ELITE PLUS lounge access denied

Old Feb 14, 17, 6:07 am
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Question ELITE PLUS lounge access denied

Got a very unpleasant surprise and quite weird reason for being denied last week.
Was at UFA airport, flight to SVO with SU (i'm Elite plus).
I have been denied to get lounge access because "only if you have a connection in SVO to an international flight you can access the lounge, even flying in Y".

Never seen this before with any alliance and even argumenting that it's weird, the soviet style dragon did not even check the rules or changed her mind.

Anyone can confirm or explain?
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Old Feb 14, 17, 9:18 am
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That is normal Skyteam rules, no lounge access on domestic flights unless connecting to/from international flight.
I'm assuming BTW that you are not an SU Elite, then you would have been allowed access.

http://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-en/information/airport/lounge
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Old Feb 14, 17, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by Ditto View Post
That is normal Skyteam rules, no lounge access on domestic flights unless connecting to/from international flight.
I'm assuming BTW that you are not an SU Elite, then you would have been allowed access.

http://www.aeroflot.ru/ru-en/information/airport/lounge
oh i see... i'm a *A guy and with sky team i never fly domestic, was the first time. Sounds like a very bad news to be honest. But thanks for the information.
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Old Feb 15, 17, 12:34 pm
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Ditto is absolutely right. SU used to have more generous rules than Skyteam and allow non SU Elite+ to use the lounges on purely domestic itienearies, but they now just stick to ST rules. It would be the same with any other Skyteam airline.
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Old Feb 15, 17, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Rami Tamimi View Post
Ditto is absolutely right. SU used to have more generous rules than Skyteam and allow non SU Elite+ to use the lounges on purely domestic itienearies, but they now just stick to ST rules. It would be the same with any other Skyteam airline.
Yep i got it. I have flown a lot domestic with *A but with ST always international flights so was new for me. Sounds very weird and restrictive but if it's the rule...
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Old Mar 1, 17, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by frenchft View Post
Yep i got it. I have flown a lot domestic with *A but with ST always international flights so was new for me. Sounds very weird and restrictive but if it's the rule...
Yep - well known ST limitation (it really keeps me out of this alliance)...
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Old Mar 2, 17, 9:15 am
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A pretty bad policy if you fly within Mainland China.
MU and CZ are super large Skyteam carriers.
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