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AAdvantage Elite status card: How is oneworld status shown?

Old Oct 24, 19, 12:25 pm
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AAdvantage Elite status card: How is oneworld status shown?

I made Plat status a couple of weeks ago and received my card and outstanding service certificates from AA today.

Question: Do I use this card for entry into OW lounges? or Will a separate OW Sapphire status card be coming from OW?

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Old Oct 24, 19, 12:38 pm
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No you don't get a separate OW card.

is there not a blue coloured oval blob on the AA card.? That’s what usually indicates your OW status.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by cmtlatitudes View Post
I made Plat status a couple of weeks ago and received my card and outstanding service certificates from AA today.

Question: Do I use this card for entry into OW lounges? or Will a separate OW Sapphire status card be coming from OW?

Thanks! (and sorry to the moderators, please merge to the most appropriate thread.)
There is no separate oneworld status card. Your oneworld status should be indicated on your AAdvantage Platinum card -- perhaps as a blue (sapphire) oval underneath the oneworld logo on your card.

Lounge access would normally be accomplished simply be displaying your boarding pass(es) which should reflect your AAdvantage number and oneworld status. But it never hurts to carry your card with you on your travels.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 12:46 pm
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Thanks everyone. I didn't notice the blue oval - all good - it is there!
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Old Oct 24, 19, 2:14 pm
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The AAdvantage elite status card reflects oneworld status as shown in the red circle.

Green = Emerald (AAdvantage Concierge Key, Executive Platinum

Blue = Sapphire (AAdvantage Platinum Pro, Platinum)

Red = Ruby (AAdvantage Gold)

Link to one world status tier benefits pages

Link to LoungeBuddy oneworld status tier guide
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Old Oct 24, 19, 2:21 pm
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Generally your boarding pass will show your status and be used for lounge access.
I have not seen my card in very long time
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Old Oct 24, 19, 3:21 pm
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I remember once that BA in JFK would not let me in without the card. I think I was flying some codeshare and while my # was on the boarding pass, there was no status mention. They said I would have to go outside security and to the check-in counters to resolve.

The T7 lounge was terrible so not missing much ... but at least one anecdote for why having the card could be helpful.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 3:23 pm
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I remember once that BA in JFK would not let me in without the card. I think I was flying some codeshare and while my # was on the boarding pass, there was no status mention. They said I would have to go outside security and to the check-in counters to resolve.

The T7 lounge was terrible so not missing much ... but at least one anecdote for why having the card could be helpful.
I can't remember the last time my status was not on a OW boarding pass
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Old Oct 24, 19, 3:52 pm
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I can't remember the last time my status was not on a OW boarding pass
Only time that has ever happened to me. Looked up the flight - it was an AA flight # operated on IB metal.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 5:15 pm
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Still' it doesn't hurt to carry the card with you. YMMV
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Old Oct 24, 19, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by jmj9905 View Post
Still' it doesn't hurt to carry the card with you. YMMV
I think my card is buried in my wallet somewhere.

For those of us who came from US Airways, the cards were sometimes needed to access partner lounges, particularly LH. I remember many threads in the old US forum about the LH lounge agents denying entry without the physical card (a printout sometimes worked, this was before phone apps). I remember going to the LH lounges in both MUC and FRA and I would just give them my card with my boarding pass.

I can't remember needing to show my AA card ever since the merger.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by jmj9905 View Post
Still' it doesn't hurt to carry the card with you. YMMV
Definitely cant hurt, although never ever had to use it.

This thread reminded me I never received my updated EXP packet. Requalified in May.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 6:37 pm
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Your card, including its scannable bar code, can be displayed in the AA app and saved to an iPhone wallet (and equivalent with other OS). On the rare chance that something is amiss with your BP, just pull up the electronic version.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 6:53 pm
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Old Oct 24, 19, 8:09 pm
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aztimm in the"old days" it was the same with ba. If you didn't have the card the"lounge dragons" would not let you in. With all the new electronic information you probably don;t need it but as an old timer I still carry it. YMMV
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