Free Giveaway: Five American and United Lounge Passes


Update: The giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners of all 7 passes. (Two more were generously donated in the comments.)

Generous reader Sam has donated five lounge passes that expire in the next few months for me to give away to three lucky readers. I’ve divided them up, so the prizes are:

  • One American Airlines Admirals Club lounge pass that expires 12/31/2013
  • Two American Airlines Admirals Club lounge passes that expire 12/31/2013
  • Two United Club lounge passes that expire 1/31/2014

If you have some upcoming travel–no, we can’t get them to you by Thanksgiving :(–and can use some lounge access to make it smoother, enter to win one of the three prizes by leaving a comment that indicates which prize you want.

Again, your options are:

  • 1 AA pass
  • 2 AA passes
  • 2 United passes

Here are the Admirals Club locations and United Club locations to check whether you’ll be able to use a pass on your next trip.

I’ll pick a winner for each prize early Wednesday morning, email the winners, and get the winners’ addresses to Sam.

If you don’t win, you can always get lounge access worldwide with The Platinum Card® from American Express. (For more info on the lounge-access benefit, the $500 in statement credits in the first 12 months, and the card’s other benefits, see Get the Most out of Your American Express Platinum Card.

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  1. Would love the United passes as we got in on the cheap fares to Europe over the weekend and have a long layover in EWR on our way to Madrid. My husband doesn’t know yet, surprising him for Christmas.!

  2. I will be flying United to Maui, Hawaii then LAX to Las Vegas 1/3-12/2014.
    I will also be flying AA to Houston 12/17-20/2013
    A chance to win a lounge pass for either trip would be great!!

  3. This is great! Have some Christmas travel coming up on American and the pass would make the long layover much more comfortable. I’m entering for the one AA lounge pass. Thanks 🙂

  4. I’d absolutely appreciate a single Admirals Club pass for my December layover in Dallas on the way to Florida to visit my mom.


  5. Well it’s my bday today & I have a flight to MUC next month & LAX in Jan for work so the UA pass would be great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Flying to ABQ Thanksgiving and SJC for Christmas. They sure can come in handy! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  7. Would love any of these! I will be flying at least twice more before end of year and will likely be going into Asia to make my gold skymiles status.

  8. Booked a girls trip for my wife and friends. Just realized she was flying on the on wrong day. Now she cannot fly direct… An AA pass may upgrade me from the dog house to the couch 🙂

  9. I have an AA trip in early Dec and a pass would be great, thanks. I am taking one of the USA Team Karate members to a tournament in Plano, TX.

  10. Are the AA passes valid for someone traveling on an AS ticket? If so, my wife and I are taking our 4-month old to meet his great-grandparents in California in December, and would love to have them.

  11. That would be heaven sent .. Two UNITED Passes, for our upcoming trip to Disney on January from Newark NJ. Traveling with a toddler and two grandparents. Thanks Sam for being awesome !

  12. I’d like the two United Passes, I’m going on my first international awards booking in January to England/Netherlands!

  13. headed down to Peru on AA in December with a layover in MIA, would love to take 1 or 2 AA lounge passes off your hands 🙂

  14. United Passes for me. Stopping in JFK for 6 hours on a United award in January. Maybe another long stop in Houston another week in January for work.

  15. My husband and I would enjoy having the Admiral Club passes in Miami where we have a fairly long layover flying to and from the Virgin Islands from Tucson, long day flights both ways.

  16. 2 united please!! Making a couple trips in the next few months and will definitely have opportunity to use them!

  17. Would love the two AA passes to use on our upcoming trip from SFO to the UK! I hear the AA Admirals Club at SFO is very nice, and would love to see it! Would be my first lounge experience ever. Thanks so much!

  18. Passing through ORD on Dec 30 with an 8 hour layover (that’s what I get for booking travel so late)!! 1x AA club pass would ease the pain!

  19. My girlfriend and I are flying coast-to-coast to see my family over Christmas and would love the United passes!

  20. I’m meeting my girlfriend in ORD after Christmas (she’s coming from MSP, while I’m coming from SFO) and we’ve got a bunch of time to burn until our late evening flight into Rio for NYE, would love to have use of the United lounge while we wait!

  21. The 2 American Airlines lounge passes would be very useful for my trip to Europe over the holidays. Many thanks!

  22. I have two United trips (one in Dec, and one in January) and have no status with UA.
    Would LOVE the possibility of lounge access and keeping fingers crossed. Thanks to the generosity of the donations from reader Sam.

  23. I would love an AA pass. I am flying from Boston to the UK to surprise my boyfriend for Christmas! I have a long layover in Chicago, though, and it would be nice to relax a little before the red-eye! Thanks for giving these away 🙂

  24. Would love the United passes. Currently in Hue, VN, but traveling domestically over the holidays. Thanks Sam.

  25. Hi Scott,
    Please enter me in the running for 1 AA pass
    for an upcoming holiday trip from JFK to GIG to meet up with my family. I’ve never been to a club and would love to try one. My flight leaves at 9:40pm and being an international trip I plan to arrive early. Thanks so much for the website. You have made more travel possible for all of us. Give thanks to Sam for me.



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