Lounge access when travelling on Aer LingusBack to Forum
When flying short haul on Aer Lingus, only economy is available, so the lounge access is sold separately (directly or via a more expensive economy fare). Now as a BA Gold Member, I should be given access to lounges no matter the booking class when flying One World. Now of course Aer Lingus is not part of the alliance although it is an IAG company. So here is the question:
Do you think access would be given when flying on Aer Lingus metal? What if it is on a BA flight number (code share)?
Thanks25 Aug 2016
Same problem…..booked LGW-OVD rtn on BA.com, on the BA flight number, operated by Vueling, Gold card and received Avios and Tier Points.
Refused access to the LGW lounge because Veuling will not allow BA card holders to use the lounge.
The lovely BA lady on the lounge desk took pity on us and let us in. She admitted that she was embarrassed.
A shambles.26 Aug 2016
Thank you all.
Extra question: if you use ba.com to book a EI flight, can you choose your seat? I don’t mind paying for the extra, but want to make sure I will be given the opportunity…28 Aug 2016
Well I have an answer to my extra question: Booking a EI flight on ba.com carries the advantage of providing tier points and probably guarantees the lounge access, but does not give access to seat selection before check-in…29 Aug 2016
At DUB now. I have some sort of definitive answer here.
On my way in, I was allowed lounge access in GVA. But here, no. I was told that BAEC Gold privileges were granted only on the routes to LHR and LGW, but no others since there is no agreement between BA and EI. When I mentioned this will change, the lady told me “probably not as our lounge would be too small to accommodate the gold card holders…
The future will tell…29 Oct 2016