Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Oct 2016
Total posts 6
Both my wife and I will be travelling on the same day and around the same time. I will be flying to HKG on Cathay (Business) and my wife is flying to Shanghai on Qantas (Business). I am a QF Platinum while my wife is Silver. Will I be able to take my wife to the Qantas First Class lounge in Sydney if we are not on the same flight but both flying with Oneworld airlines?
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 07 Feb 2019
Total posts 5
From the Qantas website re. Platinum Frequent Flyers @ Sydney First lounge: “One guest allowed and must be travelling with the member on the same flight”.
Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 11 Jun 2018
Total posts 58
The toc on Qantas website is very misleading. The same flight restriction of guest access is applied to business class passenger, which is pretty generous of Qantas. But the high flyer holding status, like QF P, ow emerald, is eligible to take one guest to f lounge as long as you both are on ow metal, even if you are on different flights.
Member since 30 Nov 2016
Total posts 12
I believe you should be able to guest your wife into the lounge as the TOCs for platinums regarding guesting state:
Thanks for the response guys very much appreciated. Fingers crossed they will apply OW rules instead of QF rules (ie. same flight).
Member since 08 Jun 2017
Total posts 29
This happened to me (platinum) and my colleague (bronze) before. I was on a QF and he was on a BA flight (different aircraft and flying times to Singapore). F lounge dragon (up stair) initially refused entry citing QF rule. I then pulled out my record of a previous exchange with QF to show that OneWorld rule will trump QF rule. Manager came, then we got in.
Member since 28 Aug 2011
Total posts 1
My husband and I, who are both Platinum members, are travelling Business Class on Qantas to Denpasar in July. Two of our friends will be on the flight also in Business Class but without any status.Can we get them into the lounge on the day or do we have to organise this with Qantas prior?
Member since 01 Feb 2018
Total posts 21
That should not be any issues at all. There is no need to advice Qantas in advance.
Member since 26 May 2019
Total posts 4
Yes as a Platinum you can get 1 Guest in plus child as I have done many times. They must be flying same day but not necessarily same flight.
Member since 22 Jul 2014
Total posts 24
I noticed that with the rules - requiring international Qantas Lounge guests of a QFF Platinum/Gold member to be on the same flight as opposed to their guests being on an onward Oneworld flight as applies to other Oneworld Emerald/Sapphire flyers. I think it's unusual to me that Qantas would be more restrictive to their own QFF members than other Oneworld airlines (as they're more generous with their domestic lounge access than to other Oneworld FF program flyers). So I did some asking around randomly as I visited Qantas international lounges over the past year to see how they actually enforced it.
Member since 11 Mar 2012
Total posts 159
Possibly carry the OneWorld rules on your phone to show the Lounge staff.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Gaining QF First Class Lounge access for spouse
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox