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Citi Prestige/Admirals Club Access
Quick question for anyone who has used the Citi Prestige card for Admirals Club Access. My father-in-law booked my husband and I on AA award tickets…. “Great!” I thought, “I can use my Citi Prestige card to access the Admirals Club lounge in RDU!” A closer look at the ticket he booked and I see it’s on Alaska, not American. Doesn’t appear to be a codeshare — just an AS flight he booked with AA miles.
Any idea if that will still be eligible for Admirals Club Access? I assume not, but what do you guys think — is it even worth trying? How strictly do they check or is it a YMMV situation?
Unfortunately you do have to be flying on American or US Airways “metal.” It can’t hurt to try, though I’d expect to be turned away.
[USER=4]@Lucky[/USER], I’m curious about the exact rules for Prestige holders. The verbiage on the AA site says:
“[B][SIZE=4]Citi Prestige primary cardholders[/SIZE][/B]
You have access to:
[*]All domestic Admirals Club locations
[*]All international Admirals Club locations when departing on the same day on an American Airlines or US Airways operated flight
When you arrive, please present your:
[*]Government-issued photo ID
[*]Citi Prestige card
[*]Boarding pass for same day travel on an American Airlines or US Airways operated flight^
^Citi Prestige Card holder must present a stand-by ticket or boarding pass showing an American and/or American Eagle carrier flight number, valid for travel on such flight and departing within 12 hours of the Admirals Club visit (or, in the case of a visit at an arrival airport, with respect to such a flight that arrived no more than 12 hours prior to the visit.)”
Initially it says for international locations only departure visits are allowed but there is also verbiage around arrivals at the end. We’re flying JFK-CDG-AUH next week and have a 12 hour layover in CDG. The JFK-CDG leg is on AA, the CDG-AUH leg on EY. It would be great to be able to go for a short visit to the city and then be able to come back and use the lounge (seems much nicer than the Priority Pass options). Any chance they’d let us in? Seems unlikely but figured I’d check. Also looked into buying a late departure AA flight on a refundable ticket but most AA metal departures seem to leave early evening.
Actually, please ignore this, the club shuts down at 5pm so it wouldn’t work either way 🙂
[QUOTE=”Lucky, post: 7547, member: 4″]Unfortunately you do have to be flying on American or US Airways “metal.” It can’t hurt to try, though I’d expect to be turned away.[/QUOTE]