US Domestic Lounge Access

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Member since 30 Mar 2016

Total posts 6

Platinum Amex used to get you into Admirals Clubs, but not for a couple of years now.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Mar 2018

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There's a lot of confusing information here.

The AA Admirals Clubs are going through extensive renovations and now offer a much greater variety of food and seating in many - but not all - clubs. That said, if you have access to the Flagship Lounges (LAX, ORD, JFK, MIA for now), that's the way to go.

A quick search on both airlines' sites will tell you all you need to know.

As a QC member: "When travelling with American Airlines, as a Qantas Club member you and a guest are welcome at American Airlines Admirals Club lounges. Simply present your Qantas Club card together with your boarding pass at the lounge reception. Both you and your guest need to be travelling together further that day on a flight marketed and operated by the partner airline whose lounge you wish to visit." (

From AA for Admirals Club access without QC membership:

oneworld® Emerald and Sapphire

Includes customers on all flights marketed and operated by American or a oneworld® airline (regardless of cabin). (

From AA for Flagship Lounge access:

oneworld® Emerald and Sapphire

Get access if you’re departing on or connecting to any flight marketed and operated by American or a oneworld® airline (regardless of cabin). (

Last edited by pzlams at May 24, 2018, 05.49 AM.

well explained.

I am QFF plat, and have access to all AA lounges (reminder, not in all US airports) without any restriction, with one guess, whatever my Domestic class (first or main cabin).
they give me vouchers for extra drinks (cocktail or bottle of water), food is in line with US habits.
Chicago flagship is fancy and was empty 15 days ago... buffet was great and we even had a Wedding Cake for UK event.

(luggage are free, priority lane awarded for TSA and boarding ...but this is not the topic)

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