I’m enroute to New York this morning on American (connecting in Chicago), and this is my first “real” trip on American in a while. One thing I previously overlooked about them, flying out of Tampa, is that they fly out of the same concourse as US Airways. Now, there are two lounges in Tampa — the Delta SkyClub and the US Airways Club. I doubt I’ll be a Delta frequent flyer anytime soon, even though they do leave from the same concourse as United.
It hadn’t phased me until now, however, that American leaves from the same concourse as US Airways, so thanks to my American Express Platinum card I now have access to the US Airways Club whenever I fly American out of Tampa.
Shockingly enough I went ahead and upgraded my American flights for $60 per segment (I bought “stickers”), so I’ll be reporting on my experience a bit later. I even have wifi on the 737-800 I’m flying to Chicago, so I might even try a live blog post or two while onboard.
Now I just have to figure out whether the bartender here in the US Airways Club is alive or not… she hasn’t blinked throughout the entire Royal Wedding after party thus far.