Connecting in Doha, lounge access

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    nissefalk
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    I am flying through Doha with QR next week, I am silver on BA and I am in J, my wife is coming in on another flight than I am and in Y, we are on the same flight out of Doha, how do I get her to join me in the Business terminal in Doha, and , do QR actually give a travel companion access to the J lounge with a BA silver card, we did get access on an earlier QR flight from Bangkok but then we where on the same flight.


    first_class_please
    Participant

    Premium Terminal is for those with a Premium ticket only.

    Otherwise for a card holder and guest its the Oryx lounge in main terminal.

    See the following thread for further details:-

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/discussion/topic/Doha-lounges


    Ahmad
    Participant

    I assume you both are in business on the second leg. If this is so ask your wife to get a premium terminal invitation at check in. Then if she is in economy, the best way to get to the premium terminal would be to get a seat as much upfront as possible and ask the crew whether she can disembark with the business passengers and take the bus directly there. Sometimes the crew want to see the premium terminal invitation, otherwise just the onward business class boarding card is enough. Failing that she can disembark with the other economy passengers and at the transfer desk before security ask to be bussed to the premium terminal. I have done the former a couple of times when my first leg was economy and second business and have always been allowed to take the premium bus.


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    I’m afraid Nissefalk that the two previous answers are correct. Further, I’m guessing your wife is on an Economy ticket for the whole journey? In which case I’d suggest you both use the Oryx lounge, or maybe try and upgrade your wife for the second leg with miles / points.


    nissefalk
    Participant

    Thanks a lot all for the clear answers.


    Ahmad
    Participant

    Glad to be of help. You mention you were given access on a previous flight when you and your wife were on the same inbound flight. Was it to the Premium Terminal and was your wife booked in business or economy for the second leg?


    nissefalk
    Participant

    @ahmadar, No sorry for that confusion that earlier flight was on QR from Bangkok to Hanoi return and did not involve Doha, we where both in Y on this flight and QR did give us the BA silver benefits of lounge access in both Bangkok and Hanoi, I was not sure they would do the same in Doha in the premium terminal which is now clear, it will have to be a visit to the Oryx lounge for us in Doha


    Ahmad
    Participant

    Afraid so @nissefalk. They are very strict about their policy of ticketed and booked in premium classes at Doha. That is why I was curious to know whether an exception had been made in your case. Hope you have a nice journey.

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