Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Dec 2016
Total posts 30
I'm flying to South Africa on Qantas next year and hoping someone can inform me of the lounge situations, it's not the easiest to find online.
1. what options are there domestic when I'm transferring from Johannesburg to Cape Town on the same Qantas ticket but on a SAA flight; and
2. what one world options are there on the return to Sydney out of Johannasburg.
My wife and l are both Gold QFF.
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 141
I did this trip 4 years ago but was in J class. Didn't have time on the way to Capetown to visit the lounge but on the return leg went to both the BA lounge and SAA lounge in Johannesburg. Neither were great.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 136
Stand to be corrected, but pretty sure this is right. It’s been a year or so since I’ve visited either of these lounges and not from the flights you’ve mentioned, so check opening times. In order of your questions.
Member since 30 Jul 2017
Total posts 10
I visited the SLOW Lounge before a flight from CPT-JNB last September. I was flying Comair (i.e. BA) business and I think this lounge was the only option available to us in Cape Town. Fairly small lounge, spread across two levels. The breakfast selection was OK, wifi pretty slow. They had a couple of showers there.
Thanks for the feedback, yeah l got the impression there were options but not that great. I though there was an Emirates lounge but not completely sure on its hours.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,106
The Qantas/Emirates alliance covers North Africa, but South Africa is excluded in the same way that North America is.
Member since 24 Jun 2016
Total posts 9
1. Important to note that even though your SA flight is ticketed by QF, it's on an SA flight number (QF doesn't codeshare with SA). As far as I'm aware, your QFF gold status won't get you SA lounge access on its own - you would need to be flying in J for access to the SA domestic lounges at both JNB and on the return from CPT. No SLOW lounge access when flying SA - only Comair/BA.
2. At JNB, QF will direct you to the Shongololo Lounge (which is a contract operation). Not bad but not great either. BA Galeries is your other option - also neither great nor terrible, but better in some respects (especially for work - no real work space in Shongololo and wifi is much better in BA).
Member since 23 Aug 2011
Total posts 41
Traveled Mel/Lhr/Jnb/Dur/Jnb/Syd/Mel, 2 months ago.
Member since 19 Aug 2013
Total posts 23
Slow Lounge in Joburg has excellent food and very spacious.
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