You appear to be correct.Actually it is the operating carrier that rules in star alliance. A Krisflyer gold should get into to the NZ lounge (as long as it is designated as a star alliance lounge) as long as the flight is operated by NZ (regardless of the marketing carrier). At least that’s what the rules say.
On the other hand, a KF gold won’t get access to NZ lounge when travelling on NZ code of a flight operated by a non star alliance carrier.
I'd be interested to hear what happens if somebody tests this out (trying to access an NZ domestic lounge on an NZ-operated flight with a QF flight number).As a Star Alliance Gold customer travelling in any class on a Star Alliance member airline operated flight, you have access to any member airline lounge at the airport where your flight departs, if the following conditions are met:
You are entitled to bring one guest travelling on any Star Alliance flight departing from the same airport on the same day.
- You present your boarding pass of a Star Alliance member airline operated flight which departs at the same day as your visit or latest by 05:00 AM the next morning.
- If your boarding pass does not carry the Star Alliance Gold indicator, you will need to also show your valid Star Alliance Gold card.
- The lounge displays the Star Alliance Gold logo at the entrance.
Thanks. that's what i figured. No status with Air NZ, Will see if I get lucky with card stock/flight number for the domestic. But the booking is all NZ coded.Do you have Gold (or higher) status with Air New Zealand? If so, you would have access to the Air New Zealand lounge in Sydney and the Qantas Club prior to your domestic Australian flight (with NZ flight number).
If you have Star Alliance Gold (not with Air NZ) you would have access to the SQ or NZ lounges in Sydney but nothing prior to your Qantas-operated flight as this is an agreement between QF/NZ and not the whole of Star Alliance.
If you don't have status with Air NZ/*A then I don't think you'd be entitled to lounge access anywhere here based on your Qantas Platinum status. The agreement does not technically give QF domestic lounge access to Qantas FF'ers if you're booked on an NZ coded flight operated by QF.
Is this only for trans-tasman and dom NZ flights?Qantas then add another limb to this by allowing QF Plat/Gold to use Qantas lounge when travelling on Qantas marketed flight regardless of the carrier, plus AirNZ lounge when traveling QF marketed flight operated by AirNZ.
You’ll notice from the map on that press release that Invercargill is strangely not included.The press release on the AirNZ site says it is: Qantas and Air New Zealand announce codeshare deal to make travel easier
If you got denied access to a domestic lounge and you were booked on a QF flight number then you were denied incorrectly.
PS, I received my AirNZ points so must not have been codeshare.
Invercargill wasn't initially part of the code share flights but now it is. So the agreement should now stand in invercargill too. This concerns me as I go to invercargill a couple times a year and was going to make use of the agreement...You’ll notice from the map on that press release that Invercargill is strangely not included.
While it should be if QF is codesharing on routes there, it’s possible it just hasn’t been included on their access lists as an anomaly or deliberately.
I’d recommend someone query with NZ directly.
Interestingly, the Qantas website specifically includes Invercargill in the list of eligible lounge locations.Invercargill wasn't initially part of the code share flights but now it is. So the agreement should now stand in invercargill too. This concerns me as I go to invercargill a couple times a year and was going to make use of the agreement...
Benefits with Air New Zealand
From 28 October 2018, as a Gold Qantas Frequent Flyer, when you travel on an onward New Zealand domestic flight operated by Air New Zealand with a Qantas (QF) flight number, be sure to have your boarding pass or ticket and Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card with you to receive:
- Lounge Access
Access for you and one guest travelling together (children over the age of two are counted as a guest) to Air New Zealand Domestic and Regional lounges in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Nelson, Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill.
Thank you! Good to know.Interestingly, the Qantas website specifically includes Invercargill in the list of eligible lounge locations.
I would suggest asking why NZ lounge access is listed as a benefit of QFF Gold: Frequent Flyer - Flying Qantas and Partner Airlines - Status Credits and Tier Benefits - Tier Benefits“With our codeshare agreement with Air New Zealand, they have only agreed for our Platinum members to gain access in to their lounges.”
As @sbor90 has pointed out, that is plainly incorrect.Well, an interesting development. Just got a reply from Qantas and they state “With our codeshare agreement with Air New Zealand, they have only agreed for our Platinum members to gain access in to their lounges.” So there it is, not sure if air New Zealand gold gets lounge access in Aussie or not...
Don't hold your breath.I wonder what the state of the QC lounge is in Auckland international, which is pending renovation?