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Does FF on PNR matter for lounge access?

Old Apr 14, 19, 7:48 pm
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Does FF on PNR matter for lounge access?

Iím currently a OW Emerald and will be flying several segments which Iíd like to credit to BA. If I put BA on the PNR, will it matter whether I get access to OW First Class lounges during the trip or not?
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Old Apr 14, 19, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by andreiz View Post
I’m currently a OW Emerald and will be flying several segments which I’d like to credit to BA. If I put BA on the PNR, will it matter whether I get access to OW First Class lounges during the trip or not?
Many threads on trying to cherry pick benefits from status and/or changing frequent flyer number after getting a benefit.
Some times it works and times time it does not.
Showing the physical card at lounge entry may work/many not work

What airlines and/or lounges?
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Old Apr 14, 19, 9:21 pm
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Letís say Finnair Premium lounge in Helsinki and Cathay Pier/Wing in Hong Kong. Iíll be flying HEL-SIN on Finnair and HKG-SIN later on Cathay.

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Old Apr 14, 19, 11:43 pm
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Originally Posted by andreiz View Post
Letís say Finnair Premium lounge in Helsinki and Cathay Pier/Wing in Hong Kong. Iíll be flying HEL-SIN on Finnair and HKG-SIN later on Cathay.
I changed my crediting from CX to BA and JL 3 years ago.
I successfully entered CX first class lounges at HKG with my CX Diamond cards, crediting miles to JL (boarding pass/PNR).
JL's NRT/HND lounges also accept physical card for entering lounges with crediting other FFPs.
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Old Apr 24, 19, 5:09 pm
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When is your flight? HEL Premium lounge is closed for renovations, and probably won't open within a few months. The works are severely delayed.
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Old May 9, 19, 3:17 am
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
When is your flight? HEL Premium lounge is closed for renovations, and probably won't open within a few months. The works are severely delayed.
End of July.
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Old May 9, 19, 3:44 pm
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Never a problem, do this all the time. Always show my physical card to eliminate any doubt.
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Old May 9, 19, 8:04 pm
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Originally Posted by SNA_Flyer View Post
Never a problem, do this all the time. Always show my physical card to eliminate any doubt.
YEs, this is one of the few occasions on which a physical card from your FFP is helpful.
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Old May 11, 19, 3:29 am
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One problem if you are an AA EXP they don't send out cards anymore (well not to me) but i have the AA app on my phone which shows my status so if I am in that situation, as I have lots of CX Asiamiles thanks to AMEX, I am hoping that will work. Any thoughts?
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Old May 11, 19, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by Nicc HK View Post
One problem if you are an AA EXP they don't send out cards anymore (well not to me) ....
I received mine in the mail a few weeks ago.
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Old May 13, 19, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH View Post
I received mine in the mail a few weeks ago.
I keep asking, perhaps they do not not where Hong Kong is? They must do they fly here.
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Old May 20, 19, 8:01 am
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Showing physical card is a better strategy than changing FFP after entering the lounge as some airlines do have FFP sticky reservation system. JL is one of them
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