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ICN Longue access
I will be flying from JFK-ICN-HKG On Asiana. For the JFK-ICN leg I will be in first class but the ICN-HKG is in business class. The whole award is on one ticked booked using avianca miles.
I was wondering would I be able to access the first class longue in ICN, because there is no first class for intra Asia flights on Asiana and the highest class is business class.
No, since Star Alliance carriers based lounge access only on the departing flight.
Technically, you have no access under general *A rules. But there has been reports in the past of being able to use the F class lounge when arriving in F and connecting in J.
Also Lucky wrote this in comments about access back in 2012 when he visited this lounge:
“@ Arthur — If you’re connecting on Asiana then yes, but if you’re connecting on another airline (like Thai) then typically no.”
As [USER=29]@David W[/USER] said under *A policy lounge access depends on the departing flight, but airlines sometimes make exceptions for their own passengers. The way Lufthansa handles thing comes to mind.
Frankly my advice would be to take your boarding pass from the arriving flight and try, just keep in mind that access rules can have changed and you might end up be denied access.