AC Members Now Get AS Board Room Access - Is This New?

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  1. KenInEscazu

    KenInEscazu Gold Member

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    Read this today regard AS Board Room members now getting access to ACs under specific conditions.

    http://thepointsguy.com/2015/08/alaska-board-room-admirals-club/

    I'm not sure from the wording of the article if the reverse is new, but I seem to recall that we (AC members) were not previously allowed access to AS's clubs. This one sentence claims that we now have such access.

    "Admirals Club members are provided access under the same terms — only when flying Alaska, American or US Airways."​

    Is this new, or have I missed opportunities to use Board Rooms in the past? I got stuck for a few hours at PDX last month while waiting to fly to LAX on AS, and I sure could have used a club in which to get some things done.
     
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  3. KenInEscazu

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    Well heck... I guess better to know now than never. I sat there and used up my MacBook battery waiting for our plane to arrive.
     
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    the key here is operated by aa. on AS metal, you get nada.
     
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  5. brodyf

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    AS has been giving me access to the Board Room as a Admirals Club member without asking what flight I'm on all of 2015.
     
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    Lucky dog! Both SEA and PDX have asked me for boarding pass. Do you flash the card? What's your approach?
     
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  7. brodyf

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    I guess they recognize me...
     
  8. Newscience

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    I have access to the Admirals Club through the CitiBank Executive MC, so that probably won't work for me. Unfortunately, AA doesn't issue an Admirals Club lounge access card with this CC the way that UA does with their Chase United MileagePlus VC.
     
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  9. daninstl

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    The Citi Exec AA card (the master account holder card) has the Admirals Club logo on the back and serves as your Admirals Club Membership card but....I'm with you. I'm sure they will make you show a boarding pass more often with this approach.
     
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    Yes, given these circumstances, it's absolutely likely that a boarding pass will be requested should you wish AS club access. "If only" AA would issue club cards to these CC holders the way that UA does for a similar CC. Your UA club card will permit your access to SA clubs worldwide. Unfortunately, without an AA club card, you won't be able to similarly access other airlines' OW clubs.
     
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    to be clear, as an AC member, you get board access when flying AA, AS, US metal.
     
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    I've never had a problem accessing other OW clubs with my AA Exec card but I'm sure experiences vary.
     
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  13. Newscience

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    What about at the OW clubs outside of the US?
     
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    I've never had problems but they usually require a OW boarding pass (Usually I'm on AA or US). I can imagine experiences vary.
     
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    Thanks, daninstl! That is great to learn! :)
     
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    The streak has died. They asked for my boarding pass at the PDX Board Room this morning.
     
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    Maybe they read your post on Milepoint :)
     
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    Were you then denied club entry as an AA elite? :D
     
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    No I still got access. I just showed my Admirals Club card (and Boarding Pass). They just wanted to verify that I was flying AA, AS or US today, which I was.
     
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