CX888 YVR-JFK Lounge Access

Old Jul 18, 12, 7:12 am
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CX888 YVR-JFK Lounge Access

Hi,

Will be flying this route in a few weeks and was wondering if there is any lounge open and/or accessible before the 22:50 flight?

Looking online the CX lounge opens at 22:45 and the BA lounge closes at 20:00.

I will be flying F and will arrive around 8pm at the airport - are there any lounge options available?

Thanks

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Old Jul 18, 12, 12:33 pm
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Generally the CX lounge opens 3 hours before a flight. So if you are travelling at 2250, the lounge would be open at the same time as check in - which is 3 hours prior.
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Old Jul 19, 12, 3:21 am
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Thanks,

Hope you are right as was worried that not many people take the leg from YVR to JFK and as such the lounge would be closed as specified on the CX website.

Will report back my experiences.

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Old Jul 19, 12, 7:58 pm
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My last experience with YVR-JFK (the 11th of this month, so not too long ago) was that there were quite a few people originating in YVR, and that the CX lounge was available to me when I got to it at 21:00.

However, the AA lounge was not available to me for my onward JFK-DCA connection. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
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Just pulling up this old thread.

I am flying in June on CX 889 JFK-YVR in C-cl and holding no OW status. Will I have lounge access at JFK or will the AA exception apply, as CX uses the AA lounge at JFK/T8:

The following exceptions apply:

First and Business Class customers who do not hold Emerald or Sapphire tier status are not eligible to access American Airlines lounges when travelling on solely domestic flights within the U.S. or between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City], the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean; customers travelling in First or Business class on U.S. transcontinental flights between JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO and MIA-LAX (and vice-versa) are eligible for lounge access.
Thank you for sharing your experiences.
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Old May 14, 17, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Air Rarotonga View Post
Just pulling up this old thread.

I am flying in June on CX 889 JFK-YVR in C-cl and holding no OW status. Will I have lounge access at JFK or will the AA exception apply, as CX uses the AA lounge at JFK/T8:



Thank you for sharing your experiences.
CX will issue you with lounge invitation for AA lounge.
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Old May 14, 17, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by G-CIVC View Post
CX will issue you with lounge invitation for AA lounge.
Thank you for this information!
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Old May 15, 17, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by G-CIVC View Post
CX will issue you with lounge invitation for AA lounge.
On CX889 tonight, is it still the temporary AA lounge that we will be issued the invite for?
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Old May 15, 17, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Basi1 View Post
On CX889 tonight, is it still the temporary AA lounge that we will be issued the invite for?
In J, probably. (Although I guess you could use the regular lounge in the satellite concourse.).

In F, I think you should get access to the new International First Class Lounge.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 10:10 am
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YVR-JFK Lounge @ YVR

Quick question just for clarification:

I see CX opened a new lounge in YVR within the last year - is it still possible to access this lounge when traveling C/F YVR to JFK?

I know there are a bunch of weird situations for CA to USA flights due to customs and immigration pre-clearing. Often some lounges are not available in the to US piers - so curious how this flight works at YVR.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 10:40 am
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Yes of course. No customs or pre-clearance in YVR for CX. You land at JFK like any other international flight.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 11:20 am
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That flight is a bit of an anomaly at YVR. Yes, it is US bound, but it departs from the International terminal, so no pre-clearance, but yes to Intl lounge access. IIRC trans-border services only go until 8pm or so at YVR.
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Old Oct 15, 17, 5:58 am
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Preclearance means everyone, regardless of destinations, will have to get off and clear either U.S. or Canada immigration and customs at YVR.

This will significantly complicate operations.
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Old Oct 15, 17, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Preclearance means everyone, regardless of destinations, will have to get off and clear either U.S. or Canada immigration and customs at YVR.

This will significantly complicate operations.
From a passenger's point of view, being able to pre-clear US customs and immigration might make the stop in YVR more worthwhile, but I can definitely see the logistical nightmare for the airline.
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Old Oct 15, 17, 9:28 pm
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Trust me, it's enough of a nuisance to have to deplane and be re-screened manually in the holding pen. You wouldn't want to have to clear passport control, pick up luggage, clear customs, then drop off bags, and then clear security again....all in the middle of the night after crossing the Pacific from HKG!
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