Member since 29 Mar 2017
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I'm wondering if anyone who has flown on a QF international flight out of Sydney, claimed points and status credits with QFF but also been able to access the first lounge using another OneWorld Emerald status?
If so, is it just a matter of showing your card at the door?
(Mod note: edited Oneworld Sapphire to Emerald)
Member since 27 Aug 2013
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Hi docsimonm, do you mean Oneworld Emerald, Oneworld Sapphire doesn't grant access to First Lounges?
Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 113
There shouldn't be any issue because I've been told by British Airways and Cathay Pacific that it's the CARD that gets you in the door, not the frequent flyer number in the booking.
From my own personal experience:
1. I get access to the BA First Lounge at Heathrow even if I have my non-status BA Exec Club number in the booking, but so long as I show them my Qantas Platinum Card (I asked one of the people at the front desk of the lounge and they said all they need to see is a valid card).
2. Ditto for Cathay Pacific -- was told exactly the same thing.
WORST CASE SCENARIO DO THIS: Put you other FF number on the booking so it shows on your boarding pass to enter the lounge. Then when you get the gate, ask them to change the FF number to your Qantas FF number.
Originally Posted by Rhino
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 22 Aug 2013
Total posts 118
So the key for me as a newly minted Qatar OWE will be will they give us a soft landing to Sapphire after June 2021? My flights won't increase any significant amount until April next year. If they do give a soft I can aim for Qantas Gold over the next year or two, using my Qatar OWE card for lounge access whilst funneling flight status credits to Qantas. Sound like a reasonable strategy?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Jul 2011
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So I assume you are a (newly matched) QR OWE but wanting to earn status/points on QF.
For CX flights I believe you have to have the StatusCard in at checkin, as only then will the CX Lounge invite card print, and (I've been told previously) that CX won't pay other airline lounges unless they have the invite card.
For others believe just the card will do.
Some systems, including Amadeus can reportedly have a separate card for Status field versus Earning field, but this doesn't seem consistent across all oneworld members, let alone finding a staff member who knows the system well enough.
I expect we are both newly matched OW elites. I know this arrangement worked with VA and SQ so I'm hoping a similar thing as DocSimon suggested will work
Member since 23 Feb 2016
Total posts 62
I cannot see you running into issues provided you are flying out on OW flight number and OW operated, this is no different to using a QF issued card at any of the OW lounges. I have never had issues accessing other OW F lounges operated by QR, CX, JL or AA with my QF card I just show the card and access is granted, this seems to be the same situation you are asking about. If you have the inclination you can look up the OW lounge access rules https://www.oneworld.com/. The other point to note if you are going to access the lounge with your QR card, QF will use the OW lounge access policies not the QF access policies and there are slight differences.
Originally Posted by Matt_01
Originally Posted by moa999
Originally Posted by docsimonm
At a high level and not going into all the detail if you want to get into the QF F lounge:
If the QF rules apply you can normally bring in one guest and kids travelling with you do not count as a guest. If the OW apply normally kids under the age of 2 do not count, but over 2 they are considered a guest. Unfortunately it does not end there as each of the OW member airlines have their own published rules around guests and children access which is normally on their own websites and not on the OW web site.
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