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Lounge Access

Carol Wylds

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I am travelling business class on Malaysian Airlines from Perth To KL on a QFF ticket. Am I able to use the Qantas lounge in Perth. Also when I arrive in KL I will connect on a Malaysian Airlines economy flight to Ho Chi Minh. Am I able to use the business lounge in KL whilst in transit
 

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(1) Yes
(2) Under OW rules yes, but lounge staff don't always know the rules, so keep your fingers crossed.
The relevant rule (below) can be found here:
Connecting between oneworld marketed and operated flights:
  • First and Business Class customers connecting on the same day of travel, or before 6am the following day, can access the lounge when travelling between an international long haul (a oneworld international long haul flight is defined as an international flight marketed and operated by any oneworld carrier with a scheduled flight time longer than 5 hours) and an international short haul or domestic flight (and vice-versa).
  • Lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight.
  • You must be prepared to show your boarding pass or itinerary showing travel in First or Business class on the international long haul flight, in order to access the lounge before your international short haul or domestic flight.
It doesn't make any difference but when you say you are on a QFF ticket do you just mean a ticket issued by Qantas or do you mean an award flight?
If it is an award ticket, once you have made the booking the fact that you used points to pay for it is irrelevant and you are entitled to exactly the same benefits in the relevant class of travel as if you had paid cash for the booking. (With the possible exception of upgrading.)
 

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Also when I arrive in KL I will connect on a Malaysian Airlines economy flight to Ho Chi Minh. Am I able to use the business lounge in KL whilst in transit
Most probably. MH have a curious policy that allows arriving MH J-class pax to access their international lounges, based on that criterion alone.
 

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And here it is confirmed on the MH website:

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I've used the MH international arrival access rule quite many times at KUL. So far, it's always worked for me.
 
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Agree with above answers.
If you have a separate ticket forthe second leg (say issued by MH) then the answer is still yes (officially according to the rules and also personal experience)
Make sure you keep the boarding pass from the QFi J flight
 

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