Complimentary Qantas Club Invitation

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arimansfield

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Hi Everyone,

I have received a complimentary Qantas Club invitation to congratulate me on reaching Silver status.

On January 27 around 6-6.30pm I will be flying from Melbourne Terminal, just wondering what the chances of this getting me and my girlfriend into Qantas Club are? Obviously we would arrive at the terminal a little early to take advantage of this but wouldn't want to be stuck in the airport for that extra time if we can't access the lounge.

Also both my parents are Qantas Club members, I regularly take my mums membership card with me when travelling and it seems to be a bit hit and miss (mostly miss) whether they let me in using this. Any tips or tricks I can use to make this work for me more often?

Cheers :)
 

vertisol

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Whilst Melbourne is one of the easiest to ghost into you might be pushing it in trying to fake entry.. You may be at the mercy of the lounge dragon and how big a day they had celebrating Australia day..
 

workingman

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Also both my parents are Qantas Club members, I regularly take my mums membership card with me when travelling and it seems to be a bit hit and miss (mostly miss) whether they let me in using this. Any tips or tricks I can use to make this work for me more often?

A few months ago I was entering the QF lounge at Melbourne and a young man in front of me had evidently used his father's QF card to try and get in the lounge. The dragon was in the middle of giving him a right dressing down and took the card off him and said it would be returned to QF admin who would determine what to do and would be writing to his father. Now I am not sure if he was just trying to get in and pretend to be his father and that was why there was this reaction.
 

jetlagger

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Hi Everyone,

I have received a complimentary Qantas Club invitation to congratulate me on reaching Silver status.

On January 27 around 6-6.30pm I will be flying from Melbourne Terminal, just wondering what the chances of this getting me and my girlfriend into Qantas Club are? Obviously we would arrive at the terminal a little early to take advantage of this but wouldn't want to be stuck in the airport for that extra time if we can't access the lounge.

Also both my parents are Qantas Club members, I regularly take my mums membership card with me when travelling and it seems to be a bit hit and miss (mostly miss) whether they let me in using this. Any tips or tricks I can use to make this work for me more often?

Cheers :)

Welcome to AFF.
Reasonable questions though..
I wouldn't ever chance attempt to use someone else QF Club card to access any lounge. I think this would somehow be a type of fraud or misrepresentation/ impersonation & highly embarrassing if/when caught.
Some kind person may be able to offer you an additional QF entry.
 

arimansfield

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Thanks for all the info! Perhaps I will stop using the parents card, it would be good if you could have a shared one though with only one physical card anyway I guess airlines have to make a profit somehow.

Just wondering if anyone has any info on the invitation, will that be for me and a guest? Or only allow me entry?

Cheers for the guesting opportunities thread will definitely keep an eye on that what a great idea!
 

puppysparkes

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The pass will be valid for the holder of the pass so one person only unfortunately.
 

arimansfield

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Ahh that sucks... so if I walk up to the counter with my girlfriend and hand them the invitation how likely is it that they'll let us both in?
 

workingman

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As far as I know a guest invite is for 1 person. The invite will tell you.

If you have had success using your mothers card and are open about it to the lounge then I would not see a problem. The most they can do is say no. I think the problem is if you pretend to be that person.
 

arimansfield

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Okay thanks so much.

Yeah that's what I will do from now on. I used to try just ghosting through sometimes and being upfront about it not being mine other times but if the first option means the card could be confiscated I'll stick to the upfront option.

Thanks for all the info guys! I was sceptical about signing up but this has been really helpful :)
 

straitman

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Okay thanks so much.

Yeah that's what I will do from now on. I used to try just ghosting through sometimes and being upfront about it not being mine other times but if the first option means the card could be confiscated I'll stick to the upfront option.

Thanks for all the info guys! I was sceptical about signing up but this has been really helpful :)
Remember the suggestion from post #5 above. :cool:
 
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eric2011

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I have, on a couple of occasions prior to attaining Gold status and therefore complimentary QP membership, Gone to the lounge dragon at the entrance and have told them that I had a comp pass which I used to enter the lounge but exited to go check on my flight and may I please re-gain entry as my wife/boyfriend/husband/partner is still inside.

Always worked for me, but this is very naughty and you should not do this. Bad, bad boy eric
 
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