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Last year, I was not able to bring both my husband and my 11yo daughter into the SYD QF FLounge before a JL flight to Tokyo (they were both SG at that point, we were all flying in J). I was told because Qantas don't codeshare on that flight, only two of us could enter - Oneworld rules being enforced. Have not had this issue flying on QF flights.
Unless you have a favourable staff member on the desk, you are not likely to be able to bring two guests in to the FLounge before a Oneworld partner airline flight.
Sorry to keep this going, but reading again it appears that this child counts as guest policy also applies to the international business lounge too. Is that right?
In that case, I have effectively NO lounge access at all, because I obviously can't leave either of my family members outside.
Is there a way around this (either by arrangement with the lounge, or by changed flights? I know I could book all QF, but frankly that is a TERRIBLE option. That would mean a 16hr travel time, rather than 7 for the direct ADL-MH flight, much more cost, and a horrible Jetstar final leg from Singapore.
Lounge access when travelling with my daughter is the No. 1 reason for chasing QF status in the first place. Nothing worse than waiting with kids at the gate.
If my reading is correct, and I can't access the lounges, then QF is basically forcing me to fly direct with MH. The QP in Adelaide will wave me in, and I have never previously had any difficulty taking my family into the MH lounge in KL, even when I was only OW Sapphire.
One more ... As QF silver my wife each can get a lounge pass, but I can't find a clear answer whether they can use that for the int business lounge if we are flying out on MH. Is there a rule about that?
1) It is O* with the policy and not QF, they are more generous compared to the O* policy and it is this discrepancy that causes the issue. Whether it is applied consistently or not is a different issue.
2) The passes are crystal clear for O* access, they don’t provide access for non-QF O* flights
Thanks Mattg. Unfortunately there is no direct flight on the day we need to travel, so we have to go via Melbourne, Sydney or Perth. It would be a much easier decision if it was between a 7 hour flight and a 16 hour trip.
My Amex Explorer gives 2 passes in the AMEX Lounge in Melbourne. So at least I have a backup if we can't talk our way into either of the QF lounges.
As an aside, the QF booking difficulties continue -- practically, the only way I can book all QF/3K flights on the out leg is through Qantas. If I do that, then the MH direct return leg doubles in price. I'll talk to my travel agent and see if she can do better. While I might be able to justify the longer and less direct out-bound tip to get Flounge access, there is no point at all in the cost and trouble on the return trip, especially since there is a 7hr direct flight option that day.