- Gordons and Johnny Red as their gin and whisky? Glad I read this before heading there next week... family had 1.5 hour transit at the airport and I was worried about missing out on a fine Lounge experience... might pop my head in for a look, but not so disapointed with the short turn around time now. Have to use the airport wifi. Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you But no, on arrival we were condescendingly told we should go to the "First Class "Lounge reviewed here. - you need to tackle someone to ask for a beer, - there's a little dining area hidden off to the side, which is almost a bit of peace. American Airlines Airlines AAdvantage members, regardless of their tier status or class of travel, are not eligible for lounge access when travelling solely on North American flights within or between the U.S., Canada, Mexico (except Mexico City), the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Qatar Airways and oneworld First Class and Business Class (Elite, Comfort) passengers can access this lounge at no additional cost, while Business Class (Classic) and Economy Class passengers throughout the network can purchase lounge access online, at the check-in counters, preferred travel agents, or Qatar Airways' sales offices. You must be prepared to show your boarding pass and frequent flyer membership card, with. I have already chosen to not fly Qatar again out of Perth or anywhere else for that matter in protest at this shabby and underhanded treatment of Economy Platinum travellers. and use of cookies while using the website. Lounge access with oneworld Emerald. Airlines don't do themselves any favours by branding a lounge as 'first class' when there is actually nothing 'first class' about it. Then they have a massive 'Galleries First Lounge' which whilst pretty good (and definitely better than the QR lounge reviewed here) doesn't actually have any BA First Class punters in there. I've used the Al Mourjan lounge in DOH quite a few times when travelling J on Qatar (they offer some amazing J class deals out of europe). Should QR not have the right to say QF mistreat their elite flyers? The contrast between the true business/first class lounges and the oneworld lounges is quite stark. below, then click 'Submit'. Flying Melbourne to London, why would I give up the Emirates first class lounge in Dubai, the Cathay Wing first class lounge in HK or the MH first class lounge in KL to fly through Doha instead and use this lounge?? The oneworld connect programme operates a separate lounge access policy from the oneworld agreement - refer to the oneworld connect section for further details. COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Please note potential closures and changes to lounge opening hours, as well as limited service offering. Anyone on high level QF travelling on EK would go to the Emirates Lounge for a superior experience. I'm in the lounge right now and the photos and description are an accurate reflection of the overall experience - which is disappointing to say the least. That's because this isn't a true 'first class' lounge, as such: the confusingly-named space caters to Oneworld Emerald frequent flyers (including Qantas and Qatar Platinum-grade members) travelling in economy – not to actual first class flyers who are whisked to the separate and far superior Al Safwa Lounge. You gave them three stars for work, yet there is still no dedicated quiet work area unlike the real business class lounge, one star? The main Al Mourjan lounge is only available for people actually travelling in business class on Qatar Airways or BA. American Airlines and Qantas offer programmes enabling customers to pay to gain access to their lounges. I feel this is blatant misrepresentation of what is being offered. The beverage selection is a little more promising with both still and sparkling water, soft drinks, juice, wine and spirits available... ... pleasingly with true (French) Champagne in the Jacquart Brut Mosaique NV, which retails for around A$70 a bottle. The club welcomes oneworld Sapphire customers traveling in Economy, as well as pay-in guests.. What a joke. 17 Mar 2017 by Tom Otley Regular travellers through Doha Hamad International doubtless hope that one day the Al Safwa lounge will open to top tier members of Oneworld (Emerald). You'd expect that a first class lounge on an airline's home turf would exude luxury and prestige befitting its 'flagship' status, but Qatar Airways' 'First Class Lounge' in Dohais an exception to that rule. Instead they have “dedicated” lounges for those accessing based on their elite status. While Qatar Airways business and first class passengers are entitled to use of the much-praised Al-Mourjan and Al-Safwa lounges, respectively, oneworld elites flying in coach can only use the Qatar Airways Business Class (oneworld Sapphire) and First Class (oneworld Emerald) lounges. Food choice is very limited. Relax In More Premium Lounges Around the World, American Airlines and Qantas Paid Programmes, American Airlines AAdvantage Member North American Flights, To be eligible, you must be departing on a flight that is both marketed and operated by a. This lounge is really just used by BA Golds/OW Emeralds not travelling in First. As borders come down, where can you travel across Australia? I have to agree the review is spot on, if not a little generous. We wait with some scepticism for the Dreamliner non-stop London service. By hitting 'Accept' you will be agreeing to the oneworld.com website They have their own lounge for J/F class QR passengers. Lounge Access Cost. Qatar Airways | Privilege Club - Which Lounge in Doha - Hi apologies if this has been covered, i will be transiting in Doha flying QR business class and have OneWorld emerald status...which lounge do you recommend i should use as i see they have many lounges Many thanks As you may have noticed, Qatar’s amazing Al Mourjan Business and Al Safwa