Lounge Access at BOM

Old Jan 24, 19, 2:06 am
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Lounge Access at BOM

As a Star Alliance gold member, do I get lounge access for a guest who is also flying a Star Alliance carrier while at BOM? I'm asking this because there are no Star Alliance lounges here, but only contract lounges.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 8:38 am
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Yes you do. The *A airline that you're checking-in with will issue a lounge card for you and your guest. Make sure they're present with you.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 8:43 am
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The airline you are flying will have a contract with one of the lounges, and will issue you an invitation as a *G
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Old Jan 24, 19, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by RanChin View Post
As a Star Alliance gold member, do I get lounge access for a guest who is also flying a Star Alliance carrier while at BOM? I'm asking this because there are no Star Alliance lounges here, but only contract lounges.
only if the guest is on the same flight as you & you both check-in together....
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Old Jan 24, 19, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
only if the guest is on the same flight as you & you both check-in together....
Not necessary to be on the same flight. *A rules. I've done this flying UA with a friend on AI.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by PiperAtGatesofDawn View Post
Not necessary to be on the same flight. *A rules. I've done this flying UA with a friend on AI.
While I am not sure about the rule, it would be difficult task to explain and convince the air India staff. In fact I always struggle to ask them to add my UA ff number at the time of check in.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by deepism View Post
While I am not sure about the rule, it would be difficult task to explain and convince the air India staff. In fact I always struggle to ask them to add my UA ff number at the time of check in.
Iíve not experienced incompetent AI staff in BOM. I add my SQ FFP all the time... in seconds and get my lounge card without a single comment or question. In the smaller stations I have faced and experienced all kinds of ridiculous questions and comments for adding my FFP and or for lounge access.

And yes it is a *A rule.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by PiperAtGatesofDawn View Post
Not necessary to be on the same flight. *A rules. I've done this flying UA with a friend on AI.
interesting....i've had ai staff deny that to a friend of mine who was on another ai flight to a different destination....even though we were both checking in together....that's the only time i have ever tried this....
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Old Jan 25, 19, 12:07 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
interesting....i've had ai staff deny that to a friend of mine who was on another ai flight to a different destination....even though we were both checking in together....that's the only time i have ever tried this....

Next time show them the below. It’s standard *A benefits and the actual *G benefit doesn’t refer “paid” tickets at all. It’s valid for all types of tickets.:
https://www.flyingreturns.co.in/html/pc_maharajah.php
  • Complimentary access to airport lounges on presentation of same-day departing Star Alliance paid ticket and Gold card. One guest is also allowed provided they are also travelling on a paid ticket for same day departure with a Star Alliance Airline.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 10:13 am
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Next time show them the below. Itís standard *A benefits and the actual *G benefit doesnít refer ďpaidĒ tickets at all. Itís valid for all types of tickets.:
https://www.flyingreturns.co.in/html/pc_maharajah.php
  • Complimentary access to airport lounges on presentation of same-day departing Star Alliance paid ticket and Gold card. One guest is also allowed provided they are also travelling on a paid ticket for same day departure with a Star Alliance Airline.
thanks for the link....i don't think i will ever be in this situation again but if i am then this will be handy....
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Old Jan 28, 19, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by PiperAtGatesofDawn View Post



Next time show them the below. Itís standard *A benefits and the actual *G benefit doesnít refer ďpaidĒ tickets at all. Itís valid for all types of tickets.:
https://www.flyingreturns.co.in/html/pc_maharajah.php
  • Complimentary access to airport lounges on presentation of same-day departing Star Alliance paid ticket and Gold card. One guest is also allowed provided they are also travelling on a paid ticket for same day departure with a Star Alliance Airline.
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thanks for the link....i don't think i will ever be in this situation again but if i am then this will be handy....
With AI staff, I am not very hopeful of winning this battle.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by vishalgupta22 View Post


With AI staff, I am not very hopeful of winning this battle.
At BOM I absolutely am.

At other stations you're probably right. I've had AI staff discuss among themselves whether as a SQ KEF (*G) I should get lounge access; as a AI TMC should I get lounge access on an award ticket. I've also had AI staff giving Mrs. Piper lounge access when she was traveling alone on an award ticket booked through my AI TMC account because somehow they thought she was TMC!

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Old Mar 17, 19, 8:35 am
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I am flyinh BOM to LHR, with 9W in J. Which lounge will I access in BOM? Is it any good?
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Old Mar 17, 19, 10:44 am
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GVK East Wing Lounge. It's a very good lounge, you can find detailed reviews with a quick Google search.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 5:25 am
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If you are in transit - how do you get a lounge invitation ?
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