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Lounge Access: Next Onward Flights Only?

Lounge Access: Next Onward Flights Only?

  1. jhawk737

    Greetings,

    I have a long flight next week from Los Angeles to Hong Kong in First Class on Cathay Pacific, then connecting from Hong Kong to Melbourne in Business Class. I arrive in Melbourne at 6 am. Is there any chance I can get lounge access for a couple hours upon arriving in Melbourne since it’s so early? Then, the following week, I return from Sydney to Dallas on Qantas in First Class. I have a couple hour layover in Dallas before my next flight on Alaska (First Class). Any chance I can use the Qantas lounge in Dallas during this layover? All lounge rules seem to say you can only use a lounge if the “next onward flight only” is on that airline, but am not sure if this is a strict rule or not for Cathay and Qantas. Thanks in advance for any advice here.

  2. MidSouthSkier

    The lounge that QF uses in DFW is a contract lounge. It’s quite small and is on a hallway with a number of different international carriers. The lounge doesn’t open until 1800 which I believe is a number of hours after your flight arrives? So I think it’s a moot point.

    Maybe someone else can answer the question about Hong Kong.

  3. David W

    In Hong Kong, you should get access to Cathay’s The Pier, First lounge since you’re flying First Class into HKG.

    Not sure how immigration and transfers work in Melbourne but if youre leaving the aircraft and are directed immediately towards immigration (like what happens in the US at certain airports) with no way to access the departures level, then I dont think you’d be able to get to the lounge for access. If the situation differs and you can access the departures lounge after deplaining, then you may get lucky.

    In Dallas, you should have access to any of American’s AAdmiral’s clubs and their Flagship facility since you arrived on a oneworld international flight. Just note that Alaska departs from a different terminal than where the lounges are located at DFW so make sure you leave enough time to get from the lounge to the Skytrain to the gate.

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