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Lounge access - operating and marketing carrier in different alliance

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dajop

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Just wondered if anyone had come across this before - operating carrier in star alliance (SQ), marketing carrier in oneworld (MH)... elite status with operating carrier .... so do I get lounge access or not? The way T&C are written it seems so. I guess a similar scenario would (have been) a QF WP travelling out of SYD on SA codeshare on QF flight, did they get access to J lounge, F lounge or no lounge access at all?
 

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I think with *A it's all about the operating carrier. So you should be okay.
 

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Just wondered if anyone had come across this before - operating carrier in star alliance (SQ), marketing carrier in oneworld (MH)... elite status with operating carrier .... so do I get lounge access or not? The way T&C are written it seems so. I guess a similar scenario would (have been) a QF WP travelling out of SYD on SA codeshare on QF flight, did they get access to J lounge, F lounge or no lounge access at all?
If you are on an MH flight number, without MH status, I'm not sure if you will get lounge access. Can you post the Ts and Cs?
 

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If you are on an MH flight number, without MH status, I'm not sure if you will get lounge access. Can you post the Ts and Cs?
Yes, just checked it seems the answer is yes:

TRelax in the Business Class area of our SilverKris Lounges when you are travelling in Business or Economy Class on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir. This applies to passengers departing on flights operated by Singapore Airlines and SilkAir only. Please present your membership card and boarding pass in order to enjoy this privilege.
Anyway, moot point, I held off from booking for a bit and availability opened up connecting to the day flight to MEL, so instead of taking SQ at 5pm I am now on MH at 6:40am ... early start but at least will sleep in a proper bed instead of doing another overnighter in economy.
 

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Yes, just checked it seems the answer is yes:



Anyway, moot point, I held off from booking for a bit and availability opened up connecting to the day flight to MEL, so instead of taking SQ at 5pm I am now on MH at 6:40am ... early start but at least will sleep in a proper bed instead of doing another overnighter in economy.
good news re the MH flight.

however...if you had stayed on the SQ operated flight, but on an MH flight number, by the terms and conditions above you would not have gained lounge access by the look of it. you would need to be on an sq flight, meaning an SQ flight number at the minimum (unless PPS gives you anytime access?)

(edited to add... with your QF LTG you would have got access anyway)
 
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good news re the MH flight.

however...if you had stayed on the SQ operated flight, but on an MH flight number, by the terms and conditions above you would not have gained lounge access by the look of it. you would need to be on an sq flight, meaning an SQ flight number at the minimum (unless PPS gives you anytime access?)

(edited to add... with your QF LTG you would have got access anyway)
A Star Alliance flight operated by a Star Member sold by someone else grants access to the lounge for a Star elite, operated being the key component which is less stringent than OneWorld that require both op and marketed flight numbers to be within their alliance.
 

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A Star Alliance flight operated by a Star Member sold by someone else grants access to the lounge for a Star elite, operated being the key component which is less stringent than OneWorld that require both op and marketed flight numbers to be within their alliance.
thanks! that is interesting!
 
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