*G Lounge Access: CO miles, Virgin flights, LHR-NYC

 
Old Feb 23, 12, 4:22 pm
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*G Lounge Access: CO miles, Virgin flights, LHR-NYC

Hello,

I'm United PremEx (*Gold), using CO miles to fly LHR->NYC in economy on Virgin metal. The CO mileage booking process and their confirmation e-mail has me on CO code-share flight numbers, although the Virgin system has me being on "native" Virgin flight numbers, and I suspect this is how the boarding passes will look.

Question: will my *Gold card get me into the LHR Star Alliance lounge? Virgin Atlantic isn't a star alliance member, but I am (or at least was initially) booked on CO flight numbers.

Thanks!
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Old Feb 23, 12, 9:29 pm
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The LHR Star Alliance lounge is in Terminal 1, however the Virgin flight will depart from Terminal 3. Therefore they probably won't even let you through security in T1 - or even if they do, you face a trek back to T3.
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Old Feb 23, 12, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by COIAHLGW View Post
The LHR Star Alliance lounge is in Terminal 1, however the Virgin flight will depart from Terminal 3. Therefore they probably won't even let you through security in T1 - or even if they do, you face a trek back to T3.
To use a *A lounge as a *G you have to be departing on a *A flight—metal, not code. Even if he could physically get to the *A LHR lounge, I don't think they'd let him in.
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Old Feb 24, 12, 12:58 am
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Originally Posted by IAHRyan View Post
To use a *A lounge as a *G you have to be departing on a *A flight—metal, not code. Even if he could physically get to the *A LHR lounge, I don't think they'd let him in.
Correct - no access to T1 without a boarding pass for T1, and no access to the *A lounge without a departing flight on *A that day. Incidentally there are several *A member lounges in T3 as well, but you won't be able to access those either.
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