Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 26 May 2012
Total posts 132
CX/QF lounges family access
Flying Business class from NZ to Europe, with kids (2 x 13) in Premium Economy. I am also Qantas life time gold. Lounge access of kids sorted in HK, but will we experience problems with QF lounge at Auckland
Should have added - flying with CX.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 306
I had a similar situation earlier this year and 2 children were allowed into lounge (plus wife). Only difference was it was out of Perth. They seemed to apply QF rules rather than CX's.
Member since 11 Mar 2012
Total posts 159
I believe One World rules would apply which allow for one guest. Given QF's child policy (which doesn't apply here) you'll most likely be ok.
Be prepared for a No, but a polite smile should see it being a Yes as anecdotally indicated by GregXL.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
QF lounge, so that means QFs more generous rules of +2 kids
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 142
I am travelling with my wife, daughter (8 years old) and mother in law next month on Cathay to Canada and the US. I am Qantas Gold frequent flyer member/one world emerald status. I can get my wife and daughter in with my status into the lounges at Hong Kong airport but don't have access for my mother in law. Is there any way I can buy passes to get her into the Cathay and or Qantas lounges. Appreciate any advice you have on this.
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 308
Experience of CX in HKG is that as a QFF you are allowed one guest. Last trip was travelling with 2 kids (4 and 7) on CX in J, I am P QFF. I managed to get the 3 of us into the CX F lounge, but it took some effort and the door dragon ( or perhaps dragonette as she was a rather pretty dragon!) had to ask her boss. They may well not allow you to guest 2 into the J lounge, but worth a try. You will not be allowed to use QFF lounge passes for the mother in law to the QF lounge as flying cx, I do not know of any passes for cx.
Thanks for the note. Appreciate it. If I was able to get passes to the Qantas lounge we would check and find out before buying them. Although I do want try the CX pier lounge. Yes good point about the dragonette. Cheers
Any thoughts on the best CX lounge in HK. Is the Pier Lounge the best. Appreciate any feedback as I have always used the Qantas lounge.
Made it into HK this morning on CX 138 out of Sydney. Couldn't take the family into Qantas Sydney lounge last night despite being a gold member as I was on a Cathay ticket and Oneworld rules apply. Took turns with my wife and daughter. Got to HK and only 1 guest allowed. At the Pier business lounge and it is very nice. Pick of the lounges. Up there with the best business class lounges I have seen.
Member since 05 Jun 2012
Total posts 58
CX are getting stricter on guest policies. As CX Diamond (OW emerald) I was not able to blag wife and both daughters (15 and 19) into The Wing F recently. If CXD can't do that on a CX flight, I doubt a QFG will be allowed to do so. But it's worth a try :-)
Came back from the trip to Canada and the US and was not lucky at all with CX staff in Hong Kong. They were not flexible in being able to rotate family members in and out of the lounge and were quite rude. Loved the Pier lounge but extremely poor customer service. Cathay lounge and ground staff have a lot to learn.
Member since 25 Jun 2018
Total posts 1
Can someone please clarify whether children count towards the CX guest allowance for their HK lounges?I`m QF Plat flying to HK in October with 2 kids and would love to check out the Pier - First. No information regarding the definition of 'guest' on their website. Are we to assume that children count towards the allowance?
Member since 15 Aug 2018
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Cathay Pacific, Qantas lounge access for families
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox