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Old Jan 29, 20, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by hikouki View Post
Thanks for all the replies!

I'm just curious if access were still possible if I purchase an economy or PEY ticket, then used miles to upgrade? (supposing that is possible with Asiamiles)

I have not flown any OW carrier in the past four years, since I moved over to SkyTeam. Before I had status with CX about six years ago, that airline did not allow any access to the Business Lounge if on a purchased Y/PEY ticket, that was upgraded to business. I have not had any Asiamiles activity so my miles are expiring this April.
Your cabin flown is what determines oneworld lounge access. So, you will get in because you have a business class ticket.
there are airlines with exceptions to this, and those exceptions are clearly laid out on their respective websites (Qatar business upgrade using Q miles, Emirates award flights by partners etc.)
JAL doesnít have this language on their website, so itís not an issue when you book/upgrade into a JAL business class flight using Cathay/partner miles.
if you are asking about a situation where you book/upgrade into a Cathay business class flight using Cathay miles, best to ask in the Cathay Pacific flyertalk forum.
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