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Hi Everyone, I'm flying SYD-LAX in September on AA72 in the main cabin.. because i'm a sucker for punishment..As a Qantas Club member, do I get access to the Qantas Business Lounge in Sydney, given the reciprocal arrangement between AA and QF?
My reading of the rules suggests that as a Qantas Club member on a Oneworld flight number, the answer is No. But having accessed Admirals Clubs in the US on an AA flight number - I'm wondering if this is a loophole?
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You will not as far as I know.
If you had an admirals club membership, you would.
If you're experience is different, I'd love to know.
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Member since 05 Sep 2013
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Qantas Club members can use American Admiral Club (Lounges) in the US, as can American members at Qantas Clubs in Australia.
This has been a long term agreement between Qantas and American. Under there various joint ventures agreements they have negotiated over the years, including its most recent one, they have negotiated reciprocal benefits including for Qantas Club members.
Qantas club members cannot access all OneWorld lounges as not all OneWorld airlines offer annual paid lounges memberships like Qantas Club.
Qantas club members can also access Alaska Airlines Lounges (LAX, SEA, PDX, & ANC only) when connecting onto or from Qantas flights to Australia. You can also use the Emirates Business Class Lounge in Dubai only (if booked under QF Number) too.
In regards to AA72, Yes you can use the Qantas Business Class Lounge in Sydney T1 as a Qantas Club Member, as negotiated under the most recent joint venture.
SEE: https://www.executivetraveller.com/your-guide-to-usa-airport-lounge-access-for-qantas-club-members and qantas website for more info.
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Originally Posted by planesa380
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That article refers to airport lounge access for Qantas Club members in the USA, not in Australian airports like Sydney. I'm not aware of an exception that would grant access to a Qantas-operated lounge for a Qantas Club member booked on an AA flight number. Access to a Qantas-operated lounge requires a Qantas or Jetstar flight number on the ticket. However, access to American Airlines' own Admirals Club lounges is available to Qantas Club members flying on an AA flight number. Unfortunately, AA doesn't have its own-brand lounge in Sydney, so that rule doesn't apply for Qantas.
By all means though, try your luck and report back!
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