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Old Nov 13, 13, 9:06 pm
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Lounge Use When Accompanied by Two Non-status colleagues

Hi!

I'm running into an etiquette issue and I'd like to know how others have resolved it. Normally, if I travel with someone, it is likely that they have lounge access, like I do. Admittedly, sometimes, they are eligible for a lower status lounge than I am. If it is just two of us, I will guest to my lounge level. If someone travels with us who has no status, we usually have enough "guest" privileges to bring them in with us.

However, on a trip scheduled in the near future, I am travelling with two non-status colleagues. I could guest one person in, but that leaves the other out. Ordinarily, I would just suck it up and not mention, nor visit the lounge. But, one colleague has been a past recipient of guesting, so he already knows. Also, these are very long haul flights (8+ hours with time zone changes) and significant layovers (3 hrs.). I hate to just give up the possibility of enjoying the lounge. Last bit of info- one colleague (the one who has been guested before) reports to me and the other will likely be a person with whom I will share high level responsibilities in the near future.

So, how have you handled similar situations?

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Old Nov 13, 13, 9:15 pm
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Tell them both you can only take one , have one of them on the flight to your destination and the second on the return.
Most lounges will offer the option to buy a lounge pass ...
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Old Nov 13, 13, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by ReduceTC View Post
Tell them both you can only take one , have one of them on the flight to your destination and the second on the return.
Most lounges will offer the option to buy a lounge pass ...
Thanks- perhaps an even division of opportunities is best. No possibility of purchase- British Airways lounges.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 1:36 am
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if there are more than one lounges you are eligible of using, take one colleague in and then walk out and take the other in the 2nd lounge.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 3:46 am
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Not sure if your lounge/airline allows this, but I have been in the same situation.

My status allows me to guest 1 person in.....and the way I guested the other client in was by using my airline credit card which allows 2 entries to the lounge per year if non-status. Never used it before since I've always had access so still had it available and VOILĄ ...easy, non-sneaky trickery access granted.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by Mchamp View Post
Not sure if your lounge/airline allows this, but I have been in the same situation.

My status allows me to guest 1 person in.....and the way I guested the other client in was by using my airline credit card which allows 2 entries to the lounge per year if non-status. Never used it before since I've always had access so still had it available and VOILĄ ...easy, non-sneaky trickery access granted.
Good idea. However, BA doesn't allow access that way. Could work in other circumstances, though.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 10:09 pm
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Also, these are very long haul flights (8+ hours with time zone changes)
LOL. 8 hours ain't any kind of " long haul" let alone "very" . Anyway, last week in BNE Qantas let me take two non-status colleagues in the lounge, which was nice. So I was saved having to make a choice.
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