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Old Mar 23, 17, 2:08 pm
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SCL / Santiago, Chile: Admirals Club (yes) arrival lounge (no)

Is there an Admirals Club or arrivals lounge at SCL, Santiago? The lounge location function on AA web site that shows where the lounges are worldwide is not working. I will by arriving in J on a LAN flight from Miami early in the morning at 7:30am and would like to shower before going into the city, since it will be too early to check into our hotel.

For outbound from Miami is the LATAM or AC lounger preferable?
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Old Mar 23, 17, 2:43 pm
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The Admirals Club at SCL is located airside, beyond passport control, in the international departures zone. As a result, the club is not available to arriving passengers who are either terminating at SCL or connecting to a domestic flight inside Chile. As far as I know, there is no lounge available landside for arriving passengers.

However, the Holiday Inn (directly across from the airport) does offer day use rates. I have taken advantage of this opportunity in the past. Just call them up and make a reservation!
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Old Mar 23, 17, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by ESpen36 View Post
The Admirals Club at SCL is located airside, beyond passport control, in the international departures zone. As a result, the club is not available to arriving passengers who are either terminating at SCL or connecting to a domestic flight inside Chile. As far as I know, there is no lounge available landside for arriving passengers.

However, the Holiday Inn (directly across from the airport) does offer day use rates. I have taken advantage of this opportunity in the past. Just call them up and make a reservation!
If I end up returning from South America EZE-SCL-MIA on LAN can I use the AC during the connection in SCL? Or will I have to use the LATAM lounge? This is likely the routing I will be on going home after vacation but I am not ticketed yet.

Update 6/9/17: I am now ticketed on LAN 442 to LAN 500 but my connection time in SCL from the EZE flight is only an hour. I doubt I'll have any time to visit any lounges. Will this be enough time to get the luggage onto the SCL-MIA flight?

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Originally Posted by susiesan View Post
If I end up returning from South America EZE-SCL-MIA on LAN can I use the AC during the connection in SCL? Or will I have to use the LATAM lounge?
The LATAM lounge at SCL is far preferable to the AC-- it's spread over two floors and just opened about two years ago.
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Originally Posted by susiesan View Post
If I end up returning from South America EZE-SCL-MIA on LAN can I use the AC during the connection in SCL? Or will I have to use the LATAM lounge? This is likely the routing I will be on going home after vacation but I am not ticketed yet.

Yes, if you are traveling EZE-SCL-MIA on LAN and you are flying in Business OR you have OW Emerald or OW Sapphire status on any carrier, then you can use the Admirals Club while you are connecting at SCL.

You might find the LATAM lounge preferable, but I personally am a fan of the AC and I know the staff there.
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Old Mar 23, 17, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by ESpen36 View Post
As a result, the club is not available to arriving passengers who are either terminating at SCL or connecting to a domestic flight inside Chile. As far as I know, there is no lounge available landside for arriving passengers.
Right, there is no arrivals lounge landside. There is a pay lounge in domestic departures (after security), called Pacific Club. Some credit cards as well as Priority Pass have access, but no airline FFP, not even LA. Pacific Club has one or two showers. It's rather basic, but serves the purpose ...
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The LATAM lounge at SCL is far preferable to the AC-- it's spread over two floors and just opened about two years ago.
Agreed. As far as physical space goes, it is probably the nicest business class lounge in the Americas. As I was the first "ticketed passenger" ever in the lounge (the afternoon it first opened), it will "always be a special place" for me.

It is hard to find if you're a connecting passenger, or entering the airport any way other than the LATAM Preferente check-in.
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The Holiday Inn opposite the airport I believe has pay for arrivals facilities. Had a six hour layover there so mooched in the lobby area there.

On departure, fully agree that that LATAM lounge is the place to go; it's a lovely lounge for a business class level one with some fabulous red wines there too. If you have Vivino, always worth giving the labels a scan.
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AC does not have showers. The LATAM Lounge does, it also has beds for resting on the second floor (they are hard to find, in a door next to a large conference table area); I prefer that the LATAM lounge too as they have much better bathrooms (full walk in room with toilet and sink).
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AC does not have showers.
I know it has at least one because I used it in May.
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The master thread for the SCL Admirals Club is http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...er-thread.html. Please continue discussion of the SCL Club or ask your questions about it there. (Yes, it has showers.)

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Yes, if you are traveling EZE-SCL-MIA on LAN and you are flying in Business OR you have OW Emerald or OW Sapphire status on any carrier, then you can use the Admirals Club while you are connecting at SCL.

You might find the LATAM lounge preferable, but I personally am a fan of the AC and I know the staff there.
You can also use the SCL AC if you're a member, of course.
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While the SCL AC definitely does have a shower (two, I believe IIRC) the LATAM Lounge has much nicer (and many more) showers.

Visiting the SCL AC always feels like stepping back in time. I don't think the place has been remodeled since the 1990s, or maybe even earlier.

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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
While the SCL AC definitely does have a shower (two, I believe IIRC) the LATAM Lounge has much nicer (and many more) showers.

Visiting the SCL AC always feels like stepping back in time. I don't think the place has been remodeled since the 1990s, or maybe even earlier.

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Try MEX for some serious deja vu.
True, but their margaritas will help you get over the time warp!
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