EK Lounge FAQs and updates

Old Feb 25, 14, 10:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Aquitania View Post
"Aspiring to be a sheikh". Good one. I did not realise that the question was addressed to you, Jackiedada. Not all sheikhs are wealthy and stupid, for your information. I didot realise that the question was addressed to you, Jackiedada.

Call me a snob but I do not care about the fare. I want something, consider it important for me at this point of time - and I get it, no matter what it is - like all of us would do. Equally I can fly in economy class and still enjoy the ride, there is nothing wrong with it.

Thanks for trying to comment on my behalf.
Actually, I wasn't commenting or even trying to comment on your behalf. Apologies if I offended you.
What I was trying to point out is that in most large firms, reservations are typically either handled by secys at a senior level or outsourced to a travel company, who are not really looking to 'save' money by finding the best deal. They have an authorization to book F for certain pax on certain preferred airlines and that is what they will do irrespective of whether the next couple of segments are in J or another airline is offering the same seats at 50% discount. They can't step out of line and create an exception for which they have no authorization - that's simply too much trouble and might even get them into trouble. The sheikh bit was just a little tongue in cheek...
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Old Feb 25, 14, 11:36 pm
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so... I should look for fully-booked F and J flights, pay for Y and march up to the lounges claiming that I *wanted* to fly F but couldn't because it was not offered or available.

Silly example, but so it goes.
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Old Feb 26, 14, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by extramileage View Post
so... I should look for fully-booked F and J flights, pay for Y and march up to the lounges claiming that I *wanted* to fly F but couldn't because it was not offered or available.

Silly example, but so it goes.
Justified if you are ticketed in F but have to fly in the J cabin due to only 2 class aircraft in a particular sector.

I had a similar experience in 2012. I had an F ticket from LGW to DEL (I think). I was told at LGW that the DXB DEL sector was only J ( aircraft change) and was issued with a J boarding pass. I managed to get into the F lounge at DXB. I had my e ticket with me but they knew that I was ticketed in F on the system.
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Old Mar 20, 14, 8:16 pm
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Boston lounge?

With perhaps the newest destination, does anyone know the lounge status in BOS? The Emirates site does not have anything listed. Not sure if they have a tie up with a partner lounge - http://www.emirates.com/english/flyi...r_lounges.aspx

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Old Mar 20, 14, 10:59 pm
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Apparently the Virgin Atlantic lounge, though it seems to be not set up yet. I should be able to confirm back in 2 weeks. More info on this thread from post #217 onward.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/emira...2014-a-15.html
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Old Mar 21, 14, 7:38 am
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Thanks! Missed that.
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Old Mar 22, 14, 2:46 pm
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just flew from boston. as of last week there's no lounge access. they give you a $25 voucher that can be spent in a restaurant in terminal E
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Old Mar 23, 14, 7:22 pm
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There is very very little in terms of decent dining in Terminal E. I hope they get this sorted, and soon.
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Old Apr 12, 14, 9:16 pm
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As of now, I can confirm that the Virgin Lounge is indeed operational and available for use by EK pax. Its a small lounge with a selection of salads and a couple of hot items and a cheese selection. Nice and cozy as hardly and EK or VA pax in the lounge at the moment (60 minutes to departure).
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Old Apr 21, 14, 2:13 pm
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Lounge in BOS?

Hi,

Does anyone know if EK provides lounge access in BOS to its business class passengers? If so, does anyone know if a guest can be admitted to the lounge if the guest is in economy on EK?

Thanks
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Old Apr 21, 14, 2:17 pm
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You won't be able to guest anybody into the lounge if they are travelling economy.
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Old Apr 21, 14, 2:37 pm
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Only if you are Gold or Platinum
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Old Apr 21, 14, 3:12 pm
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First of all, only Golds and Plats are allowed guest privileges.

BTW, the last time I visited the lounge at BOS, the lounge staff had the names of all the pax entitled to lounge access. There is no EK staff at the Virgin lounge - so just by showing your J BP and Skywards Gold/ Plat card, I don't think it is possible to get a guest into the lounge. I can check and confirm this in 2 weeks.

Anyway, you won't miss much if you give the lounge a miss. Last time I went it there were a total of 3 pax in the lounge of which 1 stayed in the loo for most of the time.
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Old Jul 6, 14, 8:53 pm
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I'm in BOS right now, and no lounge access to Virgin anymore for J passengers on EK. Only a $25 voucher to one of three restaurants in the airport.
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Old Jul 6, 14, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Auzzee View Post
I'm in BOS right now, and no lounge access to Virgin anymore for J passengers on EK. ...
One thing I can share is that you aren't missing much, not even the free wi-fi as it is complementary at Logan. Last time I was there in BOS (May), I didn't even bother going there....
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