First lounges do not appear on the above list. In meantime as average as economy is on EK, they do meet their obligations with very superior lounges all over the world. Sounds like first world problems, and relevant only to those OW Emeralds who randomly find themselves down the back, but seriously, these guys are taking the mickey. QR and DOH is not a true OW carrier/hub because of all the caveats. Already have an Executive Traveller account? But I certainly don't see the logic of it. Was just there last night.I agree, Al Mourjan business class lounge eclipses everything else in Doha and pretty much the rest of the world. oneworld Emerald: Free seat selection, free access to the Al Mourjan Business Class lounge (plus one guest) or First Class lounge (plus one guest) in Doha oneworld Sapphire and Emerald status holders will also be able to invite one guest into any oneworld operated lounge when flying Qatar Airways on a ‘Classic’ or award Business Class flight, the standard alliance benefit (for now! Visit our COVID-19 Information Portal for more information. If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Hi crosscourt, if you're flying Qatar Airways business class you can visit the far superior Al Mourjan business class lounge in Doha - the 'frequent flyer' lounges are only really for Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members booked in economy. Emerald and Sapphire members may invite one guest to join them in the lounge. You can kinda see why they have this weird lounge policy in place. But the tables are dirty and unwiped, - you can have any white wine your want, so long as it's one of the two sickly sweet varieties on offer. The difference is that the CCR and Galleries First is not materially different with the exception of the quality of booze, as I've been told. Kick back with a glass of Champagne as you peer into the terminal for some people watching... ... take a shower before your onward flight or pull up a chair in the high-walled TV zone... ... but which could do with a bigger TV to suit the space and make legible the scrolling bars commonly found on international news channels: On the whole, for Qantas Platinum/Oneworld Emerald members stuck in economy on long journeys to Europe, Qatar Airways' First Class Lounge just doesn't live up to its name. The single best perk of oneworld Emerald status is the lounge access benefit, as members receive access to oneworld first & business class lounges when traveling on a oneworld flight the same day in any cabin. Poor food,  mediocre drinks, noisy, crowded, limited space and seating...  Will certainly avoid QR for anything requiring anything more than a direct connection in future. I experienced this inferior Doha QR lounge set up in February this year and was very let down. Having transited and visited Doha over the last few months it seems QR has a distinct lounge access policy. The quality of the QR "First" lounge at DOH makes a mockery of the whole deal. These programmes are not part of the oneworld agreement, and members of these programmes are not entitled to access lounges under the oneworld agreement. One World passengers get an average lounge with QF But you really can't compare the QF Perth International lounge with the so called first lounge in Doha. Members of oneworld airline frequent flyer programmes with the equivalent of oneworld Emerald or Sapphire tier status can use any lounge offered by any oneworld airline when departing on any flight marketed and operated by any oneworld member airline, regardless of cabin class being flown. one world Connect Access Eligible customers travelling on a one world connect journey involving Fiji Airways and a one world sponsor, either British Airways, Cathay Pacific or Qantas, will have access to a select number of global lounges. Platinum: Access to the Oryx lounge in Doha, access to any oneworld emerald (first class) lounge, along with access to the arrivals lounge in Doha. It's not totally different to what BA does at it's LHR T5 home. However, at its hub in Doha, Qatar Airways also has exclusive business and first class lounges for ticketed passengers travelling in First on Qatar Airways or oneworld partners, such as British Airways. Likewise, for Oneworld Emerald status, the same holds true for first class lounges. Eligible customers travelling on a oneworld connect journey involving Fiji Airways and a oneworld sponsor, either British Airways, Cathay Pacific or Qantas, will have access to a select number of global lounges. Talking point: have you given up on airport WiFi? The reality is, to be platinum on QF you have to be doing a huge numbe of flights/miles to earn this level. Lounge access will be determined on the international long haul ticketed flight (either First of Business Class) regardless of the ticketed class of travel on the international short haul or domestic flight. 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Oneworld Emerald status also lacks punch at the Doha hub of Oneworld alliance member Qatar Airways, where the ‘first class lounge’ isn't intended for actual first class passengers (who instead visit the exclusive Al Safwa Lounge): only for Oneworld Emerald frequent flyers booked in economy. These include the Qatar Airways Al Safwa and Al Mourjan lounges in Doha, for first and business class passengers respectively. [Deleted per AusBT comment policy: personal remark]. If you're flying at the pointy end your frequent flyer status isn't relevant in Doha – so yes, you'll have a much better experience in the Al Mourjan lounge. Lounge access is not applicable for SriLankan Airlines' FlySmiLes Platinum and Gold members travelling in Economy class out of Male (MLE), Gan (GAN), Trivandrum (TRV), Tiruchirappalli (TRZ), Chennai (MAA), Madurai (IXM), Bangalore (BLR), Cochin (COK), Coimbatore (CJB) and Hyderabad (HYD) to Colombo (CMB) and vice versa on SriLankan Airlines-operated flights. If Qatar is serious