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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #90 on: June 15, 2010, 05:29:15 PM »
arnt the lounges after the security? you need a boarding pass to get passed security

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #91 on: June 15, 2010, 05:34:01 PM »
Always? I've seen reports that they sometimes don't ask for it.  Anyone ever try booking a refundable ticket for that day on a Clubs airline and cancelling it? I would assume it would work even if you cancel before you come to the airport as long as you printed your boarding pass.

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #92 on: June 15, 2010, 05:39:10 PM »
Always? I've seen reports that they sometimes don't ask for it.  Anyone ever try booking a refundable ticket for that day on a Clubs airline and cancelling it? I would assume it would work even if you cancel before you come to the airport as long as you printed your boarding pass.
I've always been asked for the BP.
You can refund a refundable ticket at any time, even at the airport.
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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #93 on: June 15, 2010, 05:42:55 PM »
arnt the lounges after the security? you need a boarding pass to get passed security

I am referring to flying on an Airline that doesn't have a lounge and trying to access CO,AA, or Delta lounge.
If they usually ask for a boarding pass from their airline it seems booking and canceling a refundable ticket sounds like the way to go.

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #94 on: June 15, 2010, 06:16:37 PM »
I am referring to flying on an Airline that doesn't have a lounge and trying to access CO,AA, or Delta lounge.
If they usually ask for a boarding pass from their airline it seems booking and canceling a refundable ticket sounds like the way to go.

yes, but remember that some fully refundable tickets sometimes still have a non refundable booking cost...

you could buy some duty free to make up on that ;D

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #95 on: June 15, 2010, 06:26:42 PM »
yes, but remember that some fully refundable tickets sometimes still have a non refundable booking cost...

you could buy some duty free to make up on that ;D
That would def. help. When you're drunk you don't know or care how much $ you're loosing!                                                          
On a side note, my mom flew TLV-EWR  on CO this week,  when she bought duty free (whiskey) instead of delivering it to you on the plane, they handed it to her on the spot. When she was boarding the plane they stopped her and said to either run and return it or to put it in her carry on and check that planeside.  (A little tip for sneaking in extra checked baggage- show up to the gate with it and when they say its too big to carry on they offer to check it planeside for free. You get it back with all the strollers right when you land!)
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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #96 on: June 15, 2010, 06:33:21 PM »
yes, but remember that some fully refundable tickets sometimes still have a non refundable booking cost...
True if you book at the airport.
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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #97 on: June 15, 2010, 06:34:03 PM »
True if you book at the airport.

among other places, as I came to realize...  :(

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #98 on: June 15, 2010, 06:36:34 PM »
Where are there non-refundable fees and where is everything refundable?

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #99 on: June 15, 2010, 11:48:41 PM »
(A little tip for sneaking in extra checked baggage- show up to the gate with it and when they say its too big to carry on they offer to check it planeside for free. You get it back with all the strollers right when you land!)

You don't always get it with the strollers when you land. I was on a fully booked Jetblue plane and there was no room for our carry-on, so they checked it plane-side. When we landed it was not there, they told us it was by baggage claim, but it was not there either. We went to file a claim. Just as they finished the claim the carousel started rolling again and we got our carry-on, an hour later (We did get a $30 credit for the trouble, on a $41 flight...).

It is a very good trick though I think.

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #100 on: July 18, 2010, 10:59:46 AM »
With Amex Platinum, you get the Priority Pass correct? Do you need a bp for that specific airline to gain access to Priority Pass lounges?
Thanks I am just really considering signing up.

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #101 on: July 18, 2010, 11:23:12 AM »
I'll admit...I once had a United flight that got delayed 10 hours (I ended up getting about $400 credit for that) and I bought a fully refundable first class delta ticket on the latest flight out that night. When I got to the lounge 3 seconds later I showed them the boarding pass on my blackberry. Worked like a charm. I sat down, promptly called Delta, and cancelled the ticket. This all happened within about 10 minutes. I don't even think the charge made it to my credit card.

I'm not saying you should do this. It is possible to get screwed. Imagine a guy thinks he will cancel once he boards and then calls and there's a 20 minute hold time and he can't cancel before the other flight takes off and then has to pay for the ticket.
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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #102 on: June 20, 2011, 04:30:16 PM »
does flying buisness/first on a co award ticket get u into lounges

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #103 on: June 20, 2011, 04:32:52 PM »
I'll admit...I once had a United flight that got delayed 10 hours (I ended up getting about $400 credit for that) and I bought a fully refundable first class delta ticket on the latest flight out that night. When I got to the lounge 3 seconds later I showed them the boarding pass on my blackberry. Worked like a charm. I sat down, promptly called Delta, and cancelled the ticket. This all happened within about 10 minutes. I don't even think the charge made it to my credit card.

I'm not saying you should do this. It is possible to get screwed. Imagine a guy thinks he will cancel once he boards and then calls and there's a 20 minute hold time and he can't cancel before the other flight takes off and then has to pay for the ticket.

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Re: airport lounges
« Reply #104 on: June 20, 2011, 04:59:06 PM »
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