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Club at LEX (Lexington, Kentucky): access rules?

Club at LEX (Lexington, Kentucky): access rules?

Old Sep 19, 19, 8:37 am
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Club at LEX (Lexington, Kentucky): access rules?

LEX airport has one PP option which is a restaurant and an airport operated lounge called the Club (which is not part of the "The Club" network of lounges as are found at ATL, etc.). The only website I can find for the lounge is just a page on the airport's website and doesn't clearly give the information I need as it says that passengers with AA, UA, and DL lounge memberships are admitted for free, while the general public can purchase admission for $10. This lounge is not listed on the PP website.

Bloggers have claimed that passengers can also enter the lounge (for free) with an AmEx Plat card, but these are all old reports.

Does anyone know for sure whether an AmEx Plat card (combined with a boarding pass of course) is sufficient for admission? How about the AmEx DL Reserve card? [Both of these work at DL SC lounges when flying DL, and I can't verify anything about LEX on the DL website either, although it's been changed recently to be less user friendly.]
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Old Sep 19, 19, 10:28 am
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Apparently the official name is The Club at Blue Grass

This blog article is from April 2019:

https://www.travelcodex.com/the-club...grass-airport/

allows airline club members of American, United, and Delta to visit the club free of charge. In addition, the club allows Priority Pass members (with the American Express Platinum Card or others) visit the club free of charge!
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Old Sep 19, 19, 12:21 pm
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Apparently the official name is The Club at Blue Grass

This blog article is from April 2019:

https://www.travelcodex.com/the-club...grass-airport/
I saw that, but when I go to the PP website and search for locations LEX, it just shows me the taproom restaurant and not anything else. The Club at Blue Grass isn't listed on the PP website.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 2:46 pm
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I do not think it has a contract with Priority Pass. They simply waive the $10 fee for people who hold a paid lounge membership. It's akin to honoring competitors' coupons or a status match.
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I do not think it has a contract with Priority Pass. They simply waive the $10 fee for people who hold a paid lounge membership. It's akin to honoring competitors' coupons or a status match.
Does this mean that they would admit someone who shows a PP card? I don't have a DL SC membership because I have two AmEx cards that give me access whenever I'm not flying international.
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All the official materials mention AA, DL, UA memberships. Only the blog mentions Priority Pass, but low risk for $10.00?
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Old Sep 24, 19, 12:42 am
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Wish all outstations provided similar value to premium customers. LEX, like GRB and SUX, wants to offer premium customers value. Wish airports like FAT, ATW and ABQ felt the same way.

Get that the LEX lounge might not allow PP, but are we do judge what they see as premium customers?
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Old Oct 30, 19, 3:29 am
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer View Post
Wish all outstations provided similar value to premium customers. LEX, like GRB and SUX, wants to offer premium customers value. Wish airports like FAT, ATW and ABQ felt the same way.

Get that the LEX lounge might not allow PP, but are we do judge what they see as premium customers?
I have yet to visit the LEX Club, but I have heard nothing particularly noteworthy from friends and other contributors. Seems like a slightly below average domestic lounge.

In my experience, LEX is never busy or loud compared to larger airports. So a slightly comfier seat is probably available in The Club, but I don't think you'd need it for privacy.

If you want a bite to eat or a drink, the PP restaurant is a great deal. I eat there every time I fly out of LEX, and will even if granted access to The Club with *G from OZ. Only that area can get a little loud when busy (particularly breakfast or UK game time).
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