International Lounge Access With Family

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  1. Va Bene

    Va Bene Intern

    Oct 16, 2006
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    I'm travelling overseas with the family in 2007 (wife and 2 kids 12&9 y.o.) in Qantas Economy and was wondering if the 4 of us could all get access to lounges in Hong Kong (CX or QC), Heathrow, Gatwick and Rome as a QFPlat/OW Emerald. The rules all say one guest although shouldn't be a problem at QC at Tullamarine with the two extra (kids).
    Anyone had experience with this?
    Happy New Year to all.
     

  2. Tooner

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    Hi

    My experience for a similar trip in May:

    SYD T1 F-Lounge: Let 3 adults, 2 toddlers and a 9 month old in - very nice people
    SIN - J Lounge: Above again
    LHR BA Lounges: No can do - 1 guest, children included (Dragons on front door of lounge proper)
    AMS BA Lounge - reiterated above but let us in anyway
    HKG QF F Lounge - 2 adults, 2 children no problem.

    The key is to be polite, smile and ask nicely. While being a WP does help, I've found most lounge staff very nice and helpful.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Va Bene

    Va Bene Intern

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    My experiences with BA lounge staff has been similar. Venomous to say the least! Admittedly I was flying Emirates at the time and tried to get into the BA lounge in Dubai. It was 6.30am and the lounge was empty and thought I'd have a chance as a OW Emerald.
    I'll just have to leave the 2 kids in the foyer with the Nintendo and PSP to occupy them.
     
  4. Tooner

    Tooner Active Member

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    I think in my case divorce would have quickly followed. I guess I could have taken one of the kids in!:D

    Mind you, T4 does have a few coffee shops to rest the wearies etc.
     
  5. garyjohn951

    garyjohn951 Active Member

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    CX are strict too. As they told me, if they bend the rules at holiday periods, there is not enough room in many of their lounges.
    For the past fews years I have paid by wife's QC membership very much for this reason.
     
  6. Gazza

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    I have seen CX lounge staff tell a lounge member to choose which one of her elderly parents to bring into the lounge.

    The lounge Dragon would not have looked out of place on a guard tower at Guantanamo Bay.

    Problem was solved by me "adopting" one of the elderly parents.

    Gazza
     
  7. straitman

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    I've done this in the QF lounge in HK. The only trade off was the Bus lounge instead of the F lounge. No big deal as we all needed showers and it was time to board by the time we finished in the showers. We then all got an Opup to business. :D :D :D
     
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