Lounge access for Qantas Platinum on Finnair ticket

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ianparkinson62

Member since 27 Jun 2013

Total posts 8

I am now Life-time Gold with Qantas and looking to change to Finnair's FF programme. I fly Business class 3 or 4 times a year to Europe and the Finnair website calculator shows that I will attain Platinum within a year. During the first year, will I be able to use my still current QF Platinum card to gain access to the First lounge in Hong Kong even though I will still only have entry-level status with Finnair?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Correct. Your only difficulty may be the Qantas lounge itself - that's where I encountered challenges when transitioning. But I believe CX lounge agents are less anal about these things. 

ianparkinson62

Member since 27 Jun 2013

Total posts 8

Has your "transition" been worthwhile?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Has your "transition" been worthwhile?

Absolutely! I was very impressed by the Finnair FF call centre, very impressed! You must tell me how you get on with them. Are you aiming for lifetime Platinum?

ianparkinson62

Member since 27 Jun 2013

Total posts 8

Has your "transition" been worthwhile?

Absolutely! I was very impressed by the Finnair FF call centre, very impressed! You must tell me how you get on with them. Are you aiming for lifetime Platinum?

If I get to lifetime Platinum, I'll be too old to enjoy it.

cdirnber

Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 36

I changed over to the AY program couple of years ago and never regretted it: Platinum in one year (two business return trip to Europe) and no problem to get into QF F lounge with my QF Plat card while collecting points for AY (once I had to change my FF number to QF at the reception but could then revert back to the AY number for the flight yo be counted towards AY).  Other AY advantages: with Platinum you get two intercontinental upgrades plus 4 European upgrades a year (that can be exchanged into one intercontinental upgrade); upgrades can be locked when they are available and from any Y-fare bucket and also be transferred to family members; one can convert FF points to tier points to maintain status; excellent FF service (sent an e-mail on a Saturday at 8am, i.e. 12am Finland time, and had a response 10 minutes later); and there is much more!  And Finnair itself (and it's great A350 aircraft) is highly recommended!

oliking

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 May 2017

Total posts 3

Hi there

I am platinum with QF and was considering the rest of my travel for the year on another OW carrier, but am loathed to potentially give up first class lounge access.  are there genuinely no road blocks by showing your QF platinum card to gain lounge entry despite being booked in an alternate OW carrier intending to earn points on their scheme?

Ian_from_HKG

CX

Member since 05 Jun 2012

Total posts 56

The AY A350 may be alright down the back, but it's very cramped in J

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