Old Jan 6, 10, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by JY1024 View Post
So in order to gain access into the FL, OP would have to A) be departing on a OW flight and either B) have OW Emerald status or C) have an international F boarding pass for a flight that day. OP satisfies A and C, so should be fine.
It seems so, although the fact that the HKG-JFK flight departs the same day as the JFK-ORD flight is what I believe works in OP's favor. I think if one was going, say, EZE-JFK-ORD then based on the language you quoted, AA would be within their rights to deny you lounge access at JFK.

I know that when I was in F on CX from JFK-HKG-SIN with the leg to SIN in J, I was NOT provided access to the First Class lounge in HKG, only Business. And in HKG it's all automated with printed lounge invites.
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