AA J Ticket on Air Tahiti Nui

Old Mar 9, 2024, 10:26 am
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AA J Ticket on Air Tahiti Nui

Has anyone had experience getting into the Star Alliance Lounge when flying J on an AA codeshare from LAX-PPT with Air Tahiti Nui? Wife and I have a six our layover in LAX in a couple weeks and assuming AA issues our TN boarding pass at our origin we would like to go straight to the Star Alliance Lounge that TN uses at LAX over at TBIT, however, I remember reading somewhere that TN issues a pass for individuals checking in at LAX (which we won't be doing) and that's required to get into the Star Alliance Lounge. Obviously going to walk over and try regardless unless people on here say otherwise, but not going to be entirely thrilled if we ahave to exit security when TN's check-in opens just to get a lounge pass when we already have our boarding pass.
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Old Mar 9, 2024, 10:51 am
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Are you actually booked on the AA-codeshare or are you on the TN prime flight number? There are reports over the years that TN refuses to provide lounge access to J customers booked on AA-marketed TN-operated flights.

They also make a vague reference to this on their LAX page that "For American Airlines passengers, please contact American Airlines for more information on lounges."
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Old Mar 9, 2024, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by SCChris
Are you actually booked on the AA-codeshare or are you on the TN prime flight number? There are reports over the years that TN refuses to provide lounge access to J customers booked on AA-marketed TN-operated flights.

They also make a vague reference to this on their LAX page that "For American Airlines passengers, please contact American Airlines for more information on lounges."
Its the AA codeshare. I saw the contact AA part but we all know thats useless.
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Old Mar 9, 2024, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by umaa83
Has anyone had experience getting into the Star Alliance Lounge when flying J on an AA codeshare from LAX-PPT with Air Tahiti Nui? Wife and I have a six our layover in LAX in a couple weeks and assuming AA issues our TN boarding pass at our origin we would like to go straight to the Star Alliance Lounge that TN uses at LAX over at TBIT, however, I remember reading somewhere that TN issues a pass for individuals checking in at LAX (which we won't be doing) and that's required to get into the Star Alliance Lounge. Obviously going to walk over and try regardless unless people on here say otherwise, but not going to be entirely thrilled if we ahave to exit security when TN's check-in opens just to get a lounge pass when we already have our boarding pass.
I would pick the Flagship lounge over the *A business lounge IMO.
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I would pick the Flagship lounge over the *A business lounge IMO.
Ditto. I would also pick the FL over the OW J lounge - but that is not an issue for OP.
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We don't have access to the flagship lounge as it's not a OW operated flight. We can sit in the LAX AC for a period of time which is fine, but would just prefer to move to the Star Alliance Lounge that TN uses assuming we can with just our AA boarding pass. Just don't want to walk over to TBIT and get denied entry because we don't have this "lounge pass" and then either walk back to the AA AC until TN checkin opens or figure out a restaurant to sit in.
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Go to the AC and ask an agent to call the Star lounge to see if you can access it
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Old Mar 9, 2024, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO_FT
Go to the AC and ask an agent to call the Star lounge to see if you can access it
That's a good idea and will probably go that route.
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I thought TN was an associate member of OW?
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Originally Posted by jmj9905
I thought TN was an associate member of OW?
Unfortunately they arent. Fiji Airways is a oneworld connect partner though.
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Originally Posted by umaa83
Its the AA codeshare. I saw the contact AA part but we all know thats useless.
Multiple times I have been denied access on an AA codeshare revenue ticket however husband was granted access on an AA award ticket that had a TN prime flight number.
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Originally Posted by FrontOfTheCurtain
Multiple times I have been denied access on an AA codeshare revenue ticket however husband was granted access on an AA award ticket that had a TN prime flight number.
I've seen reviews stating this but they were all from several years ago, but of course noticed this after booking. There were be a small scene caused if this happens as no where on Air Tahiti or AA's website does it state AA codeshare flights are excluded from accessing TN lounges, just "contact AA for lounge access" on the TN website which is of zero help of course.

Or we could just do what my wife wants to do which is take an UBER to the IN & OUT and sit at the park for several hours, however, I'm trying to avoid the scrum that is airside LAX lol. I believe Uber Black does curbside pickup at LAX to avoid the crowds for LAX-IT so that might be the least painful option. Now for someone to tell me Uber Black no longer does LAX curbside pickup haha.

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I've seen reviews stating this but they were all from several years ago, but of course noticed this after booking. There were be a small scene caused if this happens as no where on Air Tahiti or AA's website does it state AA codeshare flights are excluded from accessing TN lounges, just "contact AA for lounge access" on the TN website which is of zero help of course.

Or we could just do what my wife wants to do which is take an UBER to the IN & OUT and sit at the park for several hours, however, I'm trying to avoid the scrum that is airside LAX lol. I believe Uber Black does curbside pickup at LAX to avoid the crowds for LAX-IT so that might be the least painful option. Now for someone to tell me Uber Black no longer does LAX curbside pickup haha.
If you don't need to haul luggage, you could walk to either LAX-it or the In-n-Out directly. It's not scenic but not far either.
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Originally Posted by umaa83
Or we could just do what my wife wants to do which is take an UBER to the IN & OUT and sit at the park for several hours, however, I'm trying to avoid the scrum that is airside LAX lol. I believe Uber Black does curbside pickup at LAX to avoid the crowds for LAX-IT so that might be the least painful option. Now for someone to tell me Uber Black no longer does LAX curbside pickup haha.
Is your wife is single? That sounds like a better idea than sitting in a lounge all day.

LAX is a bit of a mess curbside with all the construction, the LAX it buses are extremely frequent. I know at ORD Uber Black haven't yet been booted from T5 like everyone else, and according to Uber's site they still pick up from the curb at LAX too.
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Originally Posted by umaa83
I've seen reviews stating this but they were all from several years ago, but of course noticed this after booking. There were be a small scene caused if this happens as no where on Air Tahiti or AA's website does it state AA codeshare flights are excluded from accessing TN lounges, just "contact AA for lounge access" on the TN website which is of zero help of course.

Or we could just do what my wife wants to do which is take an UBER to the IN & OUT and sit at the park for several hours, however, I'm trying to avoid the scrum that is airside LAX lol. I believe Uber Black does curbside pickup at LAX to avoid the crowds for LAX-IT so that might be the least painful option. Now for someone to tell me Uber Black no longer does LAX curbside pickup haha.
Uber Black will pick up curbside at LAX, although I've had several cancel when they find out where I'm going (I live in El Segundo right next to the airport). In-and-out is walkable if you don't want to deal with traffic at LAX and would take about 20 min from TBIT. Not sure if you have the Platinum Amex, but the Centurion Lounge is another option at TBIT.
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