ConciergeKey is American’s revenue-based top level, given to very high revenue customers and those who influence significant business for the airline.
They got priority for upgrades and other waitlists and have myriad other benefits including use of the airline’s business class Flagship lounges when flying domestically and are again being given tokens to visit American’s exclusive Flagship First Dining, too.
American’s Outstanding Flagship First Dining Lounges
American’s Flagship First Dining is the best lounge offering in the United States. I used to argue that distinction went to the Qantas first class lounge at LAX, but all three American spaces open so far are more peaceful and JFK especially but also the others have better views too.
Flagship First Dining New York JFK
The major shortcoming is that few people have access. That’s nice for those who have access but it’s 3-cabin American Airlines first class passengers only (although at JFK Cathay Pacific’s first class passengers have access) and very few American Airlines flights have three class First.
Miami Corn Chowder With Corn Fritters
ConciergeKey Members Are Being Invited to Try First Dining
I’ve wondered how on earth it makes sense for American to keep this open in Miami with just a couple of flights where passengers have access (and those flights may not be full of paying passengers, and even if they are those passengers may not arrive at the airport early enough for a meal). I figure American either needed to end the offering or expand it.
Last year American offered ConciergeKey members two visits to experience it. As recently as a few weeks ago they were telling members that no decision had been made yet about repeating the experiment. However they’re now informing ConciergeKey members that they again have two Flagship Dining visits for use over the next year. Meanwhile United Global Services members do not receive access to their airline’s Polaris business class lounges.
These aren’t transferable so you won’t find them on eBay, they’re for ConciergeKey members and guest to use only. Here’s how much you need to spend on American Airlines to receive a ConciegeKey invitation.
(HT: Alex D.)