Quick question about lounge access for a Gold Frequent Flyer.

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jan 2013

Total posts 18

Quick question about lounge access for a Gold Frequent Flyer. The info says that lounge access is allowed for one guest and they must be travelling with the member. What do they mean by travelling together? Do the tickets have to be booked at the same time on the same credit card? I'm travelling with a friend but we booked separately - does this mean I can't take him in the lounge? Hope this makes sense!


Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 219

If you're on the same flight, it doesn't matter how you bought them.


Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 1,016

I've actually guested in somebody travelling on a different Qantas flight that same day, although I have a feeling that's not how it's supposed to happen!


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jan 2013

Total posts 20

It depends which airline and which lounge. For example, Qantas Gold FF members can take any guest (does not need to be travelling) into the domestic lounge, but the guest needs to be travelling for International. I don't think it matters whether you booked together - I suspect the 'condition' is more because your guest would need to be travelling in order to get through security to GET TO the international lounge. Hope this helps.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Yep. Same flight officially, although rarely checked/enforced (apart from the International lounges)


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 05 Jan 2012

Total posts 175

As long as you are on the same plane, you should be safe. Doesnt need to be same booking ref, credit card etc. on domestic flights i have guested people that havent been travelling - it shows they arent terribly strict - sometimes just depends on how particular the lounge staff are.


Member since 04 Sep 2012

Total posts 26

As AirportAddict says, it all depends on the Lounge staff.  I am a QC member and had no problem guesting a friend flying on a different QF international flight ex Brisbane.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

Total posts 186

I'm a plat. flyer and have to admit i've guested someone who hasn't even been flying, and was just at the airport to see me off... it really depends on the lounge staff.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Mar 2012

Total posts 67

Qantas seem much easier lounges to access domestically as they don't insist on seeing boaading passes or scanning ff cards. All it takes domestically is a nod or to say he/she is with me and they usually just smile and wave you in. Virgin always check, so not as easy to get in if you're not flying, although they have never bothered about whether my guest is flying when I have gone in, just me as the member. 

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