about attracting frequent travellers across from the competition then something really needs to be done about these piddly Oneworld lounges in Doha. But if you’re flying in first class you’ll want to go to the Al Safwa First Lounge, while if you’re flying in business class you’ll want to go to the Al Mourjan Business Lounge — or possibly pay for to access the Al Safwa First Lounge. EY would have given me their superb first lounge, EK their presumably acceptable J lounge  (not flown with them since I lost WP) but I assumed QR would be fine as a One World Emerald. The guest must also be travelling on a flight operated and marketed by a one world carrier. Not even a dedicated wifi hotspot. Anyway it's good to see that AusBT can fly as a guest of an airline but still keep their independence and call a spade a spade! This exception does not apply to other member Emerald and Sapphire customers. The food is well yes, ordinary in QF Int'l Perth but it is a far more roomy generous lounge, not a second rate after thought aimed at circumventing the aims and reciprocity of One World. Even though its over three years since you wrote your review there still is nothing “First Class” about the lounge or access as Platinum QF ff. Bit of a raw deal if you're used to a proper First lounge, but you can see why they do it. There were no results for your query. Spa and Pre-Flight Dining facilities are excluded. Skip the lines, find your way around the airport and relax in one of more than 650 airport lounges worldwide. All Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald elites as well as business- and first-class passengers on a Oneworld flight technically have access. Login now. I usually fly business class for work but sometimes there are no seats available at the last minute or a client books an economy ticket because their own company has a low budget travel policy, in which case my choice of airline for the trip reflects the lounges I can use with my Qantas Platinum card. The confusion lies in the fact that OneWorld’s own rules stipulate they must maintain a minimum standard to which all airlines must adhere to but member airlines are free to go above and beyond the minimum requirements. Good point! Didn’t receive an activation email? Qatar also do the same at LHR. The lounge features an international selection of food and beverages, high-speed wifi, shower facilities, a television area, reading materials, and a business center. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password. We should also note that when the lounge is overflowing, some fortunate visitors are redirected to Qatar's stellar Al Mourjan (business class) lounge. Emirates have their failings but they have honoured the agreement with QF and provide superior lounges in most places. Reality is even with just the bona fida J class punters having access the lounge (whilst great) is bursting at the seams during peak times. With enough seats for 155 passengers, the exclusive space is often uncrowded and quite peaceful. Enter an airport or city to find more information about airport lounges, as well as security fast track and terminal maps. Oneworld Emerald status: All of the Sapphire benefits, plus access to fast-track security and first-class lounges and check-in when flying on Oneworld partners. The QR biz lounge still look better than the QF international terminal lounge at Perth. Already have an ET account? Qatar Airways has a segregated lounge for Oneworld Emerald members that is a bit shabby similar to the generic lower class airport lounges you find at mediocre airports. It's certainly a pleasant space with greenery adding colour to otherwise dark and muted tones... ... but which is firmly on the smaller side. You must be prepared to show your boarding pass and frequent flyer membership card, with one world Emerald or Sapphire tier status, to access a lounge. If you’re a Oneworld Emerald you’ll want to go to the Qatar Airways First Class L… Qatar Airways' Al Safwa First and Al Mourjan Business lounges in Doha (DOH) and Qatar Airways' Premium Lounges in London (LHR) and Paris (CDG) are excluded. Infants under 2 years will not be counted as a guest when travelling with an eligible adult customer, Children travelling as a unaccompanied minor (aged between 2 and 11 years) who are eligible for lounge access, must be accompanied by an adult who will be counted as their guest, Children travelling as a young passenger (YP aged between 12 and 17 years), who are eligible for lounge access do not require an accompanying adult (Note: Subject to local licensing laws; in Japan the ages are 12-19 years). I am platinum on QF and this is the first place where an airline actively discriminate against economy ticket holders in this way. I wish I had seen this review before I decided to pay up. At Heathrow, oneworld travelers have plenty of choice when it comes to lounges. No way should this lounge be named "First Class" and at $120 a complete rip off. Here are the best watches of the year: should you care? The Business Class lounge is located on the second level Duty Free Plaza South, and offers facilities which include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, shower facilities, smoking room and family rooms. They’re allowed to even bring one guest with them (also traveling on a oneworld flight). Les salons premium situés dans les aéroports du monde entier sont accessibles aux passagers de classes premium (Première et Affaires), aux membres Platinum, Gold et Silver du programme Privilege Club voyageant avec Qatar Airways, ainsi qu'aux membres Emerald et Sapphire du programme Oneworld voyageant sur un vol de l'alliance. It is a very poor set up and one of the worst aspects is the smokers room in the middle of the lounge, immediately on entering the lounge you can smell the stench of stale cigarette smoke pervading every part of the lounge. 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