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Flying first on qatar to doha then on BA to london, will i get access to the Qatar first class lounge?

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obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308

I have a ticket with Qatar from Sydney to London. The first leg is on Qatar (first) to Doha, I then transfer to BA in first to London. Will I get access to the Qatar first class lounge ( Al Safwa), or because my second leg is on BA, only get access to the one world first lounge in Doha?

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 370

What does the Qatar first lounge rules say. As it is One World and both tickare first then probably yes but go online to double check.

dimi

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Jul 2012

Total posts 142

Al Safwa lounge access is only available to Qatar First class passengers.

As far as I know, passengers arriving to Doha on QR flights in first class are also admitted.

That is definitely the case if you are connecting to another QR flight in business, but I would assume that connections to partner flights will also be OK.

Ourmanin

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 08 Jun 2018

Total posts 103

Are you ticketed with BA or with QR?

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

Al Safwa lounge access is only available to Qatar First class passengers.

As far as I know, passengers arriving to Doha on QR flights in first class are also admitted.

That is definitely the case if you are connecting to another QR flight in business, but I would assume that connections to partner flights will also be OK.

Just checked with Qatar and the offical answer is those in Qatar First Class or Oneworld First Class are allowed access with no guests.

Currently the only oneworld airline (aside from QR) with first class from Doha is BA.

ChrisCh

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,032

Henrus is correct.

Interestingly, under Oneworld's 'minimum standards', Oneworld first class passengers must be able to bring a guest into lounges, so Qatar gets around that by accepting such guests at its "First Class Lounge" in Doha - the Oneworld Emerald lounge - while reserving Al Safwa only for Qatar and Oneworld ticketed first class passengers.

(So, if you're flying first and have a guest, head to the "First Class Lounge" if you want to spend time together, and then if the actual first class flyer wants to use Al Safwa, they can do so on their own.)

Aidan

Member since 05 Dec 2018

Total posts 85

Qatar Airways also lets you purchase access now into the First lounge. This topic is covered heavily in the FlyerTalk forums, if you want more info..
Last editedby Aidan at Jun 07, 2019, 10:43 AM.

JonnoPER

Member since 22 Feb 2018

Total posts 12

I have the opposite arriving on BA First and connecting on QR Business - will I be able to use the Al Safwa?

Tallfont

Member since 30 Jul 2018

Total posts 7

In April I flew Perth to Doha in Qatar First. Three hour transit then Qatar Business to Brussels.

No problems at all getting access to Al Safwa.

And what an absolutely fantastic lounge! Food was brilliant and cooked to order. Was too early in the morning to have a drink but the coffee was good. A great experience!

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