QP invites a no-go for associated lounges, BA access grid

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  1. thewinchester
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    Well, I kindly gifted my housemate one of my spare QP visitor invites for his recent PER-(xHKG)-LHR-(xSIN)-PER trip. As he was on short connections en-route, I suggested he save the invite for LHR T3.

    Well, he got back this time yesterday and the BA lounge dragons turned him away and said no access. Turns out it was my fault for not reading the back of the invite (no access to QP associated lounges), and referring to the BA lounge access grid.

    They were well within their rights to deny access per the terms of the invite, but I do wonder why LHR T3 is an associated lounge and not a joint QF/BA operated lounge like HKG, LAX and SIN. I would have thought that considering the UK is a major QF destination they would have set it up as a joint lounge facility.

    Also, does anyone have or know where to find a more recent copy of the BA lounge access grid?
     
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    There are only four QF flights a day from LHR, and there will soon only be two a day. So QF is a minor player at LHR T3: compare that to the number of BA flights per day from LHR T3.

    The position is the same at SYD T1: They are QF lounges, which BA arranges to use as an associated/partner lounge. This makes sense given the limited number of BA flights a day (two) compared to the number of QF flights.

    At BKK, HKG, LAX and SIN, the balance is more even between the carriers.
     
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