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Getting into the Al-Safwa lounge?
I have a paid QR J ticket from ARN – SIN this December. I have a long layover in DOH, and was wondering how I could get access to the Al-Safwa lounge? I have a lot of BA avios. Does it work that I book a Doh – Dxb flight on avios and then just not take the flight?
I am fine losing those points for the lounge.
That should work as long as you book into F.
Maybe if you lengthen your layover in DOH i.e. your flight from ARN-DOH gets in at 1:10 AM and your DOH-SIN flight leaves at 8:40PM you could fly RT from DOH-DXB on a morning flight from DOH-DXB (departs ~8am) and with the return on the all-business a319 flight (leaves DXB at 4:30 pm.) You would have a bit of time in Dubai so, maybe you could explore a bit. This is all under the assumption that there will be seats of course.