Qantas Club access when flying China Eastern?

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cinogirl

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I'm flying with China Eastern to Beijing in June and am a Qantas Club member. Am I allowed to access the Qantas Lounge? Eastern Arlines is a code-share partner of Qantas. Thanks.
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If you ticket is booked through Qantas and has a QF flight number I believe you can, otherwise no luck.
 

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If you fly to Beijing on Qantas, one of the options offered is QF129 to Shanghai, a 2.5 hour layover, and then QF4009 (operated by China Eastern MU5186) to Beijing.

Can I access the "associated lounge" in that layover period? It is open "2.5 hours before Qantas flight departures"
Lounge Locations | China | Shanghai Pudong International Airport | Associated Lounges

I am not sure if QF4009 is classified as a Qantas flight.

I'm QF Gold.
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Sorry to follow up .. but has no one flown to Beijing on QF129/QF4009 and back on QF4010/QF130?
I really just want to know if you have lounge access in Shanghai on the way up and back, and in Beijing on departure?
 

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I've done that (although it was about 18 months ago)

I was very disappointed with the whole experience. It was my first time arriving at Shanghai so I was hoping for some guidance in SYD on what to do. My bag was only checked as far as PVG and the checkin agent didn't know what to do when I arrived. I was only given a boarding pass to PVG. I collected my bag on arrival, cleared customs and had no real idea where to go. There was a domestic transfer area but MU don't have a facility there.

After a bit of effort, I worked out I needed to change terminals (which is a decent walk) and line up in general checkin to checkin for the PEK flight and deposit my bag. There was no lounge available.

The flight to PEK was ok but felt basically like Jetstar. Food was a sandwich (QF advertise "dinner" - don't expect that) and baggage claim took over an hour.

I'd never do it again. Via HKG on CX/KA is a much better option.
 

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And as QF Gold, you'll have access in all ports with the CX/KA option (or QF/KA if it lets you book that).
 

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Was going to ask a similar question, but I sort of answered it myself and this I think confirms. I am looking at purchasing a MU marketed fare over Xmas, operated by QF from SIN-MEL and back (on QF 9/10). It's about 60% of the cost of QF on same flights (and EK/SQ unavailable on my preferred dates), so appealing even with only 50% miles and even without lounge access. I assume QF gold wouldn't get lounge access as fare marketed by MU, but be happy to be advised otherwise.
 

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Unfortunately it won't. The annoying part is that you'll probably get a Qantas boarding pass with a QF flight number on it but a tiny little statement like "sold as MU123". That'll kill your lounge hopes!
 

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And as QF Gold, you'll have access in all ports with the CX/KA option (or QF/KA if it lets you book that).

I did this route today and it's now my preferred option (QF with A380, then Dragonair).
 
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