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Old Dec 29, 15, 3:45 am
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Alaska Airlines "Board Room" lounge at LAX T6

I shall be flying through LAX next week, on AA in First, in T6, where the only lounge I could use is the Alaska Airlines "Board Room", but I realise that for flights within the USA there is generally no lounge access permitted except for members of the airlines' own FF club. I am BA Gold, which is OneWorld Emerald equivalent, and the following caught my attention:

http://efficientasianman.boardingare...-club-members/

However, I cannot find anything 'official' on the Alaska Airlines website. Can anyone confirm whether I would have access to the said lounge? Is there anything 'official' on the web I could print out to use in case of any problems?

I also have Priority Pass, but then I would have to pay for the access, which would be a waste if I am entitled to free access ...

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Old Dec 29, 15, 3:51 am
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Depending on your flights before and after, your BA Emerald is not sufficient for entry, despite what is incorrectly stated on the AA website for LAX. Priority Pass is OK however. It's not a brilliant lounge, you may prefer to use the T4 Flagship (if eligible) and walk down the passage about 45 minutes before departure.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
You may prefer to use the T4 Flagship (if eligible) and walk down the passage about 45 minutes before departure.
If my incoming flight arrives at T6 and my next flight leaves from T6 as well, will I be able to get to T4 at all?
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Old Dec 29, 15, 4:01 am
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I don't think that linked story applies to you.

It can be summarised as equivalence between membership of the Alaska Airlines paid lounge access programme and the American Airlines paid lounge access programme, not anything to do with frequent flyer status.
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Originally Posted by mikebg View Post
Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
You may prefer to use the T4 Flagship (if eligible) and walk down the passage about 45 minutes before departure.
If my incoming flight arrives at T6 and my next flight leaves from T6 as well, will I be able to get to T4 at all?
Again it partly depends on where you have come from and are going to, but the unspecific answer is no admission. The AA agents may allow you admission however.

EDIT: Previous discussions about this here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...l#post25777782

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Old Dec 29, 15, 4:15 am
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Thanks. I guess it will be one of those (now increasingly rare) times when I shall need to pull out my PP card (and some cash ...).
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If my incoming flight arrives at T6 and my next flight leaves from T6 as well, will I be able to get to T4 at all?
Yes, the underground walkway from T4 to T6 at LAX is Airside. AA also has a shuttle bus which travels from T6 to and from T4 from Gate 44 at T4 to about Gate 60 in T6 (not sure if it is 60, 61, or 62, but thereabouts.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by mikebg View Post
I shall be flying through LAX next week, on AA in First, in T6, where the only lounge I could use is the Alaska Airlines "Board Room", but I realise that for flights within the USA there is generally no lounge access permitted except for members of the airlines' own FF club. I am BA Gold ...
Misunderstanding there. For AA Admirals Club it is for most domestic flights (including Canada, Caribbean and most of Mexico) a pay-only system with the exception of OneWorld status, who didn't earn their status on AA. So if you fly on AA as a OWE, you could get access to AA Admirals Club. But as your flight seems to be an Alaska flight, maybe with an AA number, this won't apply.
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You won't get access to the Alaska Airlines lounge in T6 when travelling on AA and using your OWE status - I tried and failed. However, the walk from T6 to T4 through the subterranean corridor is easy, and there is some interesting artwork / historical posters to while away the time. It's probably a 10 minute walk at a brisk pace.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 1:53 pm
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Well, I was there, and the lounge only took Priority Pass, so that's what I did - no point in a long walk to T4 when the lounge opens at 5:00 and my flight was at 6:15.

Originally Posted by Gshumway View Post
If you fly on AA as a OWE, you could get access to AA Admirals Club. But as your flight seems to be an Alaska flight, maybe with an AA number, this won't apply.
No. my flights were all AA flights, and I used the Admirals Club all over the place. My only question was about the Alaska Airlines 'Board Room' at LAX T6.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Gshumway View Post
Misunderstanding there. For AA Admirals Club it is for most domestic flights (including Canada, Caribbean and most of Mexico) a pay-only system with the exception of OneWorld status, who didn't earn their status on AA. So if you fly on AA as a OWE, you could get access to AA Admirals Club. But as your flight seems to be an Alaska flight, maybe with an AA number, this won't apply.
I understood the OP as saying he was flying on AA and wanted to use the AS lounge in T6.
I shall be flying through LAX next week, on AA in First, in T6, where the only lounge I could use is the Alaska Airlines "Board Room",
The OP does not have access to the AS lounge as a BA Gold under these circumstances. If the OP was flying on an AS flight in paid or award First then he could access the Board Room.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 2:31 pm
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AA entered into an agreement with AS to allow all eligible passengers access to the AS lounge at LAX for The fights that used to be operated by US Airways. This is LAX specific, and is clearly spelled out on as.com. The problem is that AA forget to tell AS what the elegibility requirements are. AS insists that only JFK and international pax have access but AA flies neither to JFK nor to any international destination form T6. So, despite what is said on aa.com access is not guaranteed based on OW rules. AA should either update its website or instruct AS to admit OW elites.
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