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Can standby/ID tickets enter lounges?

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Old Mar 24, 17, 11:13 am
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Can standby/ID tickets enter lounges?

I'v been flying over a year with standby tickets now

What i learn is flying business or first standby tickets don't give you lounge pass access, however if i have status i can still enter lounges.

So this year i lost my status and i can only use priority pass that was provided by my credit card to enter lounges. I went in a few times now and everything was ok, until i saw this regulation on Priority Pass official website.

"Airline, airport and other travel industry employees traveling on reduced-rate tickets may not be eligible for access."

Now i am confused, i don't understand what "may not be eligible for access means". PP lounges let me enter all the time with standby tickets, "may not" means i have a chance to get stop or i don't have the right to enter?

If I don't have the right to enter why do they let me in all the time. I would want to get my status back by doing some MR, however im also concern that airline lounges have similar rules.

Any standby tickets user out there mind sharing your lounge experience?

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Old Mar 24, 17, 12:00 pm
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Could it mean the occasions where a PP lounge is contracted to provide service to an airline (e.g. Cathay uses PP lounge at YYZ rather than have its own lounge). Meaning someone flying on a staff business class ticket may not be admitted, rather than someone with PP membership being denied entry.
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Old Mar 24, 17, 12:15 pm
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i havent had any issues. im an airline employee and have priority pass access through my citi prestige card. I havent been denied access to any of the lounges so far in the year since i've had the card while traveling on Standby tickets. This includes domestic US lounges and international.
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Old Mar 24, 17, 12:19 pm
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Officially PP lounges require a same day boarding pass on any carrier. If your space has cleared and you have a boarding pass, the PP lounges should be no problem, but otherwise you should not be admitted.

OTOH you can purchase lounge memberships in some airlines that would not require the boarding pass, just your card and (usually) photo ID. It's more expensive but might work for you if there are lounges of such an airline in most of your airports.
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Old Mar 24, 17, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by aaron1262 View Post
i havent had any issues. im an airline employee and have priority pass access through my citi prestige card. I havent been denied access to any of the lounges so far in the year since i've had the card while traveling on Standby tickets. This includes domestic US lounges and international.
Alot of my collegues access PP and even Airline lounges with status while using ID tickets, however PP clearly stats that reduced-rate tickets may not be eligible for access. I just want to know if airline lounges have similar rules as i don't want to get in trouble with work
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Old Mar 24, 17, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Robbie0129 View Post
Alot of my collegues access PP and even Airline lounges with status while using ID tickets, however PP clearly stats that reduced-rate tickets may not be eligible for access. I just want to know if airline lounges have similar rules as i don't want to get in trouble with work
if you don't want to get in trouble with work, then follow your work rules. if standby policy at work says you cannot access ANY lounge, then don't access any lounge

how do I know what is your work policy?

if it's just PP policy, then it's up to you to ask PP/the lounge...
many PP lounges don't care - they get paid when they swipe your PP card, why would they reject you (unless overcrowding)
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Old Mar 24, 17, 7:38 pm
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I would read it to mean that you "may" not be eligible for entry, meaning that certain lounges may deny you as per their local rules. As others have said, there is no issue for id travelers for many of the lounges.
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Old Mar 26, 17, 4:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Robbie0129 View Post
Alot of my collegues access PP and even Airline lounges with status while using ID tickets, however PP clearly stats that reduced-rate tickets may not be eligible for access. I just want to know if airline lounges have similar rules as i don't want to get in trouble with work
As I suggested in my post immediately above yours, this would depend on the rules about lounges for the particular airline.

However, if your employer has a rule saying that you can't/shouldn't use an airport lounge when flying nonrev, that would supersede the rules of any lounge, providing that you care at all about your job and about maintaining future nonrev travel benefits.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 3:54 pm
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Staff ID travel using priority pass

Honestly, most of the time staff ID leisure travel would be given a confirmed seat at check in if the flight is not full and has available seats.

therefore, the boarding pass would look exactly the same as the ones normal revenue passengers would obtain as well.
if the requirement of priority pass usage is just to show same day travel of boarding pass, how will the priority pass contract lounge or outlet know whether u are on staff ID travel or not?

they mostly will not have the system to check on what kind of ticket you are booked on, as long as u show them a valid boarding pass on the same day of travel, unless they ring up the airline and check on every passenger attempting to use priority pass, which I do not think they have the time to do that.
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