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Old Oct 12, 11, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by number_6 View Post
There is no dilution, merely an enforcement of the previously announced benefit, well documented as requiring BA marketed and operated flight to get BA lounge access. The informal benefit of access on QF codeshares was nice while it lasted, but to say that enforcing the T&Cs as documented is a dilution is a bit much! While I agree that it is a bit absurd for QP having no lounge access for a QF flight while having access for BA, but them's the rules and most on FT know the nuances when buying these products. Interesting that the status based lounge access is more generous than the paid lounge access.

From the QC Website:
Access to Partner airline lounges
In addition to Qantas Club lounges, you can relax in British Airways lounges (Terraces and Executive Club lounges) and American Airlines® Admirals Club lounges.

To access a partner airline lounge, simply present your Qantas Club card or Platinum or Gold Frequent Flyer card at check-in and again with your boarding pass at the lounge reception. You may also invite a guest. Note: both you and your guest must be travelling together and have onward travel that day on a flight marketed and operated by the partner airline whose lounge you wish to visit.***

*** Marketed and operated means a flight operated by the same airline whose flight number appears on your ticket. Includes American Airlines® or British Airways operated flights with a 'QF' flight number on your ticket. (my bolding)]
The OP was attempting to gain access to a BA (partner) lounge where BA operated the flight with a QF flight number on the OP's ticket.

If this benefit is no longer available then it is a dilution of benefits and the Qantas wesite should be updated accordingly.

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