Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Etihad Airways | Etihad Guest
Reload this Page >

Lounge access - arriving first, departing business

Lounge access - arriving first, departing business

Old Feb 1, 17, 10:30 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 50
Lounge access - arriving first, departing business

Decided to trade in some points to experience First Apartment on the A380, beyond excited about that.

I depart BOM on First Apartment, arrive AUH, Depart to EDI Business (there is no first on this service)

can i use the First lounge in AHU while transiting, as I am arriving first, or will it be the business lounge?

thanks
Danny
dansound is offline  
Old Feb 1, 17, 11:04 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: OOL/DOH
Programs: QF LTS WP, Avis Pres Club, HH Diam.
Posts: 3,192
Originally Posted by dansound View Post
Decided to trade in some points to experience First Apartment on the A380, beyond excited about that.

I depart BOM on First Apartment, arrive AUH, Depart to EDI Business (there is no first on this service)

can i use the First lounge in AHU while transiting, as I am arriving first, or will it be the business lounge?

thanks
Danny
Others, including myself, have been able to access the F lounge where the next onward service has no F.

You do not get the 15min treatments however.
VH-RMD is offline  
Old Feb 28, 17, 9:26 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SFO
Programs: UA Gold, AA Gold, SPG Gold, HH Gold
Posts: 98
anyone have experience with this on separate tix?

i'm flying from JFK-AUH in EY F arriving at noon. I have a flight at 3AM (15 hours later) from AUH-DOH in EY J on a separate ticket. Will I have access to the EY F lounge?
ac737 is offline  
Old Feb 28, 17, 9:41 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Programs: Etihad Platinum. Bonvoy Ambassador Elite
Posts: 324
A friend had a ticket DOH SIN DOH. The DOH AUH DOH flights were in J. The AUH SIN AUH flights were in F. It was one ticket. As she had a stopover in AUH on the return to DOH, she was not allowed to use the F lounge. To use the F lounge, she must have been on a connecting flight and not on a stopover. It doesn't make much sense to me.
sabdhabi is offline  
Old Feb 28, 17, 9:43 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Programs: Etihad Platinum. Bonvoy Ambassador Elite
Posts: 324
Originally Posted by ac737 View Post
anyone have experience with this on separate tix?

i'm flying from JFK-AUH in EY F arriving at noon. I have a flight at 3AM (15 hours later) from AUH-DOH in EY J on a separate ticket. Will I have access to the EY F lounge?
As they are two tickets, my guess is you will not have access to the F lounge.
sabdhabi is offline  
Old Mar 1, 17, 7:35 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SFO
Programs: UA Gold, AA Gold, SPG Gold, HH Gold
Posts: 98
Thanks guys
ac737 is offline  
Old Apr 12, 17, 3:56 pm
  #7  
wdc
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 94
Originally Posted by ac737 View Post
anyone have experience with this on separate tix?

i'm flying from JFK-AUH in EY F arriving at noon. I have a flight at 3AM (15 hours later) from AUH-DOH in EY J on a separate ticket. Will I have access to the EY F lounge?
have you taken the flights and gotten a definitive answer on this?

Thanks.
wdc is offline  
Old Apr 17, 17, 5:05 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Programs: FB Blue, BA EC Blue, HH, Etihad Silver
Posts: 66
I have a flight next week in J CAI - AUH - KUL return. I was offered to make a bid (minimum 285 euro, max aprox. 800 euro if I remember correctly) to upgrade to F for the first segment CAI - KUL. The other segments don't have F cabin. Would a succesful upgrade give me access to the F lounge in Abu Dhabi?

I realise that I am arriving in F and not departing. But I thought, maybe they grant me access, because the next flight doesn't have F cabin. But than again I am on a upgrade so maybe they won't allow me access, than again, the offer states I will get access to their F lounge, but that could be when departing AUH only ofcourse. So I can think of quite a few arguments for both outcomes.

Interested in your views/experiences.

And does anybody know what fare class the upgraded ticket would be?
regtur is offline  
Old Apr 30, 17, 12:03 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Programs: FB Blue, BA EC Blue, HH, Etihad Silver
Posts: 66
To answer my own questions, yes you get access to the First lounge after arriving in F and continuing in J, when F is a paid upgrade (upgrade select). The upgraded ticket is R-class.
regtur is offline  
Old May 15, 17, 3:54 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 116
I'm travelling to BOM via JFK & AUH in F Class throughout (AA miles award ticket).

Will I get access to EY F class lounge at JFK and AUH?
johndoes is offline  
Old May 16, 17, 6:15 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: TXL
Programs: IB G; EY S
Posts: 102
Yes, doesn't matter that it is an award ticket. F ticket has access regardless of how you paid for it
PatongPilot is offline  
Old Aug 13, 19, 7:47 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: MSP
Programs: DL PlatMM, BA Silver, AlaskaAir Gold, HHonors DIA, Accor Silver, Marriott Silver, IHG Plat, TK/UA/AA
Posts: 4,138
I am looking at a ticket LHR-AUH-BOM (F apartments on LHR-AUH, then J on AUH-BOM) and have a few options. Wondering about use of F lounge in AUH. Oh also, is it worth bothering about, is the F lounge so much better than the J lounge?

1) a 90 minute connection around 1-3am
I am sure I'd be able to use the F lounge, as it's a quick connection.
2) arrive 1am, depart 14:00
Less sure that I'd be able to use the F lounge, especially if I get a hotel room in the city and come back to the airport for the flight in J
3) arrive 1am, depart 19:00
Pretty sure I'd have to use the J lounge.

Anyone with knowledge/history of this? Thanks!
kyushuman is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: