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Qantas follows Virgin’s business lead!

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d15.in.oz

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For some time, Virgin Blue passengers travelling in Economy on “Corporate Plus” fares have enjoyed complimentary access to DJ’s new “The Lounge”… Finally Qantas (in a lack of publicity fan fare) has followed suit! (But only for domestic QF Business Class passengers.)

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NYCguy

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It's about time! I have always thought that it's outrageous that one can pay more than $3K for a SYD/PER/SYD return in J (that fare being a good whack of the fee for a life-membership of the QP), and not be entitled to use the QP unless one was a member of the club.
 

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I wonder if this is limited to only paid business flights, or if the access is also open to upgrades from economy?
 

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Interesting - I remember getting no access to the lounge a long time ago on a J Syd-PER-SYD flight.

Its an interesting situation - in the US lounge access is limited only to club members (for AA at least). I wonder how many people this will affect - I can't imagine that there are a lot of people flying domestic business class who don't have QF SG status or equivalent.

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Good move from Qantas. Firstly it helps cut down on confusion, and secondly, it's only going to add a few passengers (if any) to the Qantas Club's. Most J pax would have access through other means.
 

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scibo10 said:
I wonder if this is limited to only paid business flights, or if the access is also open to upgrades from economy?
The way it's worded I imagine paid, upgraded, or straight-out award redemption would all get access.
 

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tuapekastar said:
The way it's worded I imagine paid, upgraded, or straight-out award redemption would all get access.
Yep From a chat to a BNE QP staffer either Revenue tkts or FFP including upgrades...improves the value to non QP members of using points to to Upgrade to Jay
 

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SeatBackForward said:
More of you Business class Riff-Raff!
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LOL. As mentioned earlier I can't imagine too many people flying QF domestic business class without QF Gold status or above!
 

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Happens early on in one FF membership.

When AN went belly up I worked with some guys who's company wouldn't anti up for a QP membership; but would for J fares.

They used various international afternoon/evening flights betwixt MEL & SYD extensively, to get lounge access & to prove a point. This was on flights like QF21 dep MEL 7:45pm that flew MEL-SYD-NRT and QF15 dep SYD ~5pm SYD-MEL-BKK-FCO (IIRC).

Needless to say that after a few months of this lounge access was no longer a problem for them.
 
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