I'll be travelling from SYD to HKG next month on Cathay economy, will the MPC Silver give me access to SYD lounge?

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husky_ky

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 12 Jan 2015

Total posts 3

I'll be travelling from SYD to HKG next month on Cathay economy, will the MPC Silver give me access to SYD lounge? Or will I have to resort to the AMEX lounge with my credit card?

JamesHK

Member since 19 Oct 2015

Total posts 2

Yes, it will. You'll be handed an invitation card, when checking in at the airport. 

jet_setter

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 01 Feb 2015

Total posts 126

JamesHK, Incorrect, It will not. CX MPC Silver only grants access to a CX own/ operated lounge, not a J class lounge (such as the Qantas Business Lounge) within the OW alliance as Silver is only Ruby OW status. 

Have a nice trip! Have a great time in the AMEX lounge ;)

JamesHK

Member since 19 Oct 2015

Total posts 2

Guess I must have got lucky the last couple times I flew out of SYD and BNE then, both times invited to Qantas Lounge. 

jayd0116

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2015

Total posts 39

I'm 100% sure JamesHK is correct, my parents are MPC silver and they experiecned that before in SYD, ADL and SIN.

jet_setter

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 01 Feb 2015

Total posts 126

Although he may have been given a lounge invite before, on paper he doesn't have the right to enter the qantas lounge under the one world lounge access policy as he is only OW ruby.  CX often give lounge access as a gesture of good will and is varied between port and who checks you in and if they are feeling nice :) if you tried to enter the lounge without a lounge invite and displaying your MPC silver card you will be declined entry, a Cathay own/ operated lounge is a different story on the other hand.  

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Ahhhhh to live on the fringe...Kevin, have you considered moving away from MPC?

Rkwm

Member since 23 Mar 2012

Total posts 39

Agree totally....the upcoming changes to the MPC render the program uncompetitive time to depart CX .

jayd0116

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2015

Total posts 39

If the airport doesn't have a CX lounge an you are a silver Marco Polo member, CX will invites you to a partner lounge with no guest.

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