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TBIT One World Lounge Access
Again, I seem to be having difficulty with OneWorld- although this time it may be “me” getting it wrong, as I am confused.
(Last OneWorld screw-up is our British trip in November where BA simply deleted our 5-month-hold of pre-assigned seats from their system to allow one person to grab our seats together in Club World- which I still can not understand… no change of equipment or schedule….. )
Question: Emerald ExPlat members flying out of TBIT on their LAX MIA flights Gate 153 – do [B][I]not [/I][/B]have access to the OneWorld Lounge? I’ve been many times but was denied yesterday while with a client. She said I needed to use the Admirals Club back at Terminal 4. On previous visits do you think I was lucky with the person at the check-in desk? Anyone know how that access works? I looked online, but its confusing. I am sure I have been in same situation at least 5 times previously.
Might have just been lucky before. I think you only get access if you have a same day international ticket, with Emerald
What class of service were you traveling in?
Technically Emeralds have access on the transcons to JFK or MIA (only) if flying First or Business (only):
[INDENT]”customers travelling in First or Business class on U.S. transcontinental flights between JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO and MIA-LAX (and vice-versa) are eligible for lounge access.”[/INDENT]
AAdvantage Emeralds have more restrictive terms, which should be trumped by class of service, but could be where the confusion came from:
[INDENT]”American Airlines AAdvantage® members, regardless of their tier status or class of travel, are not eligible for lounge access when travelling solely on North American flights within or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean.”[/INDENT]
Now, I see that you are right.
That is what the agent had mentioned since we were traveling in Coach.
Instead of being negative, I suppose the previous 5 trips I was bumped up to Biz- and therefore, should be more thankful and positive.