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American Airlines LOUNGE DASHBOARD
Graphical interface guide to membership, access by various methods, lounges, etc.

AA Forum Help Desk: Lounge Access Rules Tips and information about lounge access:

oneworld lounge access for frequent flyers by tier status

Enjoy exclusive access to premium airport lounges around the world as an
equivalent oneworld Emerald or Sapphire frequent flyer member. Members
of oneworld airline frequent flyer programmes with the equivalent of 
oneworld Emerald or Sapphire status can use any lounge offered by any
oneworld airline when departing on any flight marketed and operated by 
any oneworld member airline*, no matter in which cabin class they are 

(* oneworld flights do not include codeshare flights with non-oneworld 
airlines, even those marketed by a oneworld Member but operated by a 
non-oneworld carrier or those operated by a oneworld Member but 
marketed by a non-oneworld carrier)

Emerald tier frequent flyers can use First Class, Business Class or 
frequent flyer lounges.

Sapphire tier frequent flyers are welcome in Business Class or frequent 
flyer lounges.

As an Emerald or Sapphire member, your lounge access is regardless of 
which cabin you are flying in.

Emerald and Sapphire members may invite one guest to join them in the 

You must be prepared to show your frequent flyer membership card, with 
oneworld Emerald or Sapphire status, to access a lounge.

Access to First Class lounges is restricted to passengers flying in the 
lounge operator’s First Class cabin or to cardholders with oneworld Emerald 
status, regardless of which oneworld airline or cabin they are flying.

The following exceptions apply:

American Airlines and Qantas offer programmes enabling travellers to pay 
to gain access to their lounges. These programmes are not part of the 
oneworld agreement, and members of these programmes are not entitled to 
access lounges under the oneworld agreement.

American Airlines AAdvantageŽ members, regardless of their tier status, 
cannot access lounges when travelling on North American itineraries within 
or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, 
Bermuda and the Caribbean.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold members cannot access Qantas Domestic 
Business Class Lounges.

Customers flying First or Business Class have access to the equivalent 
class of lounge regardless of their frequent flyer status. (First Class 
passengers may be accompanied by one guest travelling on a flight 
operated and marketed by a oneworld airline).

Customers flying in Economy class on the domestic or intra-European 
segment to connect to or from a oneworld longhaul First or Business 
Class flight can also use the lounge applicable to the class in which 
they are travelling the longhaul segment.

Exception:  American Airlines AAdvantageŽ Program members, 
regardless of their tier status, may not use lounges when travelling 
solely on North American itineraries (defined as within or between 
the USA, Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City], the Bahamas, Bermuda 
and the Caribbean). In these cases, access rules are governed by 
American Airlines' own rules (i.e. paid lounge-access membership).

Also note: These rules may not necessarily apply to third party 
operated lounges, particularly as relates to guest privileges or 
when flying on onewrold codeshares operated by non-oneworld members.

American Airlines Lounge Access

Customer Classification	
Number of Guests

Admirals Club Member	
2 Guests or immediate family*

AAirpass Member	
2 Guests or immediate family*

Citi Executive AAdvantage Primary cardmember	
2 Guests or immediate family*

30-Day Membership	
2 Guests or immediate family*

American Express Centurion and / or select Platinum** cardmember 
2 Guests or immediate family*
**not all American Express Platinum cards are eligible for Club access
AA International Premium Class, oneworld International Premium Class	
1 guest (First Class passengers only)

oneworld Premium (top tier)	1 guest

One-Day Pass, Transcontinental Premium Class, Military	

*All guests must accompany the member. Immediate family refers to spouse, 
domestic partner and/or children under 18 years of age.

*Flight sold with AA flight number and flown on AA aircraft.

American Express Platinum card members must hold AA ticket 
valid for same-day travel to gain admission.
Additonal lounge and guest access for Admirals Club lounges (some AK, AY, CX and JL lounges) see here.

See the Lounge Dashboard "sticky" to determine access under oneworld or reciprocity agreements.

Older and obsolete posts have been archived to ARCHIVE: Admirals Club / Flagship Lounge Meetup / Guest Offer thread

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