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  • citiflyer 1 post

    Hi All

    I’m a BA Silver card holder. I have an upcoming flight in AA domestic first. Can i use the lounge? I read that it is possible for BA Silver/Gold even though AA equivalent can’t?

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,045 posts

    That is correct.

    Absent a few routes admirals club access is a paid for membership and not a perk of status.

    NorthernLass 7,466 posts

    If you are BA Silver/Gold, you can use the AA lounges whichever cabin you’re travelling in. 2 Christmases ago my Silver status got me, my OH and our 17 year old in to the lounge at DCA, though it was very early and pretty much deserted!

    Lyn 191 posts

    Yes, you can use the AA lounges as a OneWorld non-AA Sapphire (BA Silver) member. This includes AA’s Flagship lounges, which are available in a few airports, as well as the normal Admiral’s Clubs. Where a Flagship lounge is available they usually share a lounge entrance desk with the Admiral’s Club. In this case, they will give you a special invitation to the Flagship lounge when you check in at the lounge.

    Just travelling in First would not give access by itself except on a few routes.

    drdan 96 posts

    BA silver gets the lounge, not the domestic First.

    Please note that the AA lounges are fairly uniform and are definitely NOT worth getting to early.

    Dispenser snacks and fountain pop only with a basic hot offering. Enough to fill a hole but not to arrive early for. Paid for bar.

    The Flagships are a step above and worth making an effort to get to.

    Ihar 111 posts

    Quite disappointed with the AA Flagship lounge (last time at LAX). The Flagships have a much better drinks offering and slightly better food, but none were worth getting there a little earlier (as @drdan says).

    e14 251 posts

    Quite disappointed with the AA Flagship lounge (last time at LAX). The Flagships have a much better drinks offering and slightly better food, but none were worth getting there a little earlier (as @drdan says).

    Why would you go the FL was the Qantas closed ? (I have been at LAX at 4 am and the QF wasn’t open then – the FL opened at 4.30).

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