No Anytime access for Platinum members to 1st lounge or new J lounges from 0408

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  1. serfty

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    #1 serfty, Oct 8, 2007
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    Changes to Platinum Lounge Access

    For access to all international First Lounges & the New Domestic Business Class Lounges unless flying Qantas/oneworld/Jetstar.

    Anytime Access to International J lounges and Domestic QP's still OK.
     

  2. oz_mark

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    Got the following in an email

     
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    Re: WP Anytime access revoked from 1st April 2008

    Only for First class lounges, you are still allowed in the others.
     
  4. Shano

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    Changes to Platinum Lounge Access

    Just received an email from QF regarding changes to lounge access policies for WP's.

    Looks like anytime access to First Lounges (and the new domestic J lounges) will be phased out.

    Anytime access will be limited to domestic QP's and int'l J lounges.

    Changes come into effect from 1st April 2008.

     
  5. jasonja3

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    Re: WP Anytime access revoked from 1st April 2008

    Just got the email also, kind of figured something like this was on the cards, but hoping it would not happen.

    The main thing I guess is that WP still get access to a lounge, albeit the J lounge when not travelling OW.
     
  6. adrian

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    Re: WP Anytime access revoked from 1st April 2008

    Not surprised at these changes - I have always felt that it was a little to good to be true, to be using the First lounge when flying Aerolines Argentinas or Austrian Airlines.

    However, I hope that they don't restict access to non-QF Emeralds (like AA Exec Plats) also, when flying one-world airlines.
     
  7. Shano

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    Re: WP Anytime access revoked from 1st April 2008

    But does still includes FLounge access if flying Jetstar......... so you can pig out and booze up before boarding your flight!
     
  8. Dave Noble

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    Re: Changes to Platinum Lounge Access

    1st lounge access not being available under anytime access doesn't seem to be too dire a change

    Dave
     
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  10. moa999

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    not an overly surprising move and won't impact that many
    good to see JQ remains on the list on both counts
     
  11. Travel Guru

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    It was only a matter of time, and fair enough in my opinion

    TG
     
  12. serfty

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    Internationally, I have only used this once - last year when flying from AKL to MEL on AirNZ.

    With this change, I would still get to use the QP in a similar situation. Not a great difference in AKL :p.
     
  13. serfty

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    The lounge access page has been updated to reflect this pending change.
     
  14. JohnK

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    I don't think the changes will make too much difference to most people but one good thing is having a separate lounge from the Qantas Club lounge when flying domestic.

    Will it still be possible to visit the domestic Qantas Club Lounge when not flying that day?
     
  15. Ikara

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    Here's what the email said........

    If you are not travelling internationally with Qantas or the airlines listed, you are still more than welcome to visit the Qantas Business Lounge before your departure. Domestically, if you are not flying Qantas or Jetstar you are still welcome in The Qantas Club.

    So, my interpretation would be yes.

    JB
     
  16. Shano

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    The access table on the QF website states "Member and 2 guests can access lounge any time [my underline]. Guests do not need to be travelling". So reiterating Ikara's response - yes.
     
  17. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    I have no problem with decision. In fact it is a good decision to protect their brand.
     
  18. Evan

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    Interesting to see the split of people.... Also really what i wonder is where will they fit these lounges and what airports will get them ? they say accross the domestic network, but i would somehow bet it will only be a couple of locations like MEL/SYD/BNE

    I also sense there really will be making Platinum more difficult to obtain since every second person seems to be Plat, or maybe its just my perception given like other gold/plats i fly up the front of Y (except for some flights in J) and see more of them that way...

    E
     
  19. oz_mark

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    As per the second sentence:

    From mid 2008 we will also be opening Business Lounges across our domestic network for the exclusive use of Business Class travellers and Platinum members. Business Lounges are currently scheduled for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
     
  20. Evan

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    Duh :!:
    Well that was a nice guess by me without reading where they would open ! :D :D :D

    And i have not even had a drink today.
    E
     
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