Old Feb 20, 18, 9:07 pm
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florin
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
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Originally Posted by lost_in_translation View Post
The impact of this change is very much exacerbated by the fact QR is primarily a transit airline, and so there is an expectation amongst passengers that they will have access to a lounge during the wait between flights - there is no option for travellers losing out through this change to just turn up at the airport later, which is what makes it particularly weird a Middle Eastern airline is implementing this policy.

On top of that, there is an obvious unfairness to outright redemptions made through other OW airlines getting lounge access when QRís own cash passengers paying in advance to upgrade donít. Iím not at all surprised.
Good point about the transit pax!

As far as other OW redemptions, I think the Privilege Club just lost another point VS. other OW FF programs. The one thing that gets me is the points expiration policy - I don't worry about my QF points expiring because a QF credit card practically negates that, but QR earning credit cards are not available in most countries, and some points expire anyway.
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