Access to CX lounge in Manila

Old Oct 21, 10, 5:26 am
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Access to CX lounge in Manila

Hi,

I have WP status and will be departing MNL next week to SYD on QF. The QF lounge at MNL is always packed, but I have noticed there is a CX lounge next door. As CX fly ex MNL about 6 times a day I am hoping their lounge maybe better than the QF lounge.

My question is am I entitled to access the CX lounge when I am flying QF? My reading of the oneworld rules is that I am, but I am not sure.

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Old Oct 21, 10, 5:55 am
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Is the qf lounge the same as the jl one?
If so the cx one is bigger but I can't say much about the food.
If wp is ow emerald then you should be able to get in no problem.
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Old Oct 21, 10, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by workingman View Post
My question is am I entitled to access the CX lounge when I am flying QF? My reading of the oneworld rules is that I am, but I am not sure.
As a One World Emerald member, you can use any OW 1st or business lounge when departing on any flight which is both marketed by and operated by a OW carrier, so yes, you can use the CX lounge if desired

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Old Oct 21, 10, 1:09 pm
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I can say that accessing MNL CX lounge is one thing; enjoying it is quite a different animal. It is definitely nothing to write home about. The J section can get very crowded, and the F section is little more than a dentist's office with computers. Also, the food is the same in both areas.
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Old Oct 21, 10, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ntamayo View Post
I can say that accessing MNL CX lounge is one thing; enjoying it is quite a different animal. It is definitely nothing to write home about. The J section can get very crowded, and the F section is little more than a dentist's office with computers. Also, the food is the same in both areas.
+1 to that...its only saving grace is that the F section (which is nearly as large as the entire QF lounge) is usually not very full. Note also that, unlike the QF lounge, it does not have an inside bathroom, so you have to use the not-very-salubrious public facilities. Finally, be aware that at this time of the year the last CX flight for the day leaves some time before QF20, so you may find yourself being subtly encouraged to depart.
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Old Oct 21, 10, 6:12 pm
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Thanks for all the comments.

I am travelling on a Monday, so that 1 day of the week QF leaves before the last CX flight. I may pop into the CX lounge just so I can compare to the QF one. I do find that with the QF lounge, despite being small, the staff do try very hard to make the stay pleasant.

I always aim to get to MNL airport early, because of all the queues and the smallness of the lounge.
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Old Oct 21, 10, 8:36 pm
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Note also that, unlike the QF lounge, it does not have an inside bathroom, so you have to use the not-very-salubrious public facilities.
Why wouldnt you go next door and use the QF facility rather than using the public facility?
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Old Oct 22, 10, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by simongr View Post
Why wouldnt you go next door and use the QF facility rather than using the public facility?
Well I suppose I would say, in aid of the commenter, that the QF facilities are not that great, but having never tried the public ones I would have to withhold that comment.
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Old Oct 24, 10, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by simongr View Post
Why wouldnt you go next door and use the QF facility rather than using the public facility?
If the QF lounge is busy enough to be worth avoiding, you could well be in for a wait. Regardless, you still have to leave the CX lounge.
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