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Admirals Club Annual and Citi Executive Card Memberships and One Day Passes

NOTE: See Changes to Admirals Club membership (aa.com)

and Admirals Club rates increasing, new restrictions: 2019 (FT)

for changes that have come to Admirals Club membership.

1 Feb 2019: Annual Membership fees increase

11 Feb 2019:Household Membership discount discontinued

1 Nov 2019: Same day boarding pass on AA, AS or oneworld flight required for Admirals Club access This applies to member, authorized Citi Exec card user and guests.

Guests must be accompanied by the eligible member and present boarding pass for same-day travel on American, Alaska or a oneworld airline.
Link to Admirals Club membership page (including rates, etc.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP (including Citi® AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard®)

1. The most economical way to gain full Club membership is with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard® ($450 annual fee). See Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard®. Also see Link to Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard® Terms and Conditions.

Authorized cardholders flying the same day they fly AA, AS or oneworld (must present boarding passes) are entitled to access Domestic and international Admirals Club locations as well (not Alaska or Qantas Clubs, oneworld or partner lounges, etc. unless eligible under the lounge’s access rules,) and may guest immediate family (spouse, domestic partner and/or children under 18) or up to 2 guests into Admirals Clubs.

2. Annual membership can be purchased from AA. The rate depends on your status. See the page linked to above to determine your fee in US Dollars or AAdvantage miles (you can also use Business Extra Points from the Business Extra account). If you have not held membership, it have had a lapse in membership, there is also an initiation fee. See link

3. "Household" memberships are NO LONGER sold for spouses, people who hold spousal equivalency and registered domestic partners as of 11 Feb 2019. (However, authorized users of the Citi Executive MasterCard have access.)

4. Where members can go
  • Domestic and international Admirals Club locations (not Flagship Lounges)
  • All Alaska Airlines Lounges (when departing on flights marketed and operated by American, Alaska Airlines)
  • All Qantas Clubs (when departing on same-day flights operated by Qantas, or operated by American out of Auckland, New Zealand or Sydney, Australia)
  • Select partner lounges operated by third parties (on same-day flights operated by American)

5. Members may host immediate family (spouse, domestic partner and/or children under 18) or up to 2 guests. They must have boarding passes for AA, AS or oneworld flights the same day.

Thirty day memberships are no longer available as of 25 Jul 2016.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN Admirals Club lounges?

Welcome to the Admirals Club! (link)

What's complimentary:
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • House wine, beer and spirits (complimentary bottom shelf spirits)
  • Light snacks as well as coffee, specialty coffee drinks, tea and soft drinks (now expanded to oatmeal and baked goods mornings, soups, guacamole to order afternoons)
  • Personal use computers with Internet access*
  • Cyber-cafes*
  • Power outlets to help you stay connected
  • Work areas with access to copiers and printers
  • Shower suites*
  • Children’s play areas*
  • Personal travel assistance with your reservations

As well as other amenities for pay, including:

  • Premium brand spirits available for purchase in all U.S. locations**
  • Food for purchase** in most U.S. locations (menus may vary by location)
  • Conference rooms* (discounted member rates and catering available)
  • Admirals Club lounge
*In select locations
**Complimentary in international club locations

Link to Admirals Club Drinks /Spirits Offerings & Policies (link)


ONE DAY PASS

American Airlines also sells a One Day Pass for $59, usable by one person (non-transferable and non-refundable) good for any Clubs* the individual may have access to during their travel day (and if traveling overnight the first Club in the point of arrival the following day if the member can access a inside or Club location).

*one day pass holders may be denied access for capacity reasons at Clubs under refurbishment.

NOTE: The sale of One Day Passes is generally suspended at Admirals Clubs under active refurbishment.

One Day Pass does not offer any membership privileges, and allows no (adult) guest privileges, although up to 3 children under the age of 18 years of age may be admitted at no additional charge with adult One-Day Pass visitor. Those One Day Pass holders purchasing a full Admirals Club membership within 30 days will get a $59 credit applied to their membership fee.

One day pass links no longer work; one day passes may no longer be purchased on line. Purchase one day passes at airport Clubs not under refurbishment.

Notes: *Please note Admirals Club lounges in Canada, Europe, Asia, Central and South America located beyond passport control may not be accessible due to airport imposed restrictions. These include: BOG, CCS, CDG, GIG, GRU, LHR, MEX, NRT, SCL, YYZ.

● Admirals Club has reciprocity agreements for access under specified conditions to Alaska Airlines Board Room, Qantas Club, and some individual lounges (e.g. DUB, DUS, FRA, MXP, ZRH etc. Please use the Lounge Dashboard "sticky" thread to easily find the threads discussing these other airline lounge access requirements and to the master threads pertaining to specific lounges. (These do not apply to One Dap Pass holders.)

