A good Klout score is all you need to get into Cathay Pacific’s SFO F Lounge

I’m assuming everyone of you readers reading this has some sort of online social identity via Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. Klout is a site which measures your social influence by looking at all sorts of factors such as number of followers, number of likes on your post and others.

They announced an interesting deal with Cathay Pacific yesterday, where a Klout score of 40 or upwards allows Klout users to access the recently-opened Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge in San Francisco. Earlier than today, only F & J customers of the airline, and oneworld elites flying a oneworld-member airline could be the only ones who could access the lounge.

Under the terms of the deal, anyone who complies with the 40+ condition can access the lounge, even if they are not flying a OW member airline. So, you could be flying United Airlines domestic Air France out of SFO, and still get access to the lounge. Here is what the official announcement says:

This applies to any visitor traveling through the “A” boarding area at SFO’s international terminal, even if they aren’t a Cathay Pacific passenger.

The SFO lounge owned and operated by CX is one of the newer lounges in SFO, having only opened in December 2011. Loyalty Traveler was over at the inauguration and clicked some pictures.

I’m sure this should be a good opportunity for some of you in the vicinity to try out the CX lounge in the coming days.

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Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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  1. Are you not able to access A with a United boarding pass? It may take a bit of extra time, but if the layover is long enough I wouldn’t mind going through security an extra couple times to try out the lounge.

    • @Kris, SFO A concourse is intl departures. I am not sure if you will have access with a domestic BP, but maybe others can help

  2. Wow that’s actually a pretty good perk considering that it basically doesn’t cost anything.

    I’m basically nobody and I have a klout score of 52, so access to the lounge “just because” is actually a pretty nice perk.

    I haven’t read the T&C but I wonder if they’ll rescind the privilege if your score drops or how long the perk is good for.

    • @Viguera I think this is valid till July end, however, I could not find a link to state the fact. only on twitter

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