Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Jun 2019
Total posts 3
Hi Friends... new around here and I've searched the forums but can't seem to find an answer. Not sure if this question best sits in Emirates or QANTAS forum but I'll give it a shot here!I'm a Gold QFF flying CAI - DXB - MEL. I'm on a QF ticket, Emirates plane in economy.I have an invitation on my app to go to the DXB International Business Lounge for the stopover, but I don't have one for the CAI airport beforehand (my app just says to check-in at the airport). I tried to find out on both QANTAS & Emirates websites about lounge access in CAI (useless vague information) and also asked their teams if I'm eligible to access the CAI Emirates lounge via chat, but I can't get a straight answer out of them either. I know from other posts this seems to be a grey area so I'm hoping someone might know whether I can get into the Emirates Lounge at CAI before departure. There aren't any other lounges I can access in Cairo on a QF ticket either from what I can see (despite what the QANTAS agent tried to tell me in my chat! I had to correct them).Any help or tips here would be swell! Has anyone tried to access?
Member since 09 Jan 2019
Total posts 2
Hi Rupert,If you go on their website or type in Emirates Lounges on Google, you will find a search option available by airport. I checked and there appears to be an Emirates dedicated lounge in CAI. Hope this helps.
Thanks mate - I'm aware of the lounge, it's just a case of access rules given I'm QF Gold on an Emirates plane. This allows me lounge access in Dubai, but I'm unsure if it allows me access in Cairo. And the websites aren't very specific on the QANTAS/Emirates agreement.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 768
Thanks for your investigative work, @hutch.
There is no rule, despite how well written, that will stop a misinformed lounge agent from not letting you in. I think that has happened to many flyers... Not much you can do about it but hope for the best.
Member since 16 Nov 2017
Total posts 94
This might help. In May I was returning back to Melbourne on a Qantas flight from Auckland flying Business class. I had posted a very similar question about the emirates lounge. The only difference was that I asked that considering the fact that I was travelling Business class, would Emirates let me into their Business lounges in both Melb and AUK. At this stage I was a Silver FF. In the post I wrote the replies I got was that If I was flying Business class on Qantas, that will give me access into the emirates lounges. When leaving Melbourne The Emirates lounge was closed, but I ended up getting ridiculously lucky and gaining access to the Qantas First Lounge thanks to a friendly guest.
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