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China Southern and American Airlines offer reciprocal lounge access

8 Aug 2019 by Jackie Chen
China Southern Airlines Airbus 380

China Southern and American Airlines have started to offer reciprocal lounge access for their first class and business class passengers, as well as their frequent flyer members from August 1.

According to China Southern, its premium cabin passengers and Sky Pearl Gold elite customers will have access to 50 domestic and international Admirals Club locations (please refer to the list at the end of this article).

China Southern’s first class and business class passengers travelling on a local or connecting international long-haul flight (with a flight duration of five hours or more), marketed and operated by China Southern and American Airlines in any combination, can access any of the 50 Admirals Club lounges.

Eligible China Southern customers also include Sky Pearl Gold customers travelling on any flight marketed and operated by both airlines in any combination. Proof of status is required from passengers.

What’s more, first class passengers and Sky Pearl Gold members can invite one guest who is also travelling on any flight marketed and operated by both airlines in any combination.

American Airlines 737 livery

Meanwhile, qualifying American Airlines customers will also have access to 38 Sky Pearl lounges in China. This includes the airline’s first class and business class passengers travelling on a local or connecting international long-haul flight marketed and operated by American Airlines and China Southern in any combination. First class customers can invite one guest on any flight marketed and operated by both airlines.

AAdvantage Elite customers travelling on any flight in any cabin marketed and operated by both airlines in any combination can also bring one guest on any flight marketed and operated by both China Southern and American Airlines.

Admiral Club members on any international flights operated by American Airlines out of China can also invite two guests, or a spouse/domestic partner and children below 18 years old.

Last November, China Southern and American Airlines announced the expansion of their codeshare partnership. Members of China Southern’s Sky Pearl Club and American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer programmes have also been able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by the other carrier since March this year.

American Airlines' Admirals Club in Terminal 8, JFK Airport

List of airports

43 Admiral Club lounges at 27 airports in the US and Canada:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) ×2
  • Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport (DCA) ×2
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport (DFW) ×4
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
  • Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) ×3
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) ×3
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) ×4
  • Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport (PHX) ×3
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Seven Admiral Club lounges at seven airports in Asia, Europe and Latin America:

  • Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG)
  • Buenos Aries Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
  • Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)
  • Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
  • Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)

38 Sky Pearl Lounges at 23 airports in China:

  • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) ×2
  • Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO)
  • Changchun Longjia International Airport (CGQ) ×2
  • Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX) ×2
  • Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (DLC) ×3
  • Haikou Meilan International Airport (HAK)
  • Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)
  • Harbin Taiping International Airport (HRB)
  • Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)
  • Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE)
  • Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL)
  • Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG)
  • Nanning Wuxu International Airport (NNG)
  • Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) ×3
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
  • Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE) ×3
  • Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport (SWA)
  • Sanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX)
  • Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX) ×3
  • Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (URC) ×4
  • Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH)
  • Zhuhai Jinwan Airport (ZUH)

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