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For last week’s Thursday Giveaway I was offering 2 free American Airlines Admirals Club day passes and the winner’s choice of two of my Elite Rewards, American’s incentive program for elite flyers who go above and beyond their status qualification thresholds – which you can now qualify for with miles, segments or points, and where you get your choice of gifts as soon as you hit a threshold.
The winner would get the two club passes (that I had gotten from my last Citi AA Visa sign-up) and their choice of the following Elite Rewards (these are the only ones that are transferable):
“My idea of the perfect airline lounge: Local and environmentally sustainable cuisine, bring the farmer’s market to the airport. It’ll be great to try to minimize carbon footprint. Massage parlor would be great, along with aromatherapy (apart from the common areas of course). Hot towels, too. Silly, I know, but it’s refreshing.”
“My perfect airline lounge: Midcentury-modern design. Four sections: spa, sleep, lounge, and eat.
A full-size restaurant with booths and waiter service, similar to the British Airways Concorde Room at LHR, with a full menu of food you can pay for separately. Food just about a step below Michelin-starred. No one wants to pay $100+ per person in an airport lounge.
A *separate* beverage lounge, outfitted with Herman Miller furniture, mainly Eames chairs and high-top chairs and tables, and cocktail waitresses outfitted in Chanel, Louboutins, and pearls.
A sleeping area, dimly lit and outfitted with the respective airline’s lie-flat first class seats. Amenity kits and pajamas available for purchase at the check-in counter. Air scented with relaxing fragrances similar to Westin’s Green Tea scent experience.
Lastly, a spa facility, complete with lockers and separate check-in desk. Full shower facilities stocked with complimentary Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotions and Body Wash by cosmetics company fresh. Separate men’s and women’s spas with a steam room and massage lounge stocked with bottled water, fruit and teas. Then 30-minute chair massages, facial waxing services, and facials for $50 each.
Current access policies in place, but day passes for $100.”
So congratulations, and thanks to all who entered! Stay tuned for this week’s giveaway, which we’ll announce on Thursday.
For more information on American’s Elite Rewards as well as some of my thoughts on airline lounges, see these posts: While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
American Releases Lucrative 2013 Elite Rewards
Comparing US Airways Special Dividends to American’s Elite Rewards
Top 10 Ways To Get Access To Airline Lounges
Top 10 Airline Lounges in the US
While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.