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Guide: Admirals Club / Flagship Lounge etc. Meet Up & Guest Offer

Old Dec 4, 2013, 8:48 pm
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Requests for access are inappropriate and will be summarily deleted.

This thread has been established in the interests of forwarding community, so members with lounge access who choose to extend access to other FlyerTalk members may do so easily. /American Airlines AAdvantage forum Moderator Team

NOTE: Offering to guest in members for cash or consideration violates the FlyerTalk community ideals and FT Rule #10 (in part, "FlyerTalk is not a marketplace and nothing may be offered for sale or barter.") and will result in suspension of FlyerTalk membership and privileges.
Link to American Airlines LOUNGE DASHBOARD thread / lounge directory links.

Format for wiki entries:

INTENTION / DATE / TIMES / AIRPORT / TERMINAL (and LOUNGE TYPE if needed) / handle (and number of guestees if applicable)

For the convenience of those voluntarily updating this wiki, please post your MEETUP or OFFER wholly in the correct format, so that it's simply a matter of copy and paste. If you wish, you can copy and paste and simply edit the info.

Typing it in this way also keeps the info somewhat aligned, making for easier skimming of the list.

Format is obviously irrelevant in cases of 'sitting in X AC now, if anyone wants a chat' and such posts are still most welcome!

If terminal is unknown ( la DFW), perhaps a PM conversation will be required on the day.

Should anyone be interested, all the whys, wherefores, and who-stolen-froms regarding the format we've chosen can be found in post 3 of this thread.

Some examples:
MEETUP / 01-JAN-2001 / 12:30-13:00 / ORD / T3 FL / arsey00
MEETUP / 03-APR-2001 / 18:00-19:45 / LHR / T3 any F / arsey00
OFFER / 05-MAY-2001 / 07:00-08:45 / DFW / PM for term info / arsey00 x2
OFFER / 12-DEC-2001 / 05:00-06:00 / PHX / any AC / arsey00 x2

Offers for non-AC oneworld lounges would look like this:
OFFER / 01-JAN-2001 / 10:00-12:00 / HKG / CX Wing / arsey00
MEETUP / 01-JAN-2001 / 11:00-14:00 / DUB / T1 DAA / arsey00
OFFER / 01-JAN-2001 / 13:00-14:00 / LHR / T5B Club / arsey00
MEETUP / 01-JAN-2001 / 13:30-15:30 / MIA / E OW / arsey00

When posting OFFERs and MEETUPs, please keep the following in mind:
As we all well know, plans change, often at the most inopportune moments. If someone offers to guest and is unable to (or simply chooses not to), we should remain polite. It is, after all, the discretion of the guester to offer as they see fit/are able.

As an OFFER can be construed as a MEETUP but not vice versa, if you only wish to meet other FTers, please post your info as a MEETUP.

If someone is offering guesting into an AC and someone else comes along with an offer to guest into FL, it might be polite to consider that first guester, as well.

Please use the strikethrough code to signify when an offer has been taken, so the possibility for others who might be passing through to meet up remains.

This wiki should eventually be self-sustaining. Anyone with more than 90 days membership and 90 posts and the confidence to do so can edit wikis and should feel free to add their own offers.

Anyone who updates a group of offers should post that they have done so:
'Wiki updated to post XXX'
so the next person knows where to start from. There are times, even for those with wiki-editing privileges, it isn't possible to update such as when one is hurrying through the terminal or using their phone to view FT.

**Information about lounge locations and access can be found on the currently-work-in-progress AA Lounge Dashboard. Hat-tip hat-trick to JDiver, Prospero and Grand Union**


JUNE 2024
OFFER / 07-JUN-2024 / 19:00 - 23:30 / HND / Sakura lounge (J) / vivrant [flying JL J HND-JFK]
MEETUP / 07-JUNE-2024 / 10:00 - 16:15 / HND / JAL First Class lounge / vivrant
OFFER / 08-JUN-2024 / 13:45 - 16:05 / DFW Flagship / FlyFreakquently

OFFER / 19-JUN-2024 / 09:00 - 11:00, 15:00 - 18:30 / MIA Flagship / saltytheseagull
OFFER 26-JUN-2024 / 14:00-18:00 / TPE / CX lounge / RedElmo
OFFER 26-JUN-2024 / 22:00-01:00 / HKG / Wing F, QF, Deck / RedElmo
OFFER / 27-JUN-2024 / 10:30 - 18:30 / DFW Flagship and Flagship First Dining / klaus79856
OFFER 28-JUN-2024 / 19:00-22:00 / SIN / QF/BA lounge / RedElmo
OFFER 28-JUN-2024 / 23:00- 01:00 / SIN / CX lounge / RedElmo
OFFER 29-JUN-2024 / 06:00-08:00 / HKG / Pier F / RedElmo
OFFER / 29-JUN-2024 / 08:30 - 13:11 / LGA AC / Rossodio
OFFER / 30-JUN-2024 / 16:00 - 21:30 / GRU / saltytheseagull
OFFER / 30-JUN-2024 / 17:30 - 19:00 / TPA AC / SpammersAreScum

