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Hi guys, Im flying to China in June, with a 12 hour stop over in Hong Kong (yay =/) Im currently a silver FF, my dad is a Gold Qantas ...
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    Complimentary lounge pass?

    Hi guys,

    Im flying to China in June, with a 12 hour stop over in Hong Kong (yay =/)
    Im currently a silver FF, my dad is a Gold Qantas FF.

    My question is, is it possible for airlines to hand out complimentary lounge passes?...as in if he called or emailed because of his status they could possibly give him a one of pass..which I could use to get into the lounges? (because Cathay lounges rule in HK).

    If no...how would I go about getting one? Im not all that keen on floating around the terminal for 12 hours, is there other strategies to get into the business lounges? I know its a tad cheeky but im sure there are ways to beat the system so to speak =P.

    Any advice appreciated!

    Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gilmore View Post
    Hi guys,

    Im flying to China in June, with a 12 hour stop over in Hong Kong (yay =/)
    Im currently a silver FF, my dad is a Gold Qantas FF.

    My question is, is it possible for airlines to hand out complimentary lounge passes?...as in if he called or emailed because of his status they could possibly give him a one of pass..which I could use to get into the lounges? (because Cathay lounges rule in HK).

    If no...how would I go about getting one? Im not all that keen on floating around the terminal for 12 hours, is there other strategies to get into the business lounges? I know its a tad cheeky but im sure there are ways to beat the system so to speak =P.

    Any advice appreciated!

    Joe.
    If I were 12 hours in HK I would stay in the airport hotel and get some sleep if the stopover is at night. If as it would appear you are there during the day, go into HK.
    Even with lounge access I wouldn't want to sit there for 12 hours

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    Re: Complimentary lounge pass?

    Airport hotel does make sense tbh. Im there overnight I'm just not really very familiar with the airport etc and dont know where anything is!

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    Re: Complimentary lounge pass?

    Welcome to AFF Joe Gilmore!

    There are complimentary Qantas lounge passes that are given to Silver members on qualifying-requalifying, Qantas Premium Amex cards etc.

    Unfortunately I do not think Qantas will send you out a complimentary Qantas lounge pass if your dad calls and asks nicely.

    If you want to visit the Qantas lounge then you will either need someone to guest you, have a complimentary Qantas Lounge pass by buying on eBay or someone giving you one.
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    Welcome to AFF.

    If you post up your travel details in the meetups section, another AFFer may be able to guest you in.

    Otherwise I dont know any instances where guest passes are sent out.

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    Re: Complimentary lounge pass?

    For a 12 hour overnight stint, I would have thought an airport hotel would make much more sense.

    There is information regarding Passengers on the airport website.

    Passenger Guide - Hong Kong International Airport

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gilmore View Post
    Airport hotel does make sense tbh. Im there overnight I'm just not really very familiar with the airport etc and dont know where anything is!
    I am sure there is an on line option which will let you know your options

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    Re: Complimentary lounge pass?

    Quote Originally Posted by mannej View Post
    For a 12 hour overnight stint, I would have thought an airport hotel would make much more sense.

    There is information regarding Passengers on the airport website.

    Passenger Guide - Hong Kong International Airport
    THe QF lounge closes for 5 hours, IMHO a hotel will be much better!
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    Re: Complimentary lounge pass?

    I would be looking at the hotel option myself, however there are also some lounges in HK airport that you can pay to enter. You can find them on the airport website as well.

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    Note that even if you had a Qantas Club lounge Invitation, you would not be able to use it at HKG when the next departure is on a CX flight. The next departure must be on a QF or JQ flight to be able to use the Qantas Club Invitations. So no point in "buying' one from eBay etc as you won't be able to use it on the way to China, bit could use it on the way back if the flight departing HKG is a QF flight. If its a CX flight, then it won't help you get into a lounge.

    As a QF Gold FF status flyer, he can take one guest into an of the OneWorld lounges at HKG so long as the departure flight is operated and marketed by OneWorld. Or are you not traveling with your father?

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