Can i access the LAX TBIT OneWorld Business lounge as a Qantas Club member if i have a domestic flight departing T4 on a QF AA codeshare?

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sdtravel

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Can i access the LAX TBIT OneWorld Business lounge as a Qantas Club member if i have a domestic flight departing T4 on a QF AA codeshare? Dont want to use the T4 AA lounge as have to pay to eat.

driley28

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No, as a QC member you can access the Admirals Lounge in T4.  You will not have access to TBIT. To access the QF lounge in TBIT you need to be on a OW operated and marketed flight eg. QF, CX, BA.

sdtravel

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I am on an AA operated flight with a ticketed QF flight number. So i meet those requirements dont i?

driley28

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AA normally provides a few drink vouchers and there is some snacks in the Admirals lounge.

henrus

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At LAX you can access any terminal as long as you have a valid boarding pass so that is not an issue you just tell the TSA what you are doing and then they are fine with it

In terms of access to the lounge well that will depend on the AA flight being booked under a QF flight number

TheRealBabushka

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henrus,

How do you transfer from TBIT sterile area to T4 sterile area?

I'm only familiar with the transfer from T4 sterile area to TBIT steroidal areal. Not the reverse.

henrus

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You leave the area at TBIT using the exit then walk to T4 and re clear security

TheRealBabushka

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So that doesn't my question exactly. 

But to paraphrase your response, there is no way to get from TBIT sterile area to T4 sterile area directly i.e. any attempt to use the TBIT lounge if your flight departs from Terminal 4 would be met with the inconvenience of clearing two sets of security.

Question:

1) Given that your boarding pass will be marked at security, will you be able to clear security twice at two different terminals? (Will they let you?)

2) Is this inconvenience worthwhile?

henrus

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1. Yes will they let you just tell them what you are up to or you can get AA to reprint your boarding pass if they will not let you (I can think of a reason why they would not cause the have let me before)

2. It is only worthwhile if you have a long stop over and are after a good drink, food and shower at a newer and quiter lounge then the AA lounge

Personally I would only recomend doing this if you had over 4 hours layover between flights but again thats up to you and at the end of the day you get to decide if you want to reclear security again

sdtravel

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3.5h layover. So I prefer better (free) food. Although i suspect the first hour will be spent clearing CBP and rechecking bags

sdtravel

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Yep, my AA flight is booked under a QF flight number. So we should be good then?

TheRealBabushka

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sdtravel,

Whether your flight is booked as an AA code or QF code bears no significance whatsoever to your predicament. The issue is entirely dictated by the location (terminal) of the departing flight and the rules of access to that terminal.

sdtravel

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Wait

I was under the impression that rule was changed some time ago

http://upgrd.com/pursuedadventures/great-news-for-star-alliance-gold-and-priority-pass-members-at-lax.html

So as long as you have a valid BP for any terminal you could access TBIT. So it only now comes down to the lounge as from the above i can get into the terminal

henrus

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flyertalk.com/forum/star-alliance/1548641-lax-tbit-star-alliance-lounge-access-3.html

jimmylikesitwet

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The interesting thing will be when the TBIT/Terminal 4 connector opens next year you'll have much easier access to the Qantas TBIT lounge. Will be interesting to see if they tighten up the access rules once that happens.

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