Member since 02 Jan 2019
Total posts 37
I'm travelling business class to Melbourne from Hong Kong in July with Qantas. Obviously I get lounge access. At around the same time my partner is travelling to Bangkok on Cathay in economy. Anyone know of a way where He could join me in a lounge for this journey?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 22 Mar 2019
Total posts 25
Do you have any oneworld status attached to your Qantas booking?
I jut have ruby status/silver status
Member since 20 May 2013
Total posts 22
In that case, you probably won't be able to get access for your partner. According to oneworld rules, only Emerald, Sapphire and First Class passengers are able to bring a guest also travelling on a oneworld operated and marketed flight into lounges. There is no guesting for Business Class passengers.https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,103
Oneworld airlines are allowed to adopt more generous policies than what's 'required' of them: in this case, specific to the Qantas lounge only, Qantas business class passengers are permitted one complimentary guest (no status required), but that guest has to be travelling on the same flight.It never hurts to ask, but with the guest not travelling on the same flight as you, it'll be 'computer says no'.
Ok. I thought I'd trade on the "he's my husband-to-be" line but I doubt that would work and just make them feel awkward.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 03 May 2019
Total posts 6
Use your silver passes or those attached to any CC to gain access for him (assuming you are looking to just use the qantas lounge not other OW lounges)
He is flying Cathay so won't work.
True... unless the Cathay is a codeshare with a QF number?
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
At the moment none of the HKG-BKK services operated by Cathay have a QF codeshare.
Member since 11 Mar 2012
Total posts 159
Hi, I have a similar problem for a big family trip, booked with points. I could only get Mrs 11 into Premium Econ for our very last flight (daughter and I in J, my birthday so I claimed it!!). I don't have sufficient OW status either. Here's my solution:
Primary reason we're on Oneworld Award bookings (the 280k points for J) and for our 1st flight ex PER I could only get two J seats on any one day. So my wife leaves a day before us (in J) and is on a separate booking ref number to my daughter and I. We leave the following day also in J. As there were only two J seats HKG-PER (that will be our 2nd flight that day as they're sending us to PER from SIN via HKG with 12hrs between flights!). So given the choice I pulled rank and said "My B'day, I'm in J." Also our daughter would not be comfortable being on her own. Some seat swapping may eventuate but it won't be me forcing that one!
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