How's this for an interesting story not picked up.

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TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

How's this for an interesting story not picked up....

At LHR the following applies for QR:

Qatar Airways Premium Lounge

Location details: Terminal 4, opposite gate 6

Opening hours: Daily: 05:00-20:30 (Nov-Mar)

Notes: This lounge is only available to oneworld customers traveling in First and Business Class cabins (!!!!!)

Skyteam Lounge

Location details: Terminal 4, Opposite Gate 10

Opening hours: Daily 05:00-22:30

Notes: Emerald and Sapphire customers traveling on Qatar Airways

Operated by a third party on behalf of: Qatar Airways

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,293

wait what

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Ya huh....

Like WTF...

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,293

it's been 18 minutes and i still do not comprehende

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

I kid you not....copied and paste from the OW website. I feel cheated.

If their I inventory fares go up, QR can get stuffed!

They're already restricting access to their Premium terminal at DOH to First and Business pax only. Go on add salt to an open wound...

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,293

now i get it

i feel you bro

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

TRB, the Premium Terminal may remain off the books for oneworld Emeralds travelling QR economy as they also operate a lounge in the main terminal at DOH. This is similar to Lufthansa's FCT at Frankfurt which is only accessible to first class guests, in addition to the Senator's Lounge in the main terminal for *G members.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

TRB: that's an interesting pick-up, I'll ping my contacts at OW and QR for clarification...

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Awww thanks David!

Joshb

Qantas - QFF Platinum

Member since 20 Mar 2012

Total posts 122

This has to be the beginning of the end of the alliance structure. Too many conflicting interests, partner airlines relationships (eg QF/EK and VA and the rest etc) will prove to be the future. Just look at the advertising for BA/AA/IB/Finnair that's been floating around. 

example - I won't fly qatar based on the earn rate but willl be happy to fly emirates with a QF code to earn better returns

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

Weird they do not allow OW FF pas to their flagship lounge. I understand that the Premium Terminal is out of bounds as this is similar to the LH FCT (as mentioned by Peter). Is the QR lounge at LHR available to high status Qr Privilige Club members?

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Does look impressive from the Qatar website for a non-home lounge....

Obviously trying to pass it off as like their separate terminal in Doha (which is also off limits to oneworld elites in Y)

Text-link below so it posts

www qatarairways com /au/en/lhr-lounge.page

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

So on the QR website it says that the LHR Premium lounge is only available for F and C class passengers, not even their own top FF (unlike LH where Honor Circle members are allowed access to the LH FCT). At least QR is consistent.

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

Another question I have is wether if you are a OW Emerald travelling in C you would get access to the F class facilities at the Doha remium Terminal. Would be interesting to know this.

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