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Admirals Club membership discounts / discount - aren't they wonderful...

Old Sep 16, 06, 11:20 pm
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Admirals Club membership discounts / discount - aren't they wonderful...

Admirals Club® discounts
Admirals Club® discounts are valid for CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card members only. Use promotion code CB1 for renewing members and CB2 for new members. Card members must use their CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card at the time of the purchase to receive Admirals Club® discount. American Airlines may terminate the discount upon 60 days' notice. Admirals Club® membership fees are non-refundable. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer. For a full listing of Admirals Club® program terms, conditions and locations, please visit www.aa.com/admiralsclub. The Admirals Club® discount is effective through August 1, 2007.

The above is a small excerpt directly from Public area of website Is anyone familar with the term of the deal? How much is the discount? "discount can not be combined with any other offer'.- Is the reduced elite rate considered 'other offer'? If yes then this is a meaningless perk to most FT'ers.
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Old Sep 17, 06, 8:27 am
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No. This is a published benefit of the Aadvantage Business Card. I renewed in early summer and the discount was either $20 or $25 off the already discounted EXP rate for renewing the card. I did have to pay with the card to obtain the discount.
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Old Oct 23, 07, 11:17 am
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Admirals Club membership discounts - aren't they wonderful...

For those wanting to enjoy the Platinum Challenge Mileage runs:

"..if you become Platinum within 30 days of joining the Admirals Club, we will refund the difference back to you your original form of payment."
-American Airlines

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Old Oct 23, 07, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by axostech View Post
For those wanting to enjoy the Platinum Challenge Mileage runs:

"..if you become Platinum within 30 days of joining the Admirals Club, we will refund the difference back to you your original form of payment."
-American Airlines
What if you join *after* doing the challenge? I guess it still applies, right?
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Old Oct 23, 07, 11:30 am
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Refund the difference?? What difference?
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Old Oct 23, 07, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by axostech View Post
For those wanting to enjoy the Platinum Challenge Mileage runs:

"..if you become Platinum within 30 days of joining the Admirals Club, we will refund the difference back to you your original form of payment."
-American Airlines
Can you please provide a source for this quote and explain who to contact to process the refund? I fall into exactly the circumstance described here.

Thanks!

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Old Oct 23, 07, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by philpeeps View Post
Refund the difference?? What difference?
The price of AC membership varies with elite status.
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Old Oct 23, 07, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by SuperFlyBoy View Post
What if you join *after* doing the challenge? I guess it still applies, right?
hehe...
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Old Oct 23, 07, 1:47 pm
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Re: American Airlines is wonderful

You drank the KoolAAid, didn't you.

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What has everyone paid for their AC Memberships? Has anyone every been given special pricing offers? I broke down and went for the lifer when they offered it which was around 2500 bucks IIRC, and a buttload of miles. I've used it a whopping TWO times this year. With quick turns and depeaking, finding time to use the clubs isn't as easy as it used to be.

FEES NOW:
Option 1 Option 2
Rate in U.S. Dollars AAdvantage Mileage
Regular Member
New Membership $450 annually 70,000 Miles annually
New Membership
with Spouse** $750 annually 110,000 Miles annually
Renewal Membership $400 annually 60,000 Miles annually
Renewal Membership
with Spouse** $700 annually 100,000 Miles annually
AAdvantage Gold
New Membership $400 annually 55,000 Miles annually
New Membership
with Spouse** $650 annually 95,000 Miles annually
Renewal Membership $350 annually 50,000 Miles annually
Renewal Membership
with Spouse** $600 annually 85,000 Miles annually
AAdvantage Platinum
New Membership $350 annually 50,000 Miles annually
New Membership
with Spouse** $550 annually 80,000 Miles annually
Renewal Membership $300 annually 45,000 Miles annually
Renewal Membership
with Spouse** $500 annually 70,000 Miles annually
AAdvantage Executive Platinum
New Membership $300 annually 45,000 Miles annually
New Membership
with Spouse** $450 annually 65,000 Miles annually
Renewal Membership $250 annually 35,000 Miles annually
Renewal Membership
with Spouse** $400 annually 55,000 Miles annually

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Old Oct 23, 07, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by WingNaPrayer View Post
Has anyone every been given special pricing offers?
Yes, in a targeted promo last year AA sent a free day pass + $50 off if you signed up for an AC membership during the visit. I ended up getting a new membership for $250 instead of the normal $300 EXP price.
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Old Oct 23, 07, 4:48 pm
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Originally Posted by aamilesslave View Post
Yes, in a targeted promo last year AA sent a free day pass + $50 off if you signed up for an AC membership during the visit. I ended up getting a new membership for $250 instead of the normal $300 EXP price.
50 Bucks is nice! How often do you get to use the clubs?
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Old Oct 23, 07, 5:17 pm
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I use the ACs frequently when travelling, regularly during irrops if I can't get help on the cell phone with EXP first (or need BPs resulting from the call,) and occasionally use them for business meetings, interviews and corrective counselling with upper level employees (neutral turf, no gossip - "I have a business meeting at the XYZ Admirals Club, Ginny; I'll be back by 3:00.")

Obviously, everyone's mileage will vary...

axostech has been bitten by the vAAmpire, and is now one of us.

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Old Oct 23, 07, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by WingNaPrayer View Post
You drank the KoolAAid, didn't you.

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Come on. KoolAAid is safe, grape FlaVor-Aid® might kill you.

http://stason.org/TULARC/indulgence/...wn-Guyana.html
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Old Oct 23, 07, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by WingNaPrayer View Post
Has anyone every been given special pricing offers?
I received an offer for a $100 discount when I let my membership lapse (several month period with minimal flying). I had already renewed days before receiving the offer, and they credited $100 back to my credit card.
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Old Oct 23, 07, 10:49 pm
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^^^ to AA on this one. What a nice gesture.
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