JULY 2024
OFFER / 01-JUL-2024 / 08:00 - 11:30 / JFK Soho / saltytheseagull
OFFER / 06-JUL-2024 / 14:49 - 16:02 / CLT AC / Rossodio

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Guide: Admirals Club / Flagship Lounge etc. Meet Up & Guest Offer

Old Jun 1, 2007, 3:24 pm
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Guide: Admirals Club / Flagship Lounge etc. Meet Up & Guest Offer

Welcome to the Admirals / US Airways Club and Flagship Lounge Meetup Thread

Please take a few moments to read the terms and conditions here, as these may vary from other, similar threads on FlyerTalk.

A number of members have requested this feature, so we have responded.

This is a new venture for this Forum given that previous threads have tended to become argumentative or / and inject inappropriate personal commentary about other members. We are all in favor of enhancing community, and we will be firm adhering to the TOS / Guidelines and Rules for FT and for this thread in support of that goal.
● The purpose of this thread is primarily to function as a social, community-building tool, not primarily a way to gain free access to the AC, even though that may be offered. It should ideally be used most by people who are already both AC members, or those with admission legitimized by itinerary and status, deciding or offering to meet up.

● Making an offer of guesting others in is permissible under AA Admirals Club Terms and Conditions, and so it is here. The AC / FL agents are there to enforce admission policies, so we will leave it to them to do so. (Discourse on how those members offering are going to cause financial hardship to the AC or deny legitimate members services will be treated as off topic / dilatory.)

● Please list date, time frame, specific lounge, number of guests you can host and any requirements (e.g. "must be flying onward on oneworld", etc.)

● Note most lounges require guests to depart when their host departs; some guest requirements by access or class of service may have further requirements guests be flying out on oneworld flights, etc. It is your responsibility to assure you will meet these requirements.

● We have decided for the moment to not allow posts solely asking to be guested into the lounges at this time. If a member specifically offers guesting, please PM that member, and do so respectfully.

● Those posts not meeting the T&Cs will be summarily deleted.
Thank you, and enjoy. If you have suggestions on changes that you feel would make this thread (or our Forum) more effective, welcoming or information-friendly, feel free to contact our team by PM or using the Alert a moderator function.

Your American AAdvantage Forum Moderator Team

Last edited by JDiver; May 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm Reason: Update
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 8:05 pm
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AA Forum Help Desk: Lounge Access Rules Tips and information about lounge access:

oneworld lounge access for frequent flyers by tier status

Enjoy exclusive access to premium airport lounges around 
the world as anequivalent oneworld Emerald or Sapphire 
frequent flyer member. Members of oneworld airline frequent 
flyer programmes with the equivalent of  oneworld Emerald 
or Sapphire status can use any lounge offered by any
oneworld airline when departing on any flight marketed 
and operated by  any oneworld member airline*, no matter 
in which cabin class they are flying.

(* oneworld flights do not include codeshare flights 
with non-oneworld  airlines, even those marketed by 
a oneworld Member but operated by a  non-oneworld 
carrier or those operated by a oneworld Member but 
marketed by a non-oneworld carrier)

Emerald tier frequent flyers can use First Class, 
Business Class or frequent flyer lounges.

Sapphire tier frequent flyers are welcome in Business 
Class or frequent flyer lounges.

As an Emerald or Sapphire member, your lounge 
access is regardless of which cabin you are flying in.

Emerald and Sapphire members may invite one guest 
to join them in the lounge.

You must be prepared to show your frequent flyer 
membership card, with oneworld Emerald or Sapphire 
status, to access a lounge.

Access to First Class lounges is restricted to passengers 
flying in the lounge operator’s First Class cabin or to 
cardholders with oneworld Emerald status, regardless of 
which oneworld airline or cabin they are flying.

The following exceptions apply:

American Airlines and Qantas offer programmes 
enabling travellers to pay to gain access to their lounges. 
These programmes are not part of the oneworld agreement, 
and members of these programmes are not entitled to 
access lounges under the oneworld agreement.

American Airlines AAdvantage members, regardless 
of their tier status, cannot access lounges when travelling 
on North American itineraries within or between the U.S., 
Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, 
Bermuda and the Caribbean.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold members cannot access 
Qantas Domestic Business Class Lounges.

Customers flying First or Business Class have access 
to the equivalent class of lounge regardless of their 
frequent flyer status. (First Class passengers may be 
accompanied by one guest travelling on a flight 
operated and marketed by a oneworld airline).

Customers flying in Economy class on the domestic 
or intra-European segment to connect to or from 
a oneworld longhaul First or Business Class flight can also 
use the lounge applicable to the class in which 
they are travelling the longhaul segment.

Exception:  American Airlines AAdvantage Program 
members, regardless of their tier status, may not use 
lounges when travelling solely on North American 
itineraries (defined as within or between 
the USA, Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City], the 
Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean). In these cases, 
access rules are governed by American Airlines' own rules
 (i.e. paid lounge-access membership).

