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Can I use Qantas lounges with a British Airways Silver or Gold card?

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A question I am often asked is whether you can use Qantas lounges if you have a British Airways Gold, Silver or Bronze status card.

Lounge access is one of the perks that many people aspire too when the travel. Nothing beats escaping the crowds of a busy terminal and settling down with some free wine or champagne before a long flight.

Can I use Qantas lounges with a British Airways status card?

Your entitlement to lounge access depends on what status you hold, even with British Airways’ own lounges. British Airways Bronze members are not entitled to lounge access whilst Silver and Gold members are.

Executive Club Silver status is the equivalent to oneworld Sapphire tier, allowing you to access the oneworld equivalent business class lounges, for example. This includes Qantas business class lounges across its entire network, such as the Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3. Though during busy times Qantas may have to prioritise its own flyers, there will be plenty of time between the Qantas departures at 11:45 and 20:45 for oneworld status holders to take a look!

Unlike many other business class facilities, the Qantas London Lounge offers a la carte dining. This is normally a feature of more premium first-class lounges but, since Qantas do not have a separate first class lounge at Heathrow, they have decided to open this to all travellers in with oneworld business or first status.

Gold card holders, of course, can also access Qantas’ first-class lounges internationally. However, if you are looking for a dedicated first class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 which is better than the British Airways one, you are in luck.  Cathay Pacific operates one directly above the Qantas lounge!

(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works.  You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )

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