Does anyone know what the protocol is regarding lounge access with an expired card?

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trevor

Member since 22 Jun 2013

Total posts 90

Does anyone know what the protocol is regarding lounge access with an expired card? My new card has arrived home, however, I am currently overseas and it would not arrive in time if it were mailed out to me. My status will be on my boarding pass; hopefully this will suffice but just wondering whether anyone knows of any concrete rules regarding this, or even whether people have had similar encounters? Many thanks

trevor

Member since 22 Jun 2013

Total posts 90

Aplogies, meant to say this relates to Qantas

reno

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Sep 2013

Total posts 317

Trevor,

You should be more than fine,just point out to staff what you stated in your comments.Note if you are flying on an airline of which your card is not issued you stand a greater chance of being challenged....May be get a print out showing retained status. 

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,293

Agreed. trevor, I highly recommend that you print out your summary showing current status retained, preferably with an automatic date stamp on it! If it's QFF on QFi, a quick check of your FF number should be fine, but a printout is a good side arm!

trevor

Member since 22 Jun 2013

Total posts 90

Thanks, gents!

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

I would also say it depends on which lounge.

eg. BA in LHR tend to be absolute sticklers for the right card, whereas others like CX will automatically print an invite card, but agreed that boarding pass should suffice in most instances.

woganfan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Sep 2011

Total posts 72

I have never had this issue at LHR, never been asked for the card anywhere as long as the F/F number is on the boarding card which will include your F/F status.

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

Total posts 115

I've been in this situation several times (at a variety of lounges), and never once have been asked for more than the boarding pass.

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