See if your itinerary and elite status will qualify you for a layover in a oneworld airport lounge.
- For the purposes of determining lounge access for American Airlines AAdvantage members or those flying in AA premium cabins, AA defines International as being a trip to a country outside of North America (the USA, Canada, Mexico [excluding Mexico City], the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the Caribbean). American Airlines AAdvantage members, regardless of their tier status or class of travel, are not eligible for lounge access when travelling solely on domestic U.S. flights.
- Lounge access is not applicable for SriLankan Airlines’ FlySmiLes Platinum and Gold members travelling in Economy class out of Male (MLE), Gan (GAN), Trivandrum (TRV), Tiruchirappalli (TRZ), Chennai (MAA), Madurai (IXM), Bangalore (BLR), Cochin (COK), Coimbatore (CJB) and Hyderabad (HYD) to Colombo (CMB) and vice versa on SriLankan Airlines-operated flights. It will also apply to SriLankan Airlines FlySmiLes Platinum and Gold members booked on an international itinerary arriving on a flight of less than 5 hours duration and connecting via CMB to and from any of the above-mentioned short haul sectors. This exception does not apply to other member Emerald and Sapphire customers.
- To be eligible, you must be departing on a flight that is both marketed and operated by a oneworld member airline
- Eligible clubs are those operated by oneworld airlines. Access may not apply at select third-party lounges.
- Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold members, regardless of their oneworld tier status, cannot access Qantas Domestic Business Lounges.
- Excluded lounges and amenities: Qatar Airways’ Al Safwa First and Al Mourjan Business lounges in Doha (DOH) and Qatar Airways’ Premium Lounges at London (LHR) and Paris (CDG) are excluded. Arrivals lounges are excluded. Spa and Pre-Flight Dining facilities are excluded. British Airways’ Concorde lounges are excluded.
- This wizard is for information only, and cannot be held liable in case of incorrect information; it was deemed correct per rules posted on oneworld.com as of 1 Apr 2021.
20 thoughts on “oneworld Lounge Access Wizard”
Thanks for this tool. Most of my travel is international. Without this tool, I did not realize that as a PLT I get access to the AC automatically. It may save me some money when my AC renewal comes up next year.
John – you’re very welcome. As a frequent international traveler on oneworld carriers myself, I’ve found learning the rules has been a big help at saving a few bucks. Glad to see you’re in the same boat, and I hope others can benefit too!
Very useful, thanks. Am now living in the US for a while but with BA Silver traveling domestic economy a lot with AA so it sounds like I’ll still have lounge access.
Yep, Jonathan, that’s how the rules read. Hopefully you can maintain your BA Silver status in future years to maintain lounge access.
Hi, thank you very much for this tool! Is there a difference if I am flying on an award ticket? I don’t see that option in the selection.
As long as you enter the Class of Service information correctly, I believe there’s no difference.
Quick question. I am flying on Malaysian Airlines and have BA silver status. Will I be able to bring in my my friend who’s flight number number is Malaysian Airlines but is operated by Thai Airlines. Same day/Same distination…
If you have the executive citi American credit card will you have acess to the flagship american lounge?
Better late than never – the Citi AAdvantage Executive card includes full Admirals a Club membership.
Kyle, thank you so much for thoughtfully providing this useful tool, and thanks again for recently updating it! Muito obrigado.
I am not sure about this. I am AA PLATINUM. Flying from BUENOS AIRES to DALLAS FW and connecting to PUERTO VALLARTA a couple of hours after my EZE-DFW flight.
Am I going to be able to enter the Admirals Club at DFW?
Won’t be a problem, just like if you were flying EZE-DFW-LAX, for example. The EZE-DFW leg qualifies you for access, so you retain that access through your immediate connections.
Hi Kyle –
Great tool! I want to make sure that I understand this. I will be flying GIG-JFK in J then connecting JFK-YYZ in Y (it’s a one class aircraft). Given that I am inbound from Brazil in J, I will be able to access the Admiral’s Club during my stopover, regardless of the class of service I’m flying on the connection?
Thanks in advance!
Yep, that’s right Stuart. Inbound in Business Class from Brazil you’ll have access to the Admirals Club no matter your following destination. Enjoy!