Qantas business class lounge access with connecting economy flight?

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Member since 26 Jun 2015

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I am travelling in Business Class on Qantas from Adelaide to Sydney and have a connecting economy flight from Sydney to LA. Am I allowed to use the Business Lounge in Sydney?

Sorry if it's a silly question, thanks.


Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

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Do you hold any status with Qantas or have Qantas Club membership?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Aug 2014

Total posts 186

No you can't unless you hold any status with Qantas, have QC or status from another OW airline as Martin has mentioned above.


Member since 21 Apr 2012

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There are rules in place around lounge access when one leg is in Economy and the other in Business/First. The rule follows that access to the lounge prior to the shorter/domestic sector flight in Economy is available  when the longer/international sector has been/will be flown in Business/First.

In your case however, the longer/international sector is in Economy, which means that the provisions do not apply i.e. you cannot use the lounge in SYD prior to the LAX flight.


Member since 07 Aug 2012

Total posts 58

Correct - the class of travel for the long haul international flight (over 5 hours) is the deciding factor.

If the OP were travelling Y ADL-SYD then J SYD-LAX, they would have lounge access at both ADL & SYD.

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

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Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 06 May 2015

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Lounge Entry is based on the next onward flight. However you can ask......if the lounge is not full, you never know your luck unless you try

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