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AA reinstated elite kits w/ ID and Luggage Tags for EP and PP

AA reinstated elite kits w/ ID and Luggage Tags for EP and PP

Old Sep 26, 22, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by ESpen36 View Post
Partner lounges operated by third-party contractors that used to require the plastic cards should be equipped to accept the digital cards now.
…"should"…

Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
I haven't run into a lounge that needs the physical card or digital one… out of curiosity, any examples where you need to show the card?
The physical card was so frequently required in situations where no invitation card was received at check-in that I am surprised when I hear anyone say that he has never encountered a need for a physical card before. Many such examples I have experienced personally, all over Africa, and in less-traveled places in Asia. This was in addition to my status being printed on a boarding card. It was also, however, pre-Covid, so I hope the requirement for a physical card is no longer in effect.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 10:48 pm
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Just got my PP luggage tag - it did have my name on it. Wish I got the card, suppose it might be handy to swipe at the check in kiosks.
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Old Sep 27, 22, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
I haven't run into a lounge that needs the physical card or digital one.
Either they scan my BP or I'm handed an invite at check in.
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out of curiosity, any examples where you need to show the card?
Yes, I had to show my card in DBV.
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Old Oct 12, 22, 9:31 pm
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I guess this is old news, but I don't recall reading about it here. Do we get only a single luggage tag now, with no MM recognition? Requalified for EXP a few weeks ago and just received my not-very-exciting package. Talk about cheaping out.
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Old Oct 15, 22, 4:17 pm
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I just qualified for EXP last month, for the first time, and only received one luggage tag, no card. Really low budget.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by ESpen36 View Post
The front desk staff are basically just receptionists and do not have access to scan and verify status on boarding passes, so they would write down the elite number by hand for the lounge operator to bill the sponsoring airline later.
I've also had to show my elite status card to some bouncers to access the elite check-in area. I've never tried showing the digital card, so I don't know if that would be as readily accepted.

I've experienced the need for the physical card at contract lounges years ago. Usually, but not always, those places also accept Priority Pass, so it would be possible to enter even if the receptionists refuse the digital status card.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 11:56 am
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Got my luggage tag requalification EXP "pack" last week. Promptly threw the useless/pointless luggage tag away.

Wish they would have sent a physical membership card instead - that has use.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Majuki View Post
I've also had to show my elite status card to some bouncers to access the elite check-in area. I've never tried showing the digital card, so I don't know if that would be as readily accepted.
On most carriers, my boarding pass shows my one world status. Wouldnt that be good enough on its own?

FWIW I hit EXP in December and dont think Ive received any acknowledgement. Certainly not a card or luggage tags.

Pretty sure I havent seen anything like that since the first time I hit platinum years ago.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 10:55 pm
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I also hit EXP in mid-December. Just received 1 luggage tag and 6 AAplause certs (or whatever they are called now). No physical card, as was the case when I hit PPro. Would it really have cost them anything to add the inscription for million miler status like they used to? Just seems lazy more than anything else.
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Old Jan 25, 23, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by njvandy View Post
I also hit EXP in mid-December. Just received 1 luggage tag and 6 AAplause certs (or whatever they are called now). No physical card, as was the case when I hit PPro. Would it really have cost them anything to add the inscription for million miler status like they used to? Just seems lazy more than anything else.
Or my AAdvantage number? The purpose of the luggage tag is identification in case the bag is separated from me. All it has on it is my name. How many John Smiths do you think there are in the EXP ranks? (no, that's not really my name, but seriously.....)
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