● Note: Members are able to contact Admirals Club Member Services (see below) 24 hours in advance even when not flying and request gate passes for themselves and others meeting at an Admirals Club for business purposes:

VISITING THE Admirals Club WHEN NOT FLYING

Members not flying can access Clubs when they have airside access and the airport doesn’t restrict lounge access to departing passengers.

Members can not secure a gate pass from a ticket agent.

Members can not secure a gate pass with merely "declared business purpose" for themselves and others any longer (14 Sep 2016).

Members and non-members can schedule and attend business meetings in the Admirals Club® or Executive Center if they have rented a conference room in a Club with such and are registered on the daily meeting list. See below.

This requires arrangements at least 24 (workday) hours in advance.

FAQ link including a Club access.

Q. I am a member and would like to meet someone at the airport, but I'm not flying today on AA, AS or oneworld airline. Can I get through Security to get to the Admirals Club lounge?

A: No. Only those registered in advance and attending a conference in a rented conference room may have access. Casual access / walking up to the ticket counter to request a gate pass is not permitted; please do not put employees in an uncomfortable position by asking.

To do so you must :
  • Present a valid government I.D.
  • Have your name on the daily meeting list

To add names of those attending an event in a rented conference room to the daily meeting list, call at least 24 hours in advance:
  • Admirals Club number/AAdvantage® number
  • Legal name as it appears on government issued identification for each individual
  • Birth dates, including year, for each individual (maximum of two guests allowed for non-conference room meeting)*
  • Location, date and time of non-conference room meeting

We will arrange for Security clearance with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to allow you to get to the lounge. This opportunity is available for Admirals Club members only (and their authorized guests), and you will be required to show your Admirals Club membership card, along with a government-issued photo ID.

*(Times corrected to current service center hours)


Q. CAN I PURCHASE A FULLY REFUNDABLE AA TICKET FOR ACCESS?

No. It's honestly not a good idea, as this practice is specifically prohibited by American Airlines' Conditions of Carriage (Link):

American specifically prohibits practices commonly known as:

...Fraudulent, fictitious and abusive bookings: Fraudulent, fictitious and/or abusive bookings are prohibited. These types of bookings are defined as ... or to gain access to airport facilities....

CONTACTING Admirals Club

Have questions or comments about our Admirals Club lounges? Need information about locations, membership or club amenities?

Send us an email

Visit our web page

Call us
Within the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico: 800-237-7971

Other locations: 817-963-6100; 817-963-6015 (Fax)

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (CT)

Send us a letter
Admirals Club
4333 Amon Carter Blvd.
MD 5307
Fort Worth, TX 76155


Executive Card - additional information: As one Club employee posted on millionmilesecrets:

"* Here are the rules…I work at the Club

1. Only the primary card holder is a member. Note the word member... The member (or now, authorized user, flying AA, AS or oneworld the same day) is allowed to bring in 2 guests OR immediate family which cannot exceed 2 people over 18 and all children under 18. For example John cannot bring in his wife, his 2 daughters and their husbands. He can bring in 2. If his daughters are under 18 they do not count toward the guest count of 2...

2. Our computers tell us if one is an authorized user. (Your AAdvantage number and if you are a cardholder in good standing - jd.)".

"House Rules" link to updated Club Terms and Conditions, including house rules.

HOUSE RULES
  • During your visit to an Admirals Club lounge, American requires that your attire and conduct are consistent with a professional environment.
  • American asks that you maintain a quiet environment within each Admirals Club lounge and to step outside with any crying or disruptive children or guests.
  • As a courtesy to other guests, please wear headphones when using personal devises such as MP3 players, video games, or DVD players, and refrain from using the speaker feature on any personal devise, including cellular telephones.
  • Smoking cigarettes, pipes or cigars (including electronic products), chewing tobacco, and the use of smokeless tobacco are prohibited inside Admirals Club lounges.
  • American reserves the right to refuse to serve alcoholic beverages to any guest who appears to be intoxicated or is otherwise unruly.
  • Complimentary food, alcoholic beverages and periodicals provided by Admirals Club are for consumption and use inside the Admirals Club only and may not be removed.
  • Airport luggage carts are not permitted inside Admirals Club lounges.
  • Service animals are welcome in Admirals Club lounges. Quiet pets accompanying guests onboard the aircraft are also permitted, provided they remain in their carry-on kennels.
  • Families with small children and nursing mothers may use family rooms in Admirals Club lounges, where available.
  • Any conduct that is deemed by American to be inappropriate, undignified, disruptive, abusive or violent is prohibited, and American reserves the right to remove any member or visitor for such conduct, or for failing to comply with membership terms and conditions.


See Admirals Club History for the history of the Admirals Club.

Older posts have archived. Link to archive thread.


