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  • hugo r 279 posts

    A couple of questions

    If I book the cheapest fare in economy to KUL on QR the fare advises seats are chargeable . As a BA gold member will I get free seating ? If so will that include economy seats on the upper deck of the A380 which seem to be even more expensive than downstairs

    Also will I get lounge access at all airports ?

    SamG 1,640 posts

    You get seating, I’m pretty sure you’d get any seat on the aircraft

    You’ll get lounge access but not to Qatar business lounges. In Doha they have a specific lounge for Emerald. Heathrow they have a frequent flyer lounge. KL I suspect you use the Malaysian Airlines lounges.

    NorthernLass 7,490 posts

    I’m BA Silver and booked 2 QR reward flights in economy for later this year. I couldn’t initially select seats because the QR website doesn’t automatically recognise BA status, apparently. I contacted QR via app chat and they tweaked the system somehow so I was able to select any seat, including the exits rows.

    Perkz 1 post

    I can confirm that as a Gold you can select seats free prior to paying incl Upper deck economy on the A380. This is assuming that your FF No & status are recognised – sometimes its not always automatic for some reason. IME Qatar treat you very well as an Emerald – better than BA or CX in fact.Ive always been welcomed personally, offered menu choice ahead of the pack and was recently moved to an empty row of 3 as I had a neighbour albeit in an exit row – which suited me on a 14 hr hop Mel Doh. Im doing the same trip next week and have boked an economy seat upstairs on the A380 leg to LHR at no charge. The Gold & Platinum (upstairs) lounges by Gate 1A are fine as well.

    hwqcgsw 28 posts

    Free seat selection — Yes. However, if the flight transfer time is tight, I would recommend the lower floor, otherwise, you would be the last to get off the plane.
    Lounge — There is a lounge for Emerald in Doha as SamG stated.

    I always receive greetings from the crew when traveling with QR (in economy), but never on BA LOL.

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