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
Total posts 17
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." (https://www.qantas.com/us/en/frequent-flyer/the-qantas-club/benefits.html?int_cam=us%3Athe-qantas-club%3Aarticle%3Abenefits%3Aen%3Ann)
From AA for Admirals Club access without QC membership:
Includes customers on all flights marketed and operated by American or a oneworld® airline (regardless of cabin). (https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/clubs/admirals-club-access.jsp)
From AA for Flagship Lounge access:
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