I’m flying from DEL-HKK-SYD with CX/QF. I’ve used the calculator and learned that after the completion of my DEL-HKK leg, I’ll be moving from gold to platinum. I have a 9-10 hour layover so will get out for a bit but then come back to the lounge.
I really want to use the Cathay first lounges while in the airport, but Qantas often takes a while to update status credits when it’s not a QF flight, and I’m worried that it won’t update in time. Do you have any advice as to what I should do/say to ensure that my status is appropriately reflected when i turn up to the airport? Should I turn up to the Qantas lounge and ask for their assistance first?