American Airlines is selling lounge day passes for $35 through Noon central time on Thursday when purchased online.
The usual price is $50 when purchasing a single day pass which gets you access for the full day, across multiple airports, so it’s a $15 discount… but still relatively pricey.
If I had a very long layover and needed the free wifi, a somewhat quieter place to sit, and power outlets to plug into I would consider it (if I didn’t have access already).
Or during irregular operations and delays, where I wanted better help than the long lines at customer service in the terminal.
But I’ve always found it hard to justify at that price on a per visit basis. Getting lounge access via a credit card makes more sense for me, spreading an annual fee across scores of visits during a year.
Still, some will find use for pickup up a couple of these at a discount.
Me, I’ll continue to use my American Express Platinum to access American’s lounges. Otherwise I would consider he Citi Executive card or I would redeem points in their business program for a membership.