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Member since 23 Sep 2014
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Sydney Qantas First Lounge?
Flying CX SYD - HKG in J and then HKG - LHR in F, Can I use the Qantas First Lounge in Sydney? Noting I am only QFF Gold.
Member since 04 Sep 2012
Total posts 70
According to Qantas website below. Assume next onward is the deciding point and you won't get access.
International First oneworld Customers
Next onward flight that day must be on a oneworld operated and marketed flight
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Yes BUT that rule is only applicable for "international short haul or domestic flight"
Oneworld has defined international long haul flight as one with "flight time longer than 5 hours".
While oneworld is silent on the definition of "international short haul" one can infer, from the binary nature of long vs short, that international short haul refer to flights less than 5 hours.
Since SYD/HKG is a flight that takes longer than 5h, this flight would be classified as a international long haul flight and not an international short haul flight.
This flight does not meet the requirement under the above mentioned rule, therefore access to the SYD First lounge is unavailable.
TRB, interested where you found this. No mention of short haul or domestic in the QF page I was looking at - was very simple and concise as quoted in my previous post.
It's the oneworld page.
I can't send you the URL here cos it will get blocked. But go to the oneworld site (use Google if you can't find it)
Then go to "Airport Services" at the top banner
Select "Lounge Access" from the drop down menu
You will find it in the middle of the page under "oneworld lounge access for First Class or Business Class customers"
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,116
Website URLs aren't blocked here, they're simply held for our approval to avoid readers being exposed to spam links. :)
Member since 07 Feb 2015
Total posts 144
CX usually print out 'Lounge Invitationss' at check-in. You'll see what lounge you're entitled to enter. My parents were flying PE MEL-HKG and then J HKG-PVG and they were granted J lounge access at both MEL and HKG airports despite not holding any FF status. They were told at check-in that CX ususally use the highest class on the ticket to determine lounge access so you might be able to get into F lounge if both flights are on a single ticket. Good Luck!
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