Also note: These rules may not necessarily apply to third 
party operated lounges, particularly as relates to guest 
privileges or when flying on onewrold codeshares operated 
by non-oneworld members.

American Airlines Lounge Access

Customer Classification	
Number of Guests

Admirals Club Member	
2 Guests or immediate family*

AAirpass Member	
2 Guests or immediate family*

Citi Executive AAdvantage Primary cardmember	
2 Guests or immediate family*
AA International Premium Class, oneworld International Premium Class	
1 guest (First Class passengers only)

oneworld Premium (top tier)	1 guest

One-Day Pass, Transcontinental Premium Class, Military access

*All guests must accompany the member. Immediate family refers to spouse, 
domestic partner and/or children under 18 years of age.

*Flight sold with AA flight number and flown on AA aircraft.

Must hold AA or partner ticket valid for same-day travel to gain admission.
Additional lounge and guest access for Admirals Club lounges (some AK, AY, CX and JL lounges) see here.

See the Lounge Dashboard "sticky" to determine access under oneworld or reciprocity agreements.

Older and obsolete posts have been archived to ARCHIVE: Admirals Club / Flagship Lounge Meetup / Guest Offer thread

Last edited by JDiver; Jan 18, 2020 at 10:18 am Reason: add guest rules etc.
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Old Jan 6, 2020, 9:06 am
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Flying MAN - PHL - DFW. I will be able to guest one member in MAN as well in PHL on Jan 11th.

OFFER / 11-JAN-2020 / 9:30-11;00 / MAN / BA Lounge Term 3 / srikp
OFFER / 11-JAN-2020 / 14:30-17:00 / MAN / AC Term B-C / srikp
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Old Jan 8, 2020, 2:01 pm
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Flying JFK - LAX - MEL in Qantas First and can guest in 1 person based on cabin. PM me please

OFFER / 13-FEB-2020 / 14:30-22:00 / LAX / Qantas First Class Lounge / Quinlanty
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Old Jan 8, 2020, 11:23 pm
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OFFER / 13-JAN-2020 / 14:30 - 16:00 / AUS / AC / MikeShores
OFFER / 13-JAN-2020 / 17:45 - 20:30 / DFW / AC / TBD / MikeShores
MEETUP / 13-JAN-2020 / 17:45 - 20:30 / DFW / FL / MikeShores
OFFER / 19-JAN-2020 / 09:00 - 10:00 / AUS / AC / MikeShores
OFFER / 19-JAN-2020 / 11:45 - 12:45 / DFW / AC / TBD / MikeShores
MEETUP / 19-JAN-2020 / 11:45 - 12:45 / DFW / FL / MikeShores
OFFER / 23-JAN-2020 / 14:00 - 16:00 / BOS / AC / MikeShores
OFFER / 23-JAN-2020 / 20:30 - 22:00 / CLT / AC / TBD / MikeShores

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Old Jan 10, 2020, 2:27 pm
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At CLT for the next hour. Can guest 2. PM for access.
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Old Jan 10, 2020, 3:19 pm
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OFFER / 13-JAN-2020 / 12:00-14:00 / DEN / AC / safari ari
OFFER / 13-JAN-2020 / 18:00-20:15 / ORD / AC / safari ari

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Old Jan 13, 2020, 7:33 pm
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I'll be at the DFW Flagship lounge from about 3-5pm tomorrow. Will be my first time in there. Let me know if anyone will be around.
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Traveling with two other ladies from ORD through DFW on to QRO for a girls weekend Thursday Jan. 16th Layover at DFW between 9:45am - 10:45am. Any other Flyertalkers around want to meet up and talk points and miles or travel? Sadly, we couldn't book biz so no access to the new lounge. Meet up will have to be in terminal. PM me if interested.
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OFFER / 20-JAN-2020 / 12:00-14:00 / DEN / AC / safari ari
OFFER / 20-JAN-2020 / 18:00-20:15 / ORD / AC / safari ari
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Old Jan 18, 2020, 9:47 am
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Free to enter JFK Flagship lounge for 1.20 afternoon

My flight departure time is 4:30 PM 1.20

if you will be the airport around 1:30-4:30 1.20 please let me know, Im happy to bring someone together with me to AA flagship lounge if youre traveling on the same day...
domestic flight are ok since Im using my BA emerald ..

DM me
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Old Jan 20, 2020, 1:44 pm
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About to spend a few hours in MIA FL, if anyone is around or wants in. Doing the same for almost five hours tomorrow at LHR.
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OFFER / 28-JAN-2020 / 12:00-14:30 / DEN / AC / safari ari
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ORD H/K AC for the next hour or so.
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Old Feb 3, 2020, 1:50 pm
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I have an unexpected connection in TPA
will be here until 17:00
PM If you need access

or just go to the desk and page Stan. The club is surprisingly small.

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