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Old Jul 3, 11, 2:55 pm
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Old Jan 8, 16, 7:06 pm
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Citi Executive Master Card & the Heathrow Lounge - to merge

Can someone confirm that the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard will allow you access to the Admirals Lounge at Heathrow Airport?

I am assuming the access isn't just domestic, but any Admiral's Lounge.

Thanks!
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Old Jan 8, 16, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by cjd3060 View Post
Can someone confirm that the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard will allow you access to the Admirals Lounge at Heathrow Airport?

I am assuming the access isn't just domestic, but any Admiral's Lounge.

Thanks!
Of course; your Citi Executive card comes with full Admirals Club membership.

However, the airport operator HAH restricts airline lounge use to those departing the same day from the terminal housing the lounge.

We will merge this into the appropriate lounge thread, which can be accessed from the lounge dashboard post in the http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...so-irrops.html "sticky" thread.
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Old Jan 8, 16, 7:50 pm
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Yes, it allows access to any AA lounge in the world. The world! Also the prestige allows access when you have an AA flight. In the world!
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Old Jan 8, 16, 7:58 pm
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Yes, it allows access to any AA lounge in the world. The world! Also the prestige allows access when you have an AA flight. In the world!
No, it doesn't, really; there are conditions. Some airports restrict airline use to those departing the same day from the terminal the lounge is situated.

Notes: *Please note Admirals Club lounges in Canada, Europe, Asia, Central and South America located beyond passport control may not be accessible due to airport restrictions. These include: BOG, CCS, CDG, GIG, GRU, LHR, MEX, NRT, SCL, YYZ.
If not flying one must contact Admirals Club over 24 hours in advance and declare a business reason to arrange for access to most airside lounges.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...er-thread.html
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Old Jan 9, 16, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by hiima View Post
Yes, it allows access to any AA lounge in the world. The world! Also the prestige allows access when you have an AA flight. In the world!
Also, AA operate some lounges that aren't included in an Admirals Club membership or the Prestige card access scheme, such as Flagship Lounges and the Arrivals Lounge at Heathrow.
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Old Jan 11, 16, 12:50 pm
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So I just got the card. I was an existing member of the Admirals Club (bought the membership in Nov, 2015). Has anyone that was already a member of the club had a problem getting a pro-rated refund of their club membership? Also does anyone have any experiences with $5000 Change fee/ Cancellation Benefit? What is the easiest way to invoke it? I just added my wife as a authorized user. It looks like people are having success as a Secondary getting into the Admirals Club. Has anyone been blocked and have to plead their case? Also do you get an Admirals Club membership card like a regular membership?
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Old Jan 11, 16, 1:24 pm
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Also do you get an Admirals Club membership card like a regular membership?
You don't get a separate Admirals Club card. You use your Citi Exec card when you first check into the AC. It should have your AC logo on the back of the card. Authorized users will not have the AC logo, but your wife should have no problems getting in. So they say.
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Old Jan 13, 16, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by cheaptom View Post
You don't get a separate Admirals Club card. You use your Citi Exec card when you first check into the AC. It should have your AC logo on the back of the card. Authorized users will not have the AC logo, but your wife should have no problems getting in. So they say.
Again, not all Exec cards have the AC logo. Mine does not, but no problems getting into the club.
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Old Jan 17, 16, 6:07 pm
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Previously issued award ticket now on Citi Reduced Mileage Award List

Has anyone had success obtaining a mileage refund for a previously issued Milesaaver ticket at 25K which is to a destination now on the list for Citi's Reduced Aadvantage award? I know you can reticket awards at no charge if the origin and destination remain the same however if there is not presently Milesaaver availability would I be able to just receive the refund in miles?
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Old Jan 18, 16, 7:37 am
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I doubt you'll be able to get a re-booking of your award ticket just to take advantage of a new reduced mileage chart (just as AA does not offer refunds so you can take advantage of new lower fare availability on the revenue side).

You could cancel and rebook at the lower reduced mileage rate if there were award availability, but then you'd be subject to an awards redeposit fee, unless you're EXP.
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Old Jan 18, 16, 8:22 am
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No harm in calling to ask. AA does not charge a fee to upgrade an award reservation (Y to J, F), would be interesting to see if it also works in reverse.
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Old Jan 19, 16, 6:57 am
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Please let me know what you find out. I'm in the same boat.
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Old Jan 19, 16, 8:47 am
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No harm in calling to ask. AA does not charge a fee to upgrade an award reservation (Y to J, F), would be interesting to see if it also works in reverse.
It doesn't work in reverse.

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Old Jan 24, 16, 7:32 pm
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Reduced Mileage awards

I see the charts on AA.COM still reflect dec through March. When do they update these? Considering April or May travel but don't see which cities eligible and two months makes it tough anyway. Calling got me nowhere,..
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