I've read stories via other forums that have suggested that QR has finally capitulated and will be offering OW E & S access to their lounges in Doha.

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TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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I've read stories via other forums that have suggested that QR has finally capitulated and will be offering OW E & S access to their lounges in Doha. Could anyone confirm this please.

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

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If this is true, this is probably related to their move to the new Hamad International Airport (right next to the old Doha Airport) and the possible closure of their Premium Terminal (meaning that all their business/first facilities are colocated in the main terminal and are therefore classified as lounges - which come under the oneworld status recipriocity agreements).

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

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This has been confirmed by CEO Akbar Al Baker and reported in Business Traveller.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Thanks eminere. I was hoping to corroborate that information from other sources. Also keen to obtain further clarrification (if any) around the status of the QR LHR lounge - Is this a change of heart on the part of QR management or merely a realignment based of logistically changes?

Yes Peter, the change is in relation to the move to the new terminal.

RealKid

Member since 20 May 2014

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This is total heresay, but I read somewhere on FlyerTalk that QR's plan is to have segregated lounges for its own Business/First pax, and another catchall lounge for its elites and OW sapphire/emerald.  Somewhat like what Singapore has with its SilverKris / Krisflyer lounge setup, or Lufthansa's Senator Lounges v First Class Lounges

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