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Qatar Avios redemption – business lounge access

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  • andrew5017

    Apologies if this has been asked before but has anyone recent have fly with Qatar business using full avios redemption (U) and be able to access the lounge while transiting in Doha? I have chat with two separate persons on the live chat and both straight away say redemption ticket has no access to lounge. I remembered when I book it I can see that Lounge Access: In Doha and select airports. I have double checked the same reward flight on the same day and same route and it is still listed the same. I am quite confused as to whether I can access lounge when flying 2 days later. Is there changes to policy lately? I have a 12 hours layover time!

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Comments on the main bit of the site today say that you will be fine – and also in London for the Premium lounge.

    NorthernLass

    Can you get lounge access by status? DOH just opened some new lounges for BA Silver and above.

    BJ

    My partner was on reward ticket earlier last year. No problem accessing lounge in Doha in either direction.

    points_worrier

    For cash bookings, Where there is a BA codeshare, these frequently are the same price as QR fares. Whereas QR book in to P (and get no lounge access), the BA codeshare books into I, gets lounge access as well as bonus avois based on tier, and counts as one of your 4 BA flights.
    All avios bookings, whether through BA or QR get lounge access.

    Peggerz

    I flew EDI-DOH-ICN-DOH-DUB with QR in October 2022 on Avios redemption and got full lounge access. No worries. Enjoy!

    polly

    Yep, we had lounge access last Friday on full avios fare….Hey @Peggarz hope you enjoyed the bubbly at DUB. Apparently they’re restricting it now to 2 glasses pp. Disaster!

    Peggerz

    Yep, we had lounge access last Friday on full avios fare….Hey @Peggarz hope you enjoyed the bubbly at DUB. Apparently they’re restricting it now to 2 glasses pp. Disaster!

    Hi @Polly. No time for bubbly at DUB sadly. We had a quick hop with EI to EDI and didn’t stop at the lounge as plans had changed. Had sufficient with QR of course.

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