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AC Contract Lounge Directory (2022 onwards)

Old Aug 9, 2023, 4:43 pm
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The goal of this thread is to provide information on contract lounges at destinations where there is no lounge operated by Air Canada or Star Alliance partners.

For the list of AC-operated lounges, please see this thread.

Where there is a lounge operated by a Star Alliance partner (or *A itself), access is provided to Star Alliance partner lounge(s), unless otherwise noted here. Please visit the relevant partner forum (UA, LH, NH, etc) for detailed information on partner lounges, including hours, food, etc.

Access to Contract Lounges

Can be accessed for customers holding a SAME DAY DEPARTING boarding pass for a flight operated by AC based on:
  • Status
    • Aeroplan 50K and up (spouse/partner, dependent children, and one guest)
    • Star Alliance Gold (one guest)
  • Class of service (no guests):
    • Business class
    • Premium rouge

(For flights operated by *A partners, access depends on their policies and lounges they have contracted - please visit the appropriate partner forum)


North America
  • CUN: no lounge
  • FLL: no lounge
  • MCO:
  • SJU: no lounge
  • YEG: Transborder J passengers use Plaza Premium Lounge. Status Y passengers not admissable
  • YYC:
    • Transborder: Aspire lounge for both J passengers and Y passengers with status
    • Domestic/international D gates: Aspire lounge Ended as of October 1, 2023 - use the MLL at the base of the C pier



Europe
  • AMS: Aspire lounge (lounge 41) right next to Oneworld Lounge
    • Note: there is a Star Alliance lounge that is technically accessible to AC passengers. However, this lounge is within the Schengen area of the airport, and the lengthy walk plus time to clear immigration makes it a sub-optimal option when departing on AC
  • BCN: Joan Miró lounge
  • CDG: Extime lounge
  • DUB: T1 Lounge, entrance airside in the middle of security exit lines
  • EDI: Aspire lounges (gate 4 or gate 16; either is available)
  • FCO: Prima Vista lounge or Plaza Premium lounge
  • GVA: Crystal by Aspire
  • LYS: Mont Blanc lounge
  • MAD: Cibeles lounge
  • TLS: La Croix Du Sud
  • VCE: Marco Polo Club, 2024 Priority Pass award winner



South America
  • GRU: Espaço Banco Safra
  • SCL: Salones VIP Pacific Club



Asia
DEL: Encalm Prive. AC J and Y*G invited


Oceania
[N/A - *A partner lounges available at all AC destinations]


Africa



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AC Contract Lounge Directory (2022 onwards)

Old May 31, 2024, 3:07 am
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Has anyone heard anything about CPH?

The SK lounge is in Schengen, so it's a little annoying to have to leave early enough to deal with potential lines.

But with SK also leaving *A soon, I assume they'll need to contract a lounge?
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Old Jul 10, 2024, 4:03 pm
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Does anyone know if AC contracts with any lounge at KEF?
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Aspire lounge entry at EDI is a cluster.
Took about 15 mins, seven in front of us, four of whom were bounced after arguing with lounge person.

Their checkin process is cumbersome with two handheld devices that both need to be used plus a touchscreen computer for others.

Maybe 10pc capacity used

No bathroom in the lounge, leave and return

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Old Yesterday, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by taupo
Aspire lounge entry at EDI is a cluster.
Took about 15 mins, seven in front of us, four of whom were bounced after arguing with lounge person.

Their checkin process is cumbersome with two handheld devices that both need to be used plus a touchscreen computer for others.

Maybe 10pc capacity used

No bathroom in the lounge, leave and return
I was there a couple weeks ago. Person checking in ahead of us had an issue which took a supervisor to rectify. Ours was straight forward.
I think you missed the washrooms. Past the buffet to the left down a corridor. Not a logical choice to go past the food to go to the facilities.
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Old Yesterday, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by Wigg
I was there a couple weeks ago. Person checking in ahead of us had an issue which took a supervisor to rectify. Ours was straight forward.
I think you missed the washrooms. Past the buffet to the left down a corridor. Not a logical choice to go past the food to go to the facilities.
Not only that, completely missed the Aspire lounge right beside the AC departure gate.
Walked out of security and followed signs to lounges, opposite direction of our gate.

Note to others. EDI has two Aspire Lounges, one to the left and one to right when you leave security.
AC gate used for our flight today was to the right.
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