Lounge access rule for arriving flight in J

Old Mar 4, 17, 1:58 pm
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Lounge access rule for arriving flight in J

Dear Latam experts, I will transit on SCL, arriving in Premium Business and onwards in Economy. It is possible to access the lounge in SCL using the incoming flight`s boarding pass? Tried to find the relevant rule online but with no success.

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Old Mar 5, 17, 3:12 pm
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Dear LUGlodo,


I am afraid that it will not work.

I assume this is an INTL to INTL connection?

If you are indeed flying Y and not PE, you would need status to access the lounge. Class of service is only relevant when departing said airport or using its arrival lounge, where applicable.

In SCL there are a few Priority Pass lounges and others who would let you in for a fee. Not even the LATAM lounge is that good, though, so if your connection is not so long I would believe your money would be better spent on a restaurant, eating decent food and having a drink.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 5:36 am
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Can anyone confirm this response to be true? I had not even given this another thought, and just assumed it would not be an issue.

My situation is the same as the OP - arriving in business on LAX-SCL, connecting SCL-MDZ in Y (single class A320, no option for J).

Will I really not be able to grab a shower & breakfast in the LAN lounge?
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Old Mar 6, 17, 7:19 am
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Lounge access in SCL, as GRUflyer said, is available to:

Passengers DEPARTING SCL on a W or J seat.
Passengers with elite oneworld categories (Sapphire, Emerald)
Others, based on co-branding agreements.

Arrivals don't get lounge access

If you really need to, you can pay (although it's not cheap, around 55 dollars) to get access, but I don't think is worth the while.
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Old Mar 6, 17, 7:42 pm
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It works

Hi everyone, just arrived from a BOG-SCL-GRU flight, first leg in Premium Business, second one in normal Economy.

Lounge access was extremely easy. The agent scanned the QR code of the incoming flight and asked to see the bp of the second leg. It worked smoothly.

Perhaps the most complicated thing here is finding the Latam lounge when on transit ;-). The elevator is in the middle of the departure duty free and not that well signaled.
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Old Mar 7, 17, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by LUGlodo View Post
Hi everyone, just arrived from a BOG-SCL-GRU flight, first leg in Premium Business, second one in normal Economy.

Lounge access was extremely easy. The agent scanned the QR code of the incoming flight and asked to see the bp of the second leg. It worked smoothly.

Perhaps the most complicated thing here is finding the Latam lounge when on transit ;-). The elevator is in the middle of the departure duty free and not that well signaled.
Maybe (well, probably) I'm biased to only wanting to listen to this scenario because it's what I want to hear, but this sound much more reasonable and like world standard rather than the alternative presented in the post above.

The only place I had heard of that "onward cabin dictating lounge access" for transit passengers was the Gulf carriers.

In my experience (which is limited to mainly north of the equator, granted), US, European, and Asian carriers allow lounge access based upon the entire one-way ticket's class of service, not the remaining segment.

Like I said, I hope I don't get turned away in SCL on the inbound.

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Old Mar 7, 17, 9:52 am
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The distinction here is that you're dealing with an LA to LA connection, which is different than the One World rules, which specifically describe the next onward segment for lounge access.
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Old Apr 13, 17, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by LUGlodo View Post
Dear Latam experts, I will transit on SCL, arriving in Premium Business and onwards in Economy. It is possible to access the lounge in SCL using the incoming flight`s boarding pass? Tried to find the relevant rule online but with no success.

Thanks!
I can now definitively say from experience that your situation allows SCL lounge access without issue. We had no problems using the LAN lounge during the layover before heading over to our all-economy SCL-MDZ flight.

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