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Lounge Access, J connecting to F
I have an award ticket booked through Alaska Mileage Plan, flying SYD-HKG-BOS. The stop in HKG is less than 24 hrs, with the arrival and departure on the same date. The HKG-BOS leg is in F, while the SYD-HKG leg will be in J (or premium Y if I choose to fly with my friend). Given the same-day connection and the long(er)-haul flight being in F, will I have F lounge access in Sydney on this ticket? If not, what will my lounge access situation be?
OneWorld allows access based on class of travel for same-day itineraries, so you should be fine.
Thank you for your reply! If my connection in F is still within 24 hrs, but the flight departs Sydney the night before, would I still have F lounge access in Sydney in that case? (ie, departing Sydney Monday night, arriving in HKG Tuesday morning, departing HKG Tuesday afternoon)
Mike, here are the Oneworld access rules.
[I]First and Business Class customers connecting on the same day of travel, or before 6am the following day.[/I]
Seems you might be out of luck if you don’t leave HKG again til the afternoon on Tuesday. But, if you’re able to check in online and print out your F boarding pass, that boarding pass might get you past a nice agent at the Qantas First lounge in Sydney.
If not, you’d have to “settle” for the Qantas business class lounge. Still not a bad place to kill time!