Continental lounge pass questions

Jun 3rd, 2009, 08:50 AM
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Continental lounge pass questions

CO sent me a few passes for the lounge. I am flying AUS/IAH/MSP/CDG/OTP and this is an award ticket thru CO. (Not a great schedule but it was all I could get for an award ticket.) The only segments on CO will be AUS/IAH. The IAH/MSP/CDG segments will be on NW/Delta respectively, then CDG/OTP is on Air France.

I hope the above makes sense, now let's get to my question: Since most of my flights will not be on CO, where can I use the lounge passes? I assume I can use it in Houston since I booked this ticket thru CO. But what about MSP or CDG?

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Jun 3rd, 2009, 10:33 AM
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Depends on the type of pass. Chances are what you get are only allowed in CO's own President's Club, and not partner lounges.
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Jun 3rd, 2009, 11:33 AM
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OK then, I'll have to make the most of my time in Houston. Will I get a free drink? It will be early in the day but hey, I'm on vacation and I could go for a mimosa.
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Jun 3rd, 2009, 12:44 PM
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Does the Houston President's club have policies regarding what time they can start serving alcohol? I know the AA Admiral's club in boston doesn't serve alcohol early in the AM.
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Jun 3rd, 2009, 01:54 PM
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P_M: Yes, you can get free drinks. They also have premium wine for a charge, but regular drinks are free.

yk: I don't remember as I've never wanted a drink in the morning. But I think they do start before noon.
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Jun 3rd, 2009, 02:15 PM
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P-M - yep, they will have a mimosa with your name on it.
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Jun 3rd, 2009, 03:40 PM
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YAY!!
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Jun 3rd, 2009, 07:48 PM
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P.S. P_M, you go to the most fascinating places! Peru last year, Romania this year! I'm jealous. Have a great time.
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Jun 4th, 2009, 05:18 AM
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P_M

I've gotten bloody marys before noon (yea, it was vacation too).

Looks like you've got more of a round-the-world ticket with that itinerary! Reminds me of what DL gave us when I used the last of my miles on them to London: IAH-CVG-ATL-BRU-STN. Brutal. And we watched the nonstop out of ATL to LGW take off less than full!!! Not a happy camper, but it was free.
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Jun 4th, 2009, 05:38 AM
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Thanks yk, I think it will be a cool trip.

dfr, mine is a crazy itinerary but you win, yours was much more nuts!! I'm flying with 4 different airlines in the same day, this is a record for me. And of course just a few days after I booked this a better schedule opened up for FF travel. I called CO and they wanted to charge me $150 to change it. I was tempted but in the end I decided to consider this an adventure and save the $150 for my next trip. So I will have a fun day hopping around the world on my way to Romania.
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Jun 4th, 2009, 06:22 AM
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Just remember, it's 5:00 p.m. somewhere!
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Jun 4th, 2009, 06:28 AM
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P_M, we used our CO lounge passes in March in LHR--and we flew on American/BA airlines. I think CO must have a new lounge at IAH now because the one on their lounge list now is different from the one we stayed at. I emailed them in advance to see if I could use it with our passes and they emailed back to say we could.
The current CO lounge list shows an Air France/SkyTeam lounge at CDG. Email them to be sure but I bet that you can use the passes. The lounges sure make the waiting time easier!!! Good Luck.
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Jun 4th, 2009, 07:32 AM
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I meant "new lounge at LHR" -- not IAH. Sorry.
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Jun 4th, 2009, 08:10 AM
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Thanks Jane, I'll check into that. My time at CDG is short so if all goes on schedule I won't have time for the lounge. But in the very likely event I should miss my connection, it would be good to have lounge access while wating a few hours for the next flight. As rkkwan knows, my luck with certain travel situations isn't always good. ;-)
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P_M, are you taking only a carry-on I hope? Four airlines in one day. You are one adventurous traveler!

Have a great trip!
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Jun 4th, 2009, 03:21 PM
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Uh_oh, P_M, aren't you THE unluckiest person here when it comes to flights??? I hope you've been praying to the airline gods.
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Jun 4th, 2009, 04:04 PM
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BeachGirl, having had delayed luggage on 8 seperate occasions you bet I have a carry on bag with at least 2 days worth of clothing. Some people are unlucky in love, I'm unlucky in luggage. I truly do not expect my bag to ever be there when I reach my destination. On the rare occasions my bag and I do travel on the same flight, it's always a nice surprise and a happy reunion when my bag appears on the carousel.

yk, yes I'm the jinx with whom rkkwan refuses to fly. He's such a silly man. Just because I've had 8 incidents of delayed luggage and 3 emergency landings does NOT mean it's bad to fly with me.
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