Member since 16 Dec 2011
Total posts 21
The other day returning from Fiji I tried to take my wife and kids to the Fiji Air lunge using my QFF gold card. We were flying on a QF flight number even though it was not a QF plane.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
It depends on the lounge.
Partner lounge access for gold is "One guest permitted and must be travelling on the same flight."
I will point out that on this thread: https://www.ausbt.com.au/fiji-airways-premier-lounge-review-nadi-international-airport, @visionaire advised "A warning for Qantas Platinum members - they only allow one guest, so you cannot enter with your family. The front desk was really rude about this, even when the lounge was empty" so I would suggest that for the Nadi lounge, children are counted as guests too.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 224
Qantas have a fairly generous child access policy, but this only applies to Qantas owned and operated lounges. Other airlines have their own policies, and generally not as generous/
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 22 Jul 2019
Total posts 2
Had the same issue in China Airlines lounge in Taipei. When my partner and I went inside the lounge leaving our 8-year old son at the reception for them to look after, they quickly changed their mind and brought him inside to us.
Member since 27 Nov 2017
Total posts 28
I’m surprised they actually let you in after that stunt.
Member since 06 Jun 2017
Total posts 26
You're not serious. This is clickbait surely.
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 140
Had same issue yesterday coming back to Sydney on FJ metal on a QF ticket. Am QF Platinum but as many have said it depends on the lounge and in this case it is a non Qantas lounge hence the difference in rules. We did have our priority pass cards which helped us. Staff in the lounge were very friendly and provided very good service.
Member since 20 Jul 2019
Total posts 14
Wow, just wow, how juvenile.
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Are children 'guests' when it comes to airport lounge access?
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