SFO Lounge Downgrade

Old Apr 5, 18, 2:44 pm
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As I heads up I tried to enter the CX lounge at 0700. It is listed on the AS page as opening at 0500. (https://www.alaskaair.com/content/ai...tion-and-hours). Apparently it now opens "around 0845" according to a staff member who happened to be unlocking the door and beginning morning set up.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by jsguyrus View Post
As I heads up I tried to enter the CX lounge at 0700. It is listed on the AS page as opening at 0500. (https://www.alaskaair.com/content/ai...tion-and-hours). Apparently it now opens "around 0845" according to a staff member who happened to be unlocking the door and beginning morning set up.
Opening hours: 07:30 - 01:00 daily, per the CX website.
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Old Jul 22, 18, 7:47 pm
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It's been a few more months... any news on the SFO lounge front? Wondering if I should just get an AC membership and be done with it.
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Old Jul 22, 18, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Manoa Chris View Post
It's been a few more months... any news on the SFO lounge front? Wondering if I should just get an AC membership and be done with it.
Might be a good idea for a year or two to have an AC membership... speculation is AA will move terminals first.

Our new North terminal Alaska Lounge may be open first even
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Old Jul 22, 18, 10:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Manoa Chris View Post
It's been a few more months... any news on the SFO lounge front? Wondering if I should just get an AC membership and be done with it.
Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Might be a good idea for a year or two to have an AC membership... speculation is AA will move terminals first.

Our new North terminal Alaska Lounge may be open first even
Agreed, I'd be surprised if the situation is rectified within the next 2 years, at a minimum.

If it's feasible for you, you might want to consider the Advantage Executive World Elite card through Citi - it's $450 vs. the AC full fare membership of $550 and will also get you at least 50k miles with $5k of spend in the first 3 months.
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Old Jul 22, 18, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by NoLaGent View Post
Agreed, I'd be surprised if the situation is rectified within the next 2 years, at a minimum.

If it's feasible for you, you might want to consider the Advantage Executive World Elite card through Citi - it's $450 vs. the AC full fare membership of $550 and will also get you at least 50k miles with $5k of spend in the first 3 months.
And AC access for Authorized Users too. Authorized users, however, will not get access to the Alaska Lounges; only the primarary account holder and their guest.

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Old Jul 22, 18, 11:44 pm
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The only downside (beside the steeper price) would be no Alaska Lounge access if not flying AA or AS.
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Old Jul 23, 18, 12:34 am
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Originally Posted by NoLaGent View Post
If it's feasible for you, you might want to consider the Advantage Executive World Elite card through Citi - it's $450 vs. the AC full fare membership of $550 and will also get you at least 50k miles with $5k of spend in the first 3 months.
I've done this for the last few years, and find it to be the best solution. AS Lounge access when ever flying AS, and AA Admirals access wherever. Plus I've put 5 friends and family members on the Admirals access, which they really appreciate.

Love the Admirals access in SFO when flying on AS.
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Old Jul 23, 18, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by jimmygottfredson View Post
Love the Admirals access in SFO when flying on AS.
As do I! I also use the AC in SFO as an arrivals lounge, especially for earlier arrivals when an early hotel check-in isn't always possible.

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Old Jul 27, 18, 5:53 pm
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As do I! I also use the AC in SFO as an arrivals lounge, especially for earlier arrivals when an early hotel check-in isn't always possible.
And the SFO lounge has the same amazing guac as its siblings, but also a great shower.
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