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Old Mar 25, 15, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by bbmatt View Post
I don't think the LAX aangels ever check cuz all flights out of T4 are AA, except for that late night qantas one?
There's a tunnel that connects t4 with 5&6, so ua, as, dl, us can go to t4.
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Old Apr 19, 15, 5:27 pm
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Citi Prestige Admirals Club Access

I am really curious about an edge case:

As a Citi Prestige cardholder, would I have Admirals Club access on an AA-operated domestic flight I booked as a BA award/reward with Avios?
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Old Apr 19, 15, 5:52 pm
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As long as the flight is on AA/US metal.
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Old Apr 19, 15, 7:41 pm
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I use AC with AA flights booked with avios all the time
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Old Apr 19, 15, 7:47 pm
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I thought you can get in at any Admirals Club as long as you show your prestige card at the reception (not necessarily have to take AA flight)....
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Old Apr 19, 15, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by uclacolumbiaunc View Post
I thought you can get in at any Admirals Club as long as you show your prestige card at the reception (not necessarily have to take AA flight)....

No, you definitely need to have some AA/US ticket
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Old Apr 20, 15, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by uclacolumbiaunc View Post
I thought you can get in at any Admirals Club as long as you show your prestige card at the reception (not necessarily have to take AA flight)....
Originally Posted by NDN View Post
No, you definitely need to have some AA/US ticket
+1

What you describe is what you can do if you actually have full Admirals Club membership. Only card that grants that is the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 2:59 am
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Do I need to carry Prestige plastic for AC or PP lounge entry? Citi exec was tied to the AA# and it rarely took precious real estate in the wallet.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 5:27 am
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Originally Posted by carsnoceans View Post
Do I need to carry Prestige plastic for AC or PP lounge entry?
You need to carry the Prestige card for Admirals Club entry. Prestige does not provide an Admirals Club membership, thus no link to your Advantage account.

You need to carry the Priority Pass card to enter other lounges.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by uclacolumbiaunc View Post
I thought you can get in at any Admirals Club as long as you show your prestige card at the reception (not necessarily have to take AA flight)....
There have been some recent reports of some lounges (mostly the ex-US Airways Clubs) not requesting to see the boarding pass when checking in with a Prestige Card, but that is not the official policy.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
You need to carry the Prestige card for Admirals Club entry. Prestige does not provide an Admirals Club membership, thus no link to your Advantage account.

You need to carry the Priority Pass card to enter other lounges.
That's what I thought too. Thanks for confirming it.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by dw View Post
There have been some recent reports of some lounges (mostly the ex-US Airways Clubs) not requesting to see the boarding pass when checking in with a Prestige Card, but that is not the official policy.
That's either a) a courtesy, b) a mistake, or c) intentional if Citi pays per entry, either way don't expect it last long once people start expecting it
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Old Apr 20, 15, 1:25 pm
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That's either a) a courtesy, b) a mistake, or c) intentional if Citi pays per entry, either way don't expect it last long once people start expecting it
I'm pretty sure it's a mistake being made by agents on the US-side who are not accustomed to the AA entry rules; however I am sure that will change over time. I've had a few instances as of late where the US-side agents got flustered trying to process my Prestige card and just waived me in without recording the entry.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by dw View Post
I'm pretty sure it's a mistake being made by agents on the US-side who are not accustomed to the AA entry rules; however I am sure that will change over time. I've had a few instances as of late where the US-side agents got flustered trying to process my Prestige card and just waived me in without recording the entry.
I agree. Over the last week, the attendant at EWR asked for a boarding pass and scanned it (FWIW it was a US boarding pass and still got me in), while the attendant at PHX (US-legacy club) did not ask for my boarding pass.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by WheelsFirst View Post
That's either a) a courtesy, b) a mistake, or c) intentional if Citi pays per entry, either way don't expect it last long once people start expecting it
Last night I presented the Prestige card and photo ID at DFW terminal C club and no boarding pass was requested. No other carrier flies from terminal C, but could have taken the SkyTrain . . .
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