Another Ridiculous Thread™ : the various ways of getting in to the SC without holding membership

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  1. Kohoutek
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    [​IMG]

    Just stand outside the doorway, lookin' good, and hope to be noticed.

    Are there other ways?
     
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    I have gotten a free pass from a GA for volunteering to take a VDB before..
     
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    "DYKWIA?"
     
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    Hey I saw you, OP, outside the CR/SC on Concourse C in ATL today. I hope I didn't crush your foot with my luggage when I went past you on my way in. [​IMG]
     
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    There used to be just one club in Vegas and it was for some obscure airline that I didn't fly. I had no problem standing outside the door and asking if I could enter as a member's guest. Usually people thought it was a terrific idea and not only took me in, but also advised that they would steal my idea for future use.

    Disclaimer: I must admit that it was originally Rudi's idea. While I don't specifically remember, I imagine that his request was accompanied by chocolate. :D
     
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    Buy a one day pass ;)
     
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    Attend the ATLDO (and its pre-DO events).
     
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    A few times I've seen people being declined access due to what I consider techincal reasons. (The main situation these pax have an Amex Platinum card and are flying on a DL-marketed codeshare operated by a different carrier, which, with Amex, doesn't get you in.)

    As long as they're being courteous to the agent and not doing a DYKWIA, if I can pick up their name from their BP, I've said - "[Charlie] (or whatever their name is), is that you? I'm [NYBanker]; I haven't seen you in ages. How is [Sally]?" Then, to the agent, "Could I bring him in as my guest?" I don't do this for people who are fighting with the agent or who have no basis at all to even try to come in the club.

    One time, the customer didn't play along - and walked out - but 4 or 5 other times the person quickly figures out what I'm doing and plays along.

    The agent always tries to get the last word in - and reminds me that my guest must leave when I leave. That hasn't been enforced as best I can tell.
     
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    Yes, It was Rudi's idea .. to ask to be 'guested' or whatever .. and a very good idea for sure..
    I've admittedly never used it, but like NYBanker I've provided access to many as my guest, particularly overseas..
    always enjoyed doing so, since it made me feel good & I also enjoyed the company! :)
     
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    This wasn't on DL, but I was flying TransAtl with a group of 6 - only another friend and me in C. He and I used our BPs to get in. Another friend had another airline's credit card. He showed at the entrance to the lounge, and the agent pointed out that it was for another airline. He pointed at it and said, "It's got an airplane on it!" She laughed and let him in.
     
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    I will be happy to guest anyone with a FlyerTalk yellow bag tag (hummmm how about a yellow milepoint tag now Randy? )
     
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    Seems like using guest privileges to guest in a cute gal or guy is a great idea
     
  13. Mike1625
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    I have an old "crown room" 1 time pass from Mycokerewards.com , (and an Amex Plat) ... I sure hope one day when I go to redeem the old pass (with no expiration date) it works .... that is one way to get in - keep old things.
     
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    One way was that I got a "Hungarian to English Phrasebook"(I'm a big MP fan so someone bought me one for my birthday) ,walked into a SC and said "My hovercraft is full of eels" to the lounge dragon(while pointing at the phrasebook,of course), hoping she was a MP fan. She was,and while laughing up a storm responded "You have beautiful thighs" :pand let me in. Before I left, I showed her my Morning Calm Premium card and my DL BP. :D
     
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    Another 'wasn't on DL', but I was flying CO and had a lounge pass (from my CO credit card). I went to the lounge and since I also had a connecting flight I asked the agent if the pass was good all day or just for one visit. She said only one visit and I replied, "Thanks, then I'll use if for my connecting flight." A lounge member nearby heard my conversation and offered to guest me. The agent said he could only guest me if we were on the same flight. It turned out we were! So even though the agent was sticking to the rules, the lounge gods were with me. A special thanks to all those members that guest strangers.
     
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    What rule did the dragon cite about the guest needing to be on the same flight? I've never heard of this restriction, although it is technically correct that the guest must leave with the lounge when the host does. (I don't think the larger clubs have a way of enforcing this.)
     
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    I have no idea. My guess is that she was in a bad mood and knew I was getting a freebie so was sticking to some arcane rule. I was never in that situation before so I didn't know if my being on the same flight was a rule. Luckily we were on the same flight.
     
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    Another CO employee making up a rule (aka telling a lie to a customer).
    (Since PClub members do not have to show a BP when entering, the member and his/her guests do not need to be on the flight.)
     
  21. Kohoutek
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    I'd like to get into the SC so I could see this for myself:
    DiamondHat.jpg
     
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    Note that there is no expiration date. I have some DL drink chits from '95, and they are still accepted.

    And that worked for you for the reason that Kohoutek stated- lookin' good.

    If I were to try it, they'd call the police.
     
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    Has Kohoutek found the fellow in Thomas Hudson's post on FT?

    As to Kohoutek's CRC pass, note the 'no Tee Shirts' policy!
     
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    Where was this taken?
     
  25. Kohoutek
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    That's good to know. I've been saving mine for a rainy day.
     
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