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oneworld to open its first directly managed airport lounge in Moscow

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One of the announcements from the oneworld 20th anniversary event in London earlier this year was the announcement of branded and operated lounges.

This is already common practice with SkyTeam – which has one in Heathrow Terminal 4 – and Star Alliance, but oneworld has held out so far.

(There is a oneworld-branded lounge in Los Angeles, but this is the Qantas lounge in disguise.)

The first location has now been announced – Moscow Domodedovo airport.

Whilst Domodedovo is the home of S7 Airlines, a oneworld member, it seems that it is unwilling to run a flagship lounge itself and so is turning to its alliance partners for support.  Given that S7 runs 140 flights per day from Domodedovo, however, it is clear who will be providing most of the guests.

The other oneworld airlines using the airport are British Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian.  They only run around 10 flights between them.

There is no opening date for the new oneworld lounge, with more details promised in the New Year.

Comments (113)

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  • Phil says:

    Much as I love the Corinthia, a discounted rate of over GBP600 for an entry level room (lovely as it is) in June just seems excessive. Hard to believe their standard rate for that room is over GBP1000 per night.

  • Nick P says:

    This is not the first One World lounge. There was one in ZRH for several years, which has since become the Aspire lounge. That was the first.

  • Sandgrounder says:

    OT- T4 Skyteam gets a mention here, but what are the reports on the ground like for breakfast? Should I choose the Plaza Premium instead?

    • n_g says:

      I usually go to the Plaza Premium for the food and the SkyTeam Lounge for the selection of alcohol so if it’s an early flight it would be PP for me.

  • KBuffett says:

    The Harrods offers on my AmEx doesn’t seem to double up. Only the £30 of £100 has triggered after spending £100. The £20 off £100 doesn’t appear to have triggered.

  • Newbie A says:

    OT: Has anyone else also stopped receiving their extra avios from the amex offer of an extra avios for every £4 spending? The last set of extra points I got was from the 14th Dec, and the offer is meant to go on till 27th Dec I think.

    • Neil Donoghue says:

      Yes, the last points I received were on the 15th as well! Great spot…I will contact customer service today. My Shop small offers all dropped out on the 19th but I still received the emails over the weekend when making new purchases. Perhaps the IT department have gone on holidays early

    • Gavin says:

      My last was on the 15th too, and it appears that not all transactions got the bonus which should have done.

      Also the majority (8 out of 10) of my shop small credits did not track this year!

    • NvT1115 says:

      Yes – mine stopped posting as well. I assumed there may have been a spending limit but looking back that is not clear in T&Cs

      • Neil Donoghue says:

        T&C’s are pretty vague on this offer. We have until the 27th though so hopefully they will post the remaining bonus in one big batch once the offer expires.

    • NvT1115 says:

      Have been informed by AMEX CS that the bonus will appear again when the Avios sweep across to your BAEC next month on the usual day. There is no upper spend cap and offer still valid to 27th Dec

    • Anna says:

      I’ve still not had 2 x 1000 bonus avios from the Laithwaite’s wine offer on BA blue and BAPP. I think it must be an avios issue as the £10 credit for a supermarket spend posted to SPG immediately the same week.

      • RussellH says:


        Amex chat promised me mine “within the next 5-7 days”. That was a week ago.
        They also said they could see the avios pending to credit dating back to 11 Dec.
        Something very odd going on.

  • Andrew says:

    The business class lounge at LAX is branded as One World Business Lounge.

    • Edd M says:

      It’s branded Oneworld but I think managed by Qantas (hence the decor) so my understanding is it’s not a true alliance operated lounge

      • Andrew says:

        Although the title of this article says “first One World branded lounge” – hence my comment

      • Rhys says:

        This is correct

        • Andrew says:

          What is correct – that this is the first One World branded lounge or LAX was? The One World website confirms the name of the LAX lounge to be One World Business Lounge. Regardless of who operates it, it’s branded as One World.

    • Nick_C says:

      I made the same point on here some time ago. LAX/TBIT has been branded as a One World Lounge on the OW website for at least three years. The logos at the entrance are for Qantas, Cathay, and BA in that order. Nothing else to suggest it is actually a Qantas lounge.

      • Lyn says:

        It isn’t a Qantas lounge per se. It is managed by Qantas on behalf of BA, Cathay and Qantas.

        • Clarence says:

          We used this lounge in June and had a nice 3 hours there. The food was excellent and there is a good choice of beers and some nice quiet spots to have a snooze. It wasn’t anywhere near full the whole time we were there which made a nice change from LHR

  • Susan says:

    Stayed at the Corinthia Malta a few years ago with GHA Plat (BT) – booked a basic room and was upgraded to a suite with large terrace. OK it’s no Corinthia London (or frankly as nice as its sister GHA, the Kempinski on Gozo) but it was ideal for a few days holiday exploring this gorgeous island.

  • koroleon says:

    OT but bits. We would like to pool our miles for a family redemption on Virgin.There was some talk here that this is possible? No status, just credit card earners. Or is it possible to transfer my amex rewards points to my wife’s virgin account (same last name, address)?

    • jimA says:

      IIRC if you call to book then they will be helpful with pooling of points

    • Rob says:

      Ring Virgin and they will do the booking. An Amex transfer to your wife SHOULD fail but you never know, depends if they just do surname verification.

    • koroleon says:

      Thank you both for the replies. I’ll transfer the points to my virgin account and call them for the booking – I remember reading about it here before but I didn’t know if it still works.

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