List of Premium Services Clubs (non-Admirals Club and non-FL)

 
Old Aug 9, 06, 11:40 am
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Question List of Premium Services Clubs (non-Admirals Club and non-FL)

Does a consolidated listing of all the clubs and/or lounges that an AA premium service operates exist anywhere? These are the non-FL and non-ACs that AA has in the Caribbean and Central America (perhaps other places too).

I know this has been discussed here in the past, but several searches for various combinations of Lounge, Premium, Club, Other Club, and Caribbean Clubs did not reveal a complete list plus the search function is screwy today.


Here is the list based on responses received:

Access Type
1) F/J Only
2) F/J + EXP & Plat in Y (no AC membership access)
3) F/J + EXP & Plat in Y + AC Members
4) EXP + PLAT (Until EI Leaves OW) + AC Members *
5) EXP + PLAT + AC Members *
6) F/J or $35 USD. Status means nothing.
7) F/J + EXP in Y

* You must have onward travel that day on a flight marketed and operated by the partner airline whose lounge you wish to visit


Code:
Cty - Access - Type of Club
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ADL - 5 - Qantas Pub
AKL - 5 - Qantas Pub
ASP - 5 - Qantas Pub
AUA - 2 - AA Brand Non-AC Club (Open winter only??)
BDA - 1 - Airport VIP Lounge 
BKK - 5 - Qantas Pub
BNE - 5 - Qantas Pub
BOS - 4 - EI Gold Circle Lounge
BRU - 1 - "Brussels Airline Lounge"
CBR - 5 - Qantas Pub
CHC - 5 - Qantas Pub
CNS - 5 - Qantas Pub
CUN - 1 - Contract Lounge
DRW - 5 - Qantas Pub
DUB - 4 - EI Gold Circle Lounge
FCO - 1 - Contract Lounge
GUA - 1 - AA Brand Non-AC Club 
GYE - ? - AA Brand Non-AC Club 
HBA - 5 - Qantas Pub
JFK - 4 - EI Gold Circle Lounge
KIN - 2 - AA Brand Non-AC Club 
LHR - 6 - AA Arrivals Lounge
LGA - 3 - BA Terraces Lounge
LPB - 2 - AA Brand Non-AC Club 
LST - 5 - Qantas Pub
MBJ - 1 - AA Brand Non-AC Club
MEL - 5 - Qantas Pub
MGA - 6 - Contract Lounge (Airport VIP Lounge)
MVD - 2 - AA Brand Non-AC Club
NAN - 5 - Qantas Pub 
OOL - 5 - Qantas Pub
ORD - 4 - EI Gold Circle Lounge
ORK - 4 - EI Gold Circle Lounge
PER - 5 - Qantas Pub
POP - ? - AA Brand Non-AC Club
PVR  - 7 - MX Lounge
SNN - 4 - EI Gold Circle Lounge
SYD - 5 - Qantas Pub (Terminal 2 & 3)
SYD - 3 - Qantas Pub (Terminal 1 International)
TSV - 5 - Qantas Pub
WLG - 5 - Qantas Pub

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Old Aug 9, 06, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by HNL
Does a consolidated listing of all the clubs and/or lounges that an AA premium service operates exist anywhere? These are the non-FL and non-ACs that AA has in the Caribbean and Central America (perhaps other places too).

I know this has been discussed here in the past, but several searches for various combinations of Lounge, Premium, Club, Other Club, and Caribbean Clubs did not reveal a complete list plus the search function is screwy today.

TIA
I don't think anyone ever made a complete list, and since many (at least in Latin America) seem to be operated by the local AA station, they don't fall under AA premium services.

As of last year, Guatemala City had one, and as of this summer Managua was giving passes to the airport-run VIP lounge.
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Old Aug 9, 06, 12:56 pm
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The thread over at http://flyertalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=587595 indicates there is an airport lounge in Rome FCO for Business and First Class passengers that AA will give you access to.

This could be a really useful thread, and I encourage you to add it over to the FlyerTalk Wiki as the list progresses... I rarely fly internationally, and so it came as a surprise recently when I learned that lounges like these (outside of the AC) exist, and that AA makes almost no reference to them on its webpage...
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Old Aug 9, 06, 12:58 pm
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Two more

KIN and MVD each have an AA-branded non-Admirals Club.
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Old Aug 9, 06, 1:08 pm
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LPB (La Paz, Bolivia)
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Old Aug 9, 06, 1:38 pm
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Old Aug 9, 06, 3:21 pm
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I've updated the list. int he first post. Keep posting the missing cities with the hidden lounges.
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It would also be very useful to know what the specific access rules for each are. I appreciate that is an order of magnitude more difficult than finding out where they are.

My data points - both MVD and LPB gave me and a guest access travelling Y, with OW Emerald (BA Gold).
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BDA used to have one. Been years since I was there, but I think I've read in some other posts that it still exists.
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Old Aug 9, 06, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by rbessler
The thread over at http://flyertalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=587595 indicates there is an airport lounge in Rome FCO for Business and First Class passengers that AA will give you access to.
AA flies a 777 to FCO???
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Old Aug 9, 06, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by BenjaminNYC
AA flies a 777 to FCO???
Well, technically my post is still correct -- there is an airport-run lounge in FCO that is meant for the airport's Business and First Class passengers, it just happens that AA only provides business class services.

But good catch nevertheless
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Old Aug 9, 06, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter
It would also be very useful to know what the specific access rules for each are. I appreciate that is an order of magnitude more difficult than finding out where they are.

My data points - both MVD and LPB gave me and a guest access travelling Y, with OW Emerald (BA Gold).
Access for my economy cabin self and a guest as well at MVD, and I'm only OW Sapphire. Same deal in KIN.

I have seen AC members turned away at MVD.
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There is a secret AA Premium Services lounge at DFW. It is easy to find because it is located just a few doors down from the AC in Terminal A. Look for the PS logo (the eagle wings) and a sign saying "Private." On occasion, I've seen VIPs being escorted to and from the lounge to a Premium Service golf cart that conveniently is parked right outside.

I imagine (but cannot confirm) that such secret lounges exist at other hubs and major Premium Services stations as well, such as JFK, LAX, MIA, ORD, and LHR. Of course, these lounges would be invitation-only.


Basically, think about the airports that have heavy VIP traffic, and you are likely to find a secret lounge there where Premium Services can give dignitaries a little privacy before they walk onto their flights at the very last possible moment.
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GYE has a club
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Originally Posted by ESpen36
There is a secret AA Premium Services lounge at DFW. It is easy to find because it is located just a few doors down from the AC in Terminal A. Look for the PS logo (the eagle wings) and a sign saying "Private." On occasion, I've seen VIPs being escorted to and from the lounge to a Premium Service golf cart that conveniently is parked right outside.

I imagine (but cannot confirm) that such secret lounges exist at other hubs and major Premium Services stations as well, such as JFK, LAX, MIA, ORD, and LHR. Of course, these lounges would be invitation-only.


Basically, think about the airports that have heavy VIP traffic, and you are likely to find a secret lounge there where Premium Services can give dignitaries a little privacy before they walk onto their flights at the very last possible moment.
While you're obviously right, I think the OP was talking about lounges that any F or J pax can access. You're talking about the super secret VIP rooms. I think that you're right, and they're called PS Lounges. Maybe the OP's thread title isn't exactly right...
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