Just about to become Gold/Sapphire

By PLEASEupgrademe | Jun 28, 2019, 02:37 PM
Hi all,

A few of you might remember a post a month or so ago regarding the scenario where i was stuck on 680 SC'S and wanted advice on the cheapest way to earn the final 20.

Thanks for all your replies.

I have a new scenario.

I am spending the day in sydney tomorrow. Mel- Syd- $189 and it was $200 + 5000 points for the return.

My Qantas Club Membership expires on Sun JUN 30th.

I will be travelling to east coast USA next year. A friend of mine has just returned from NYC and says Admirals Club only let you in if you are A Qantas Club member. A short disagreement ensued when i told her that

A. When you become Gold/Sapphire status, you get to use the OW lounges from other airlines whilst transiting to domestic. IE You are flying MEL-LAX-BOS and want to enter Admirals Club, having GOLD/OW Sapphire status will gain you entry.

She told me this was in fact incorrect, and that she needed her Qantas Club Membership to get in (Although she is gold too) I was a bit shocked at this but she maintained that this happened to her recently..... (Only followed in with QF club membership)

Here's my deal.

Question 1:

I assume that I will earn 20 SC'S tomorrow, taking me to Gold/Sapphire 1 day before my Qantas Club membership expires. Will I get my 10 SC'S on my return leg (Syd-Mel) considering I did points plus pay? (I am pretty sure the answer is yes considering I asked this question before ( a while back) AND when I made my booking it said that both legs will earn me 10 SC'S.

Question 2:

What happens to my Qantas Club membership if I don't renew it before it expires at the end of Sunday? (Although I will be Gold from tomorrow night until end of Jul 2020)

Question 3:

Am I eligible to use Admirals Club if I am using them to fly to another destination domestically in the USA? (let's say Boston) in May/June next year? (Xfereing from a QF flight from AUS)

Question 3a:

If not, are there any other lounges I am entitled to use in order to have a shower and freshen up in order to board a transcontinental domestic USA flight on AA?



Thanks so much everyone.
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By dddale | Jun 28, 2019, 03:41 PM
Your questions probably could be solved if you did some research.
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By rcnr25 | Jun 28, 2019, 03:45 PM
Q1 - Yes
Q2 - if you have any time remaining on your QC membership, this will be on hold and reactivated when you back to Silver.
Q3 - Yes, OW Sapphire/QF gold can access OW lounges when travelling on a flight operated and marketed by a OW carrier.
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By PLEASEupgrademe | Jun 28, 2019, 04:24 PM
Q1 - Yes
Q2 - if you have any time remaining on your QC membership, this will be on hold and reactivated when you back to Silver.
Q3 - Yes, OW Sapphire/QF gold can access OW lounges when travelling on a flight operated and marketed by a OW carrier.

Including If I flew MEL-LAX-BOS can I use admirals club before the domestic AA leg if I book on the QF website?
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By rcnr25 | Jun 28, 2019, 05:06 PM
Booked on the QF website is irrelevant to the flight being operated and marketed by a OW carrier. You can access the admirals club at LAX, and the return leg in BOS.
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By moa999 | Jun 28, 2019, 06:29 PM
And more importantly Qantas Gold (oneworld Sapphire) can use the AA Flagship lounges (in select main airports) rather than the Admirals Lounge
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By lazblue | Jun 28, 2019, 07:47 PM
Q1 - Yes
Q2 - if you have any time remaining on your QC membership, this will be on hold and reactivated when you back to Silver.
Q3 - Yes, OW Sapphire/QF gold can access OW lounges when travelling on a flight operated and marketed by a OW carrier.

Including If I flew MEL-LAX-BOS can I use admirals club before the domestic AA leg if I book on the QF website?

If you're OW Sapphire/QF Gold flying AA you'll have access to the Flagship Lounge at LAX instead of the Admirals Club, so you'll get to use a better lounge!
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By Hellboy666 | Jun 28, 2019, 08:01 PM
You can always use the AA Admirals Club for any flight that you take, even if solely US domestic.
Any other Oneworld airline membership Sapphire+ allows that, just AA members don't get the free lounge with their status for US domestic flights.
Have done many many times personally, staff knows that and don't even bug you.
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By PLEASEupgrademe | Jun 28, 2019, 08:45 PM
Person in question (not me) thinks all of you are wrong. I do thank you all for your time :D
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By moa999 | Jun 28, 2019, 09:37 PM
If person in question is an American they would be correct as far as AAs program goes, where AA elites do not get lounge access on domestic AA itins unless they also pay for Admirals Club, but this doesn't apply to all other oneworld elites
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By PLEASEupgrademe | Jun 29, 2019, 04:26 PM
Nope this person is from AUS!
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By patrickk | Jun 29, 2019, 08:07 PM
Perhaps you should not disavow them so they don’t clog up the lounges elsewhere. I was gold and now platinum and never had an issue with a oneworld member on domestic flights (in the US and UK) regardless of links to international flights.
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By PLEASEupgrademe | Jun 30, 2019, 03:07 AM
Welcome to the world of Gold :D
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By Briggo | Jul 01, 2019, 11:58 PM
Nope this person is from AUS!

basically that person knows jack. gold/Sapphire trumps club
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