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Old May 13, 22, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
It still has the words "qualifying flight" though. So it isn't all encompassing?
Agree that “qualifying” is definitely a bit vague. Having said that, my guess is that it has to do with some sort of long haul / Tcon qualifier and is purposely left vague.

All of that said, when the boarding pass was scanned, it indicated that I had access so there was fortunately no need to pull up the T&Cs and get into a debate on the meaning of “qualifying”.
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Old May 13, 22, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by ryanbriar View Post
Agree that “qualifying” is definitely a bit vague. Having said that, my guess is that it has to do with some sort of long haul / Tcon qualifier and is purposely left vague.

All of that said, when the boarding pass was scanned, it indicated that I had access so there was fortunately no need to pull up the T&Cs and get into a debate on the meaning of “qualifying”.
Yea, could very well be. That way domestic F can't stake a claim on entry.

I was always under the impression that FFD was accesible to BA a few other F pax in specific locations (subject to negotiated agreements between AA and the other airline). If it is all, that would be a solid step in terms of alliance wide standardization.
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Old May 13, 22, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
Yea, could very well be. That way domestic F can't stake a claim on entry.

I was always under the impression that FFD was accesible to BA a few other F pax in specific locations (subject to negotiated agreements between AA and the other airline). If it is all, that would be a solid step in terms of alliance wide standardization.
But does this recent experience mean it is across the board OW F or did BA just work a deal with AA to let F in. With the move in the near future to T8 maybe this is just to begin the process of letting their Pax have FFD access.

Also, what about arriving BA F to JFK and then domestic AA, can you access FFD? At MIA or DFW?
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Old May 13, 22, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by happiest_at_40000 View Post
But does this recent experience mean it is across the board OW F or did BA just work a deal with AA to let F in. With the move in the near future to T8 maybe this is just to begin the process of letting their Pax have FFD access.

Also, what about arriving BA F to JFK and then domestic AA, can you access FFD? At MIA or DFW?
Based on the wording in the T&Cs, I’d say across the board. Even with the upcoming move to T8, I don’t think they’d work out a deal given the CCR in T7.

I may have that scenario occur in the next few months (BA F inbound connecting to AA domestic) so we’ll see when the time comes.
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Old May 13, 22, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by ryanbriar View Post
Based on the wording in the T&Cs, I’d say across the board. Even with the upcoming move to T8, I don’t think they’d work out a deal given the CCR in T7.

I may have that scenario occur in the next few months (BA F inbound connecting to AA domestic) so we’ll see when the time comes.
Ya good point with CCR I doubt there is a special deal for FFD. I believe though someone else reported a few weeks ago being denied at DFW on route to MIA for BA F. So maybe when its a partner airline its just departing (or maybe arriving) but the flight must "touch" the airport where the FL is. Thats so lame though and makes it confusing . Thats also the logic AA agents at LAX gave me for my miserable experience there in February when I was wrongly denied for FL on a LAX-SFO-JFK FF flight. Maybe they could implement this though for the partner airlines.

Until AA spells it out better we will never know for sure what we can expect.
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Old May 31, 22, 3:04 am
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Is the FL lounge at LAX still closed? The AA site says it's open but haven't read anything
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Old May 31, 22, 4:47 am
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Yes, it is open. I visited there 12May.
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Old May 31, 22, 9:06 am
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Is the FL lounge at LAX still closed? The AA site says it's open but haven't read anything
I think you mean FFD.
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Old May 31, 22, 11:07 am
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I think you mean FFD.
Yes, thanks...is it true that it might just never come back?
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Old Jun 8, 22, 1:22 pm
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Very quiet this afternoon here in MIA. Food is excellent, limited selection of wines, and the white and rose could use a bit more chill.
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Old Jun 8, 22, 1:45 pm
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Very quiet this afternoon here in MIA. Food is excellent, limited selection of wines, and the white and rose could use a bit more chill.
work2fly, did you try the Marinated Steak and/or the Pork Tamales? Was the cooked-to-order food station open?
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Old Jun 8, 22, 2:00 pm
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work2fly, did you try the Marinated Steak and/or the Pork Tamales? Was the cooked-to-order food station open?
They are setting up the made to order station right now. I saw seaweed and marinated carrots, so we'll see what's on offer, and I'll try to report back.
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Old Jun 8, 22, 2:25 pm
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FFD Dining JFK 6/6

Spent a couple of hours awaiting my domestic connection Monday evening. Solid service and all menu items were on offer, though the staff really worked hard to hunt down a bottle of Blue Label. It was very much appreciated versus saying it was not available.





LPGS out of a big glass for maximum aromatic effect…


Figured I’d try the shawarma. It was quite good as a snack.

Massive piece of lamb shank. If I wasn’t stuffed from a day of eating, would have ordered a side of fries and dessert.
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Old Jun 8, 22, 2:33 pm
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Yum!
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Old Jun 9, 22, 10:09 am
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More on the limited wine selection in the MIA FL: The were 2 whites (a Chablis and a domestic chard), one Italian rose, and 3 reds (a chianti, the ubiquitous Textbook cab, and a Toscana). Imagine my surprise when I found myself in the AC later in the evening, asked for a glass of the house red, and it was the same Toscana as in the FL. The wine wasn't bad by any means, fwiw.
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