLink with Qantas), so check-in is usually in the same areas.

HelpfulAmerican

Member since 06 Jan 2016

Total posts 29

AA does not grant lounge access to OW of any tier or those flying in first class regarless on purely domestic tickets.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

That's incorrect - AA doesn't provide access to its own frequent flyers on purely domestic tickets, but if you have Oneworld Sapphire/Emerald status with any other Oneworld airline (such as Qantas), you indeed have access - Emeralds to Flagship Lounges and Admirals Clubs, and Sapphires to Admirals Club only.

dazza75

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2016

Total posts 1

Hi,

Just want to confirm that as a QF gold, travelling on an AA booking throughout North America in first and getting my points to my QF account that I can access the AA lounges. I have had so many different responses from AA and QF says to contact AA all the time I have asked.

dazzle_perth

Member since 07 Feb 2011

Total posts 3

Hi Dazza75

Yes, you'd be able to access AA lounges (Admirals Club).

I'm QF Plat/OWE and travel quite a bit through NAMR in theier domestic First and no issues with accessing their lounges ( Admirals Club or Flaghsip Lounge where it's offered).

Hope this helps! 

HelpfulAmerican

Member since 06 Jan 2016

Total posts 29

My mistake, thanks for corecting. 

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