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Loran
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Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold for flights operated by Airlink

Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 am

Good morning.

I was denied lounge access in JNB for an Airlink operated international flight. The lady at the transfer desk said I can access the SAA lounge, but I bounced once the lounge staff looked at my boarding pass :talktothehand: I hold Star Alliance Gold status (LX).

Couldn't find a clear statement about *A affiliates and what their lounge policy is. Can anybody elaborate?
And how about South African Airways Express?

Thanks,
Loran
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Re: Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold

Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:44 am

I think 4Z is no member of Star Alliance, so unless you have a frequent flyer status on SA there are no benfits for a flight operated by Airlink.
 
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Re: Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold for flights operated by Airlink

Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:51 am

Officially, there are no Star Alliance benefits on Airlink operated flights. Enforcement is inconsistent however.

Airlink is NOT a Star Alliance affiliate. It is a codeshare partner/franchisee of SAA. Only Voyager benefits apply in theory.
 
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Re: Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold for flights operated by Airlink

Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:10 pm

Understood, thank you very much.
Then my source was wrong stating that Airlink is a *A affiliate (Wiki says so, too).

Thanks again.
Loran
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