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Old Apr 15, 09, 12:36 pm
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Concierge Key Membership

I'm being offered Concierge Key membership from AA

I did a search but didn't get any results

Can someone let me know if this is valuable?

Thanks
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Old Apr 15, 09, 12:40 pm
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Not sure why this thread did not show up in the search.
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Old Apr 15, 09, 12:47 pm
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Heck yes it is valuable! They treat you like the real first class of the good old days. It is not something you can apply for. They pick you because you can send a lot of money or lobbying favors their way.
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Old Apr 15, 09, 12:49 pm
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The OP is offered a level of service that is not available for the asking (only if invited) and is free (unless things have changed and AA is now selling it). Is it valuable? It's a little like Global Services at UA. Certainly can't hurt.
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Old Apr 15, 09, 12:50 pm
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Search?
What search?
We don't need no stinkin' search!



To paraphrase Helen Whassername- don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

However- if you are traveling 70-80 times per year or only 1-2 times per year you will value it differently- as always YMMV.
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Old Apr 15, 09, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Blumie View Post
Not sure why this thread did not show up in the search.
Thanks

I guess the fact I typed "Conceirge" was the problem!

Sounds like I should say "yes please"
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Old Apr 15, 09, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by SteveinA2 View Post
Thanks

I guess the fact I typed "Conceirge" was the problem!

Sounds like I should say "yes please"
Indeed you should. If I may be so bold to ask: what are your current flying patterns w/AA?
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Old Apr 16, 09, 6:44 am
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Indeed you should. If I may be so bold to ask: what are your current flying patterns w/AA?
Minimal
I wasn't offered it based on my flying habits with AA

I've read the entire thread and still am not clear if CK includes free lounge access or do I have to still use my BA silver card for that?
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Old Apr 16, 09, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by SteveinA2 View Post
Minimal
I wasn't offered it based on my flying habits with AA

I've read the entire thread and still am not clear if CK includes free lounge access or do I have to still use my BA silver card for that?
CK is not about lounge access. You have your status for that. As a BA silver, you get Business Class lounge access whenever you are traveling on oneworld-marketed, oneworld-operated flights anywhere in the world. CK does not change that.
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Old Apr 16, 09, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by SteveinA2 View Post
Minimal
I wasn't offered it based on my flying habits with AA


By any chance, are you a travel manager or VP or CEO or other executive at a large corporation? Or are you otherwise in a position to influence the travel purchasing decisions of others?
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Old Apr 16, 09, 9:08 am
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By any chance, are you a travel manager or VP or CEO or other executive at a large corporation? Or are you otherwise in a position to influence the travel purchasing decisions of others?
Or given your location in Washington, any chance you're reviewing anti trust immunity applications by day
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Old Apr 23, 09, 5:49 pm
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I just got home from a biz trip to find an invite to CK in my mail! Very nice, indeed!
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Old Apr 23, 09, 6:58 pm
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I just got home from a biz trip to find an invite to CK in my mail! Very nice, indeed!
you must be very very special... can i have your autograph?
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Old Apr 23, 09, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by sak712 View Post
I just got home from a biz trip to find an invite to CK in my mail! Very nice, indeed!
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Old Apr 24, 09, 5:28 pm
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CK Useful!

I've been a CK member for the last 3 years. When it works, it's very useful: AA personnel meet me planeside on arrival at international destinations and walk me through the diplomatic channel at immigration; meet me at check-in on departure and escort me to the lounge, then pick me up at the lounge and walk me through outbound government checks; meet me on domestic connection arrivals and drive me to my connecting gate. Once one even drove me planeside across the tarmac at Heathrow to a connecting BA flight! The only problem is it's inconsistent -- sometimes they're there; sometimes not. On balance, a very good thing!
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