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Oneworld lounge access after a business class flight

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Bastlk

Member since 18 Mar 2019

Total posts 1

Hi,
Wondering if anyone can help me... I've got a OW award booking. Arriving to KUL (transit) with MH in business and off to BKK in economy (there was no availability in business). Am I entitled to lounge access in KUL before the BKK flight?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Bob Burgess

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 50

Award booking makes no real difference to your lounge access in this instance, it's more about class of travel and status. Do you have Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire frequent flyer status to get you into the Malaysia Airlines lounges? If you don't have lounge status then you are relying on your inbound flight being business class. I think lounge access is usually only relevant to your outbound flight, not your inbound one, but I would be happy if I am wrong!

But if I am right then your best bet is to front up at the MH business class lounge with your inbound business class boarding pass, your outbound economy boarding pass and your best smile, say it's been a long flight if that's the case eg from London or an overnight, and ask if there's any chance you could grab a quick shower and a bite to eat? Worst that can happen is they will smile and say sorry sir, no, those are the rules. You've lost nothing. Best case is they will let you into the lounge.

Brandon Loo

Member since 10 Jul 2018

Total posts 88

Where are you traveling from to Kuala Lumpur?


Oneworld lounge rules will give you access between two flights if the long flight (defined 5 hours or more) is in Business class.


Assuming you're flying from Australia to KL and then onto Bangkok, you'll be covered by Oneworld rules.


To paraphrase:


Connecting between oneworld marketed and operated flights:

  • First and Business Class customers connecting on the same day of travel, or before 6am the following day, can access the lounge when travelling between an international long haul (a oneworld international long haul flight is defined as an international flight marketed and operated by any oneworld carrier with a scheduled flight time longer than 5 hours) and an international short haul or domestic flight (and vice-versa).
  • Lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight.
  • You must be prepared to show your boarding pass or itinerary showing travel in First or Business class on the international long haul flight, in order to access the lounge before your international short haul or domestic flight.

DVH259

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Nov 2018

Total posts 6

Where are you traveling from to Kuala Lumpur?


Oneworld lounge rules will give you access between two flights if the long flight (defined 5 hours or more) is in Business class.


Assuming you're flying from Australia to KL and then onto Bangkok, you'll be covered by Oneworld rules.


To paraphrase:


Connecting between oneworld marketed and operated flights:

  • First and Business Class customers connecting on the same day of travel, or before 6am the following day, can access the lounge when travelling between an international long haul (a oneworld international long haul flight is defined as an international flight marketed and operated by any oneworld carrier with a scheduled flight time longer than 5 hours) and an international short haul or domestic flight (and vice-versa).
  • Lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight.
  • You must be prepared to show your boarding pass or itinerary showing travel in First or Business class on the international long haul flight, in order to access the lounge before your international short haul or domestic flight.

Hi Brandon, I'm travelling in July from ZRH-HKG with CX in business class and then connecting to QF from HKG-SYD in Premium Economy - do you know how this works between 2 international long haul flights?. Cheers

marcellinus

Member since 17 Jan 2018

Total posts 8

In response to the question above about long haul to long haul OW connections, the answer is no. You will need status to access the lounge if you only have a premium economy ticket.

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