Presidents Club access question?

 
Old Apr 3, 07, 8:39 pm
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Presidents Club access question?

I am able to access Presidents Club now using my Amex Platinum card. Can someone let me know what is the process of entering the club? Do you just swipe your card and get in or you have to talk to a real person, show Amex Card, show ID and boarding pass?
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Old Apr 3, 07, 8:41 pm
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My experience has been show AMEX, show BP, both are swiped, access granted.
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Old Apr 3, 07, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by TAHKUCT View Post
I am able to access Presidents Club now using my Amex Platinum card. Can someone let me know what is the process of entering the club? Do you just swipe your card and get in or you have to talk to a real person, show Amex Card, show ID and boarding pass?
Boy do I wish FlyerTalk had a "search" feature or "FAQ thread" with lots of Continental information.
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Old Apr 3, 07, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by fs2k2isfun View Post
My experience has been show AMEX, show BP, both are swiped, access granted.
Any way to enter without a boarding pass?
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Old Apr 3, 07, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by TAHKUCT View Post
Any way to enter without a boarding pass?
Yes. Buy a day pass.

But as that defeats the purpose of having the AMEX you can always buy a cheap refundable intra-TX ticket (e.g. IAH-SAT) should you find yourself requiring a boarding pass.
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Old Apr 3, 07, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Cheap Elite View Post
Boy do I wish FlyerTalk had a "search" feature or "FAQ thread" with lots of Continental information.
Thanks Cheap Elite for your suggestions

If you look in Continental FAQ you would realize that that section was started, however, not completed. See last post on this thread: http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthrea...=626679&page=2

Also, searching presidents club yields over 500 posts and none in the past several month specifically discussing my question.
http://flyertalk.com/forum/search.php?searchid=930434
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Old Apr 3, 07, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Cheap Elite View Post
Boy do I wish FlyerTalk had a "search" feature or "FAQ thread" with lots of Continental information.
Just need someone to make an index of sorts on the first posting would be helpful.
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Old Apr 3, 07, 9:02 pm
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Just a FYI - while the FAQ will one day soon have the President's Club post, it is currently being developed (in addition to the two mammoth upgrade posts).
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Old Apr 3, 07, 9:03 pm
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Yes. Buy a day pass.

But as that defeats the purpose of having the AMEX you can always buy a cheap refundable intra-TX ticket (e.g. IAH-SAT) should you find yourself requiring a boarding pass.
That is a good idea. Can I still refund a fully refundable ticket after boarding pass was issued?
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Old Apr 3, 07, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by TAHKUCT View Post
That is a good idea. Can I still refund a fully refundable ticket after boarding pass was issued?
That you can. The ticket is "used" when the agent scans it at the gate.
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Old Apr 4, 07, 3:48 am
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Just a FYI - while the FAQ will one day soon have the President's Club post, it is currently being developed (in addition to the two mammoth upgrade posts).
But that will spoil some of the fun for those who can't wait to make a sarcastic "do a search" post.
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Old Apr 5, 07, 10:03 pm
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Originally Posted by fs2k2isfun View Post
My experience has been show AMEX, show BP, both are swiped, access granted.
And photo ID.
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Old Apr 6, 07, 9:48 am
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And photo ID.
Wow. You have to show more things then when you go through TSA screening
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Old Apr 6, 07, 2:13 pm
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I think you are supposed to show your card and ticket. However, the policy is never enforced the same way twice. Sometimes I just give them the Amex, other times I give them card and Boarding pass, other times they ask for my ID. Basically they always ask for whatever I don't hand them... or when I hand them everything, they tell me all they needed was the card.

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Old Apr 6, 07, 6:33 pm
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Last week, BP/ID/AMEX took about 2 mins.
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