Qatar Airways announced that it had opened lounges for Platinum (Oneworld Emerald), Gold (Oneworld Sapphire), and Silver members flying in economy.
First Class passengers have access to Al Safwa and Business Class to Al Mourjan regardless of their elite status with Qatar Airways or Oneworld. Emerald members had access to Al Mourjan during the pandemic when flying economy, but this has been discontinued.
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A friend of mine visited the Silver lounge last week (should have been sent to another lounge as Oneworld Sapphire) and described it as a “bus stop.”
Announcement from Qatar Airways:
Three dazzling new Lounges open their doors to passengers just in time for the Eid holiday peak
Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways unveils Platinum, Gold and Silver lounges at its award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), inviting Privilege Club loyalty members and oneworld alliance card holders to access the dedicated lounge corresponding to their frequent flyer tier status when transiting through Doha.
The state-of-the-art lounge facilities, with stunning tarmac views, will provide a peaceful haven to Qatar Airways Platinum, Gold and Silver loyalty members, and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire card holders. The brand new facilities will offer new spaces where passengers can rest, unwind and enjoy some of Qatar Airways’ renowned amenity products from Diptyque, and indulge in international cuisine and a wide beverage selection.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is my pleasure to announce the opening of three premium frequent flyer programme lounges at Hamad International Airport, just in time for the peak Eid holiday. Our latest Platinum, Gold and Silver lounges demonstrate the airline’s commitment to rewarding Privilege Club and oneworld alliance members with coveted benefits that befit the service quality Qatar Airways is synonymous for. We look forward to welcoming passengers to experience our sophisticated, modern and spacious lounges when transiting through the World’s Best Airport.”
Qatar Airways Platinum, Gold and Silver Lounges offer an ideal space for relaxation or socialising with family and friends. Passengers can extend an invite to one guest using their plus-one complimentary access – eligible to Qatar Airways Platinum and Gold Privilege Club members, and oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members.
Qatar Airways Platinum Lounge South:
Located on concourse A of HIA, Qatar Airways Platinum Lounge South will be home to Qatar Airways Platinum loyalty members and oneworld Emerald card holders. The state-of-the-art lounge accommodates up to 140 passengers, and is equipped with a quiet area, a prayer room, a bar, a restaurant, and showers. Passengers are welcome to enjoy à la carte dining or buffet, and utilise the complimentary WiFi provided.
Qatar Airways Gold Lounge South:
Located on concourse A of HIA, Qatar Airways Gold Lounge South will be home to Qatar Airways Gold loyalty members and oneworld Sapphire card holders. The newly inaugurated lounge has the capacity to accommodate up to 85 passengers, and offers an array of services including family seating, a bar, a dining area, a full buffet dining experience, showers, and complimentary WiFi.
Qatar Airways Silver Lounge South:
Located on concourse B of HIA, Qatar Airways Silver Lounge South will be home to Qatar Airways Silver loyalty members. First opened in March 2022, the lounge accommodates up to 195 passengers, offering meeting rooms, a family area, a quiet area, buffet dining and baggage storage facilities.
Qatar’s previous lounges for Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members who were in the economy were not great.
Only 420 passengers can fit into these three lounges, which is inadequate considering the flights that Qatar Airways operates.
Let’s hope that the Platinum (Emerald) lounge is better than previously.