I'm a Qantas Club member and am traveling US Airways first class on a number of sectors within the US.

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FuzzlerQ

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I'm a Qantas Club member and am traveling US Airways first class on a number of sectors within the US. Will I be able to access the US Airways lounges when flying?

watson374

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Member since 17 Aug 2012

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No, you will not. According to the current Qantas Club website, your membership is only valid to enter American Airlines Admirals Club lounges when flying on their metal. US Airways reciprocal access for Qantas Club is not mentioned at all, and at this stage I believe we can safely understand it to be nonexistent.

I further understand that domestic first class on US Airways does not grant lounge access. This appears to be a domestic standard in the United States - premium cabins only provide lounge access internationally. It is just one of many perverse features of air travel in that part of the world.

Unfortunately, it appears that you will need to become acquainted with Starbucks.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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FuzzlerQ,

You may purchase a daily or 30-day pass to access the US Airways lounges.

reno

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FuzzlerQ,

I  know of a partner in our office who recently flew first class US airways on multiple sectors.He was denied access in LA,then when he showed his Qantas club card was admitted without a problem,which was the case at three other US airways lounges.

And as i understand it from the QF web site Qantas club members do not get access.I would go for it and by chance you have a problem do what TRB suggests and purchase a lounge day or 30 day pass that can also be done upon entry.

Merc25

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first class domestic in the the USA is the same as our business and as such you will be able to use the airline you are flying  with's lounge.look at a site called priorty pass ,it allows members access to lounges no matter what class you are flying and works  extremely well in the States .hope this helps   

moa999

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Merc25 - Flying First Class domestically in the US does not provide lounge access, although it does if on an International itinerary or on a 3-class transcon flight.

Priority Pass may be a solution but in the US it is mostly aligned with United and the lounges are often not in the right terminal for AA/US flights.

The suggestions above for the AA/US 30-day passes are probably better

hutch

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There is definately a market for a mainline US carrier who provides domestic lounge access for its premium passengers.

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