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Old Sep 9, 05, 4:03 am
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Not always the case, been there done that, I should adthat even if the stars are aligned properly the m-i-l wil not be getting into the arrivals lounge under most circumstances, and they are not getting in a 1w Sapphire (they are not BA gold, nor Emerald)
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Old Sep 9, 05, 4:06 am
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Originally Posted by Cyba
Not Silver, and not sure if OW Saphire works.
Silver is OW Sapphire so no Arrivals Lounge access.
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Old Sep 9, 05, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by QF Hammer
I believe you only get MB access with a First or Club boarding card. Lounge entitlement alone won't get you in.

Otherwise I would be there all the time!
yes, isnīt it Executive Platinum with AA what is equal to BA gold, or OW-EMERALD ?
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Old Sep 9, 05, 5:20 am
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Originally Posted by bertheike
yes, isnīt it Executive Platinum with AA what is equal to BA gold, or OW-EMERALD ?
ExecPlat on AA is equivalent to OW Emerald and BA Gold is OW Emerald-equivalent too.

Arrival lounge access as a benefit of OW status is NOT part of the OW-related agreements; and, thus, while BA Golds get arrival lounge access (including MBSpa treatments on occassion ) when coming off a BA long-haul flight, non-BA OW elites do not generally get Arrivals access unless it relates to class of travel and/or is part of a bilateral arrangement between BA and another airline. (AA has no such Arrivals-related agreement with BA for AA elites flying coach on BA.)
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Old Sep 9, 05, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by bertheike
isnīt it Executive Platinum with AA what is ...
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Old Sep 9, 05, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by hfly
Not always the case, been there done that, I should adthat even if the stars are aligned properly the m-i-l wil not be getting into the arrivals lounge under most circumstances, and they are not getting in a 1w Sapphire (they are not BA gold, nor Emerald)
That's right.

If I am not mistaken, travel in BA First entitles even a BA Blue (base member) to BA First/Terraces/business lounge access (where available) with a guest (regardless of the guest's cabin/frequent flyer status).
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Old Sep 9, 05, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by bertheike
yes, isnīt it Executive Platinum with AA what is equal to BA gold, or OW-EMERALD ?
Yes. But Arrivals lounges are, err, not departure lounges. The OW agreement only applies to departure lounges - the Arrivals lounges are a BA-only benefit for BA Club World/FIRST pax and BA Gold/PREM card holders arriving on longhauls. Because of the JSA and closer tie-ups (probably because you can't join the EC in Oz any more?) entry is also extended to longhaul QF FIRST/Business pax arriving into T4 and also the top tier QF members. That's it though.

Standard BA lounge access table, etc. with now includes OW carrier details:

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...e/public/en_gb

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Old Sep 9, 05, 12:46 pm
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If I am not mistaken, travel in BA First entitles even a BA Blue (base member) to BA First/Terraces/business lounge access (where available) with a guest (regardless of the guest's cabin/frequent flyer status).[/QUOTE]

One thing I discovered today is that this rule can be bent. My daughter and friend had just flown back from LAX and i agreed to meet with them in LGW to fly together up to EDI. I know I am only allowed one guest, but we went to the LGW lounge (me in pin striped suit, they in Hooters t-shirts and pink stetsons!!!). A polite ask, "I know I'm not supposed to but would you mind if I brought 2 guests in instead of 1?" brought an immediate OK, and I suspect many of the business types in the lounge were amused by the sight of two totally hyper 21 year olds flouncing around.
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Old Sep 9, 05, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by thegoderic
One thing I discovered today is that this rule can be bent. My daughter and friend had just flown back from LAX and i agreed to meet with them in LGW to fly together up to EDI. I know I am only allowed one guest, but we went to the LGW lounge (me in pin striped suit, they in Hooters t-shirts and pink stetsons!!!). A polite ask, "I know I'm not supposed to but would you mind if I brought 2 guests in instead of 1?" brought an immediate OK, and I suspect many of the business types in the lounge were amused by the sight of two totally hyper 21 year olds flouncing around.
I bet they had a few ideas about your relationship with those two ladies

Out of interest who flies from LAX-LGW?
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Old Sep 9, 05, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by thegoderic
we went to the LGW lounge...they in Hooters t-shirts and pink stetsons...hyper 21 year olds flouncing around.
"If Carlsberg did BA's lounges..."

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Originally Posted by fbgdavidson
I bet they had a few ideas about your relationship with those two ladies

Out of interest who flies from LAX-LGW?
As far as the first point is concerned, I'm not sure what the hoi polloi made out of this vision in pink hurtling across the concourse to embrace me when I arrived airside.

They flew Delta, LAX - ATL - LGW.
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Old Sep 9, 05, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by GBOAC
"If Carlsberg did BA's lounges..."
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Originally Posted by GBOAC
"If Carlsberg did BA's lounges..."

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Originally Posted by GBOAC
"If Carlsberg did BA's lounges..."

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LOL ^
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Old Sep 10, 05, 7:47 pm
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Hi,

I basically got this from the "powers that be" re the Arrivals lounge and who has access.....So........

1. First Class or Club World (arriving BA Long Haul) no guests....
2. GC holder (arriving BALong Haul) no guests....
3. QANTAS Chairmans Card (arriving BA/QFLong Haul) 1 guest
4. QANTAS Platinum Card (arriving BA/QF Long Haul) no guests

5. B.A Premier card holder... (arriving ANY airline, 2 guests
any class)

No-one else gets in!
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