Friday, January 10, 2014

US Airways Lounge / Admirals Club

One of the strangest things about the Citi AAdvantage Platinum is that it comes with no lounge passes. The United Milage Explorer Card and the  US Airways Dividend Miles Barclaycard do. I value these at about 40 dollars a pass (mostly based on free beer consumption), so two lounge passes can really feel like you've offset that annual fee, even if it is something you wouldn't have otherwise bought.

Now that US Airways has absorbed AA, including their name, one would think AA lounge access would be automatic. Well it is if you are a member, but not if you have day passes from your Barclaycard.

Hopefully they change this strange policy soon.

Why do I care? Because only LGA has a US Airways club in the NYC area and I want to go in the admirals clubs in MIA, SFO, and EWR on trips I already have booked.