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Lounge access based on cabin flown: serving in F, connecting to economy flight

Lounge access based on cabin flown: serving in F, connecting to economy flight

Old Jul 26, 14, 3:50 pm
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Lounge access based on cabin flown: serving in F, connecting to economy flight

If I arrive in Frankfurt from JFK on an SQ flight award in suites class, and I'm connecting to a Lufthansa flight to Rome on a business class award (separate PNR) for which an economy seat only is available at present, will I get lounge access based on the arriving flight?
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Old Jul 26, 14, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by sspicer View Post
If I arrive in Frankfurt from JFK on an SQ flight award in suites class, and I'm connecting to a Lufthansa flight to Rome on a business class award (separate PNR) for which an economy seat only is available at present, will I get lounge access based on the arriving flight?
No access unless you are Star Gold.
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Old Jul 26, 14, 10:09 pm
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All the Star Alliance lounge access rules can be found at http://www.staralliance.com/en/benef...access-policy/. It's always based on the departing flight.
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Old Jul 27, 14, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
It's always based on the departing flight.
Whilst that's true in this case there are exceptions. eg, UA will give access based on the arriving flight class if it was on UA metal, even if the departing flight is in economy. Plus obviously there are arrival lounges where the access is based on the arriving flight.
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Old Jul 27, 14, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by docbert View Post
Whilst that's true in this case there are exceptions.
The Star Alliance rules I quoted have no exceptions I know of. What you're describing are United policy and arrivals lounge policy, which are totally different and unrelated beasts.
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Old Jul 27, 14, 7:23 pm
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Although *A lounge access is dependent on status or departing BPs, I seem to remember reading that SQ has an arrangement for their arriving First Class passengers to access Senator Lounges in FRA regardless of the class of their departing flight.
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Old Jul 27, 14, 9:01 pm
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If they go by the book, no access (unless the exception NewbieRunner mentions still exists.)

That said, it can't hurt to ask or try. I arrived in JFK on OZ F and connected to AC Y. I asked at check-in if I would get lounge access, and the agent made a call to the dragons who OKed access. ^
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