I think AA Club members no longer have access to QF lounges when traveling on QF unless the QF operated flight has an AA code on it "The Qantas Club Must present your membershi

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henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

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I think AA Club members no longer have access to QF lounges when traveling on QF unless the QF operated flight has an AA code on it

"The Qantas Club

Must present your membership card (or 30 Day Membership receipt) and boarding pass at lounge check-in counter for same day travel on an American Airlines or US Airways operated flight or an American Airlines marketed flight operated by Qantas."

Is this true that the rules have changed?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Thanks henrus for the update. Was this taken off the Qantas website?

Does it also follow that QF Club members can only access Admirals Club lounges when travelling on AA metal with QF code?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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henrus, I think you may be right. From the AA website below:

"Admirals Club members

As an Admirals Club annual, lifetime or 30-day member, Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive Card primary cardholder, or AirPass member with Admirals Club privileges, you’re welcome to access:

Ouch! It would appear that they've tightened the loop hole!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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It would appear the reverse is not true i.e. Qantas Club members can access Admirals Lounge when travelling on AA metal without the flight being a QF code, as per the Qantas website below:

" Partner Lounges

When travelling with American Airlines, as a Qantas Club member you and a guest are welcome at American Airlines Admirals Club lounges. Simply present your Qantas Club card together with your boarding pass at the lounge reception. Both you and your guest need to be travelling together further that day on a flight marketed^ and operated by the partner airline whose lounge you wish to visit."

On the basis of these pieces of information alone, it would seem an Annual Qantas Club membership is more valuable compared to an Annual Admirals Club membership.

Previously the only edge to Qantas Club was access when flying Jetstar. This development has truly tipped the balance in favour of Qantas Club membership.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

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To Answer your questions about the AA Operated QF coded when using an AA Club or 30 day pass membership the answer is a yes when its an AA lounge or No when its a QF lounge

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