British Airways dropped me an email on Friday night regarding an amendment made to lounge access rules for travel between July 14 – September 2, 2018.
As a Gold Guest List member, I could guest up to five people traveling with me on the same flight to any of the BA’s “luxurious” departure lounges.
Here’s the email:
Here’s the small print on that email:
Whilst we will make every endeavour to accommodate your guests, additional lounge access is subject to capacity and limited to maximum five additional guests travelling with you on the same flight (in addition to any partner card access). Should your first choice of lounge not be available you may be asked to use the Club (business class) Lounge. Valid only for dedicated British Airways departure lounges and not in partner operated lounges. This offer is limited to British Airways operated flights. This offer is available to you as a Gold Guest List Member and not transferable.
Due to limited capacity at London Heathrow Terminal 3 and all worldwide airports, additional guests will be asked to use standard security lanes. This offer is for a limited period only from the 14 July 2018 to 2 September 2018. Please note that from 3 September 2018, our standard Guest Access Policy will apply. For all other flights, including oneworld(R) carriers, standard Guest Access Policy applies.
Not sure what are these “luxurious” lounges that BA refers on their email? I am sure that the are referring to Qantas first class lounge in Sydney or Cathay Pacific ones in Hong Kong?
BA tries to make family travel here easier allowing up to five guests to enter the lounge during the summer travel period when the business travel drops. Not sure if I am in favor of this change though….