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Do I have access to OW lounge in connecting airport if flying differetn airlines?

Do I have access to OW lounge in connecting airport if flying differetn airlines?

Old Jul 17, 18, 10:32 pm
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Do I have access to OW lounge in connecting airport if flying differetn airlines?

Hi!
I'm planning to fly
FRA-MAD on IB in J
MAD-GRU on IB in J
GRU-FOR on Latam in Y

By OW rules I should have acess to lounge in GRU since the long-haul flight is in business class.
But the GRU-FOR leg will be on a different airline, bought in a separate ticket.
Do I still have access to the lounge?

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Old Jul 17, 18, 11:13 pm
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Lounge access is for departures based on class of travel or status.
There are a few minor exceptions.
For the GRU-FOR on Latam in Y expect you would not have lounge access (unless you have mid level status)

https://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-access

https://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-...eaccess/gru/-1

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Old Jul 18, 18, 2:41 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
Lounge access is for departures based on class of travel or status.
There are a few minor exceptions.
For the GRU-FOR on Latam in Y expect you would not have lounge access (unless you have mid level status)
If connecting same day or before 0600 next day at GRU why wouldn't the OP have access to oneworld J lounges in GRU based on the inbound long haul J flight even if the OP has no status?

https://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-access

oneworld lounge access for First Class or Business Class customers

Connecting between oneworld marketed and operated flights:
  • First and Business Class customers connecting on the same day of travel, or before 6am the following day, can access the lounge when travelling between an international long haul (a oneworld international long haul flight is defined as an international flight marketed and operated by any oneworld carrier with a scheduled flight time longer than 5 hours) and an international short haul or domestic flight (and vice-versa).
  • Lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight.
  • You must be prepared to show your boarding pass or itinerary showing travel in First or Business class on the international long haul flight, in order to access the lounge before your international short haul or domestic flight.
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Old Jul 18, 18, 3:16 am
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But with separate tickets in not connecting
Just the end of one ticket/flight and later the start of another separate ticket/flight
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Old Jul 18, 18, 3:23 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
But with separate tickets in not connecting
Just the end of one ticket/flight and later the start of another separate ticket/flight
I wouldn't actually agree with your interpretation in relation to the lounge access rules - and there has been plenty of debate on this before with no clear cut conclusion.

The OP should show their inbound bp as well as their departing flight bp at the lounge at GRU and I am pretty confident they would get access.
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Old Jul 18, 18, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
But with separate tickets in not connecting
Just the end of one ticket/flight and later the start of another separate ticket/flight
I agree with KARFA. I don't think that's the right interpretation and I have done it myself on separate tickets in another scenario. In this case, same ticket vs. separate tickets shouldn't matter.
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