Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 May 2013
Total posts 54
Hello everyone, my family (wife and infant) and I will be travelling Auckland to Sydney (among other stops) we are travelling F class on a QF# on Emirates, we get in to Auckland on another flight at 1330 and our flight departs at 1800 what lounges can we use/should we use and other services available in Auckland and in Sydney on arrival to get the most value out of this leg of the trip. At the end of September.
Member since 19 Jan 2012
Total posts 138
Hi, Kim, there are lounges run by both QF and EK at AKL. They are upstairs and side by side (and next to the Air NZ lounge) and accessed from the main departures area. Turn right out of customs/security.
Perhaps take a peek at both and see which you prefer!
On the reverse (SYD-AKL on EK in first class) trip two weeks ago we spent time in the QF First lounge and thence the Emirates lounge.
Others may have experienced both lounges in AKL and be better able to advise their points of difference.
Member since 28 Sep 2011
Total posts 302
You shouldn't use any F lounge. Infants don't belong there.
Kim, having consulted with the access rules on the QF web site, there do not appear to be any restrictions on allowing access for an infant into either the QF or the EK lounges, whatever the personal views of other travellers.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 04 Sep 2012
Total posts 102
In AKL use the EK lounge. While the is no separate F class section it is by far BETTER than the QF 'Lounge' in AKL. The QF has no windows and is like a dark dungeon tucked away at the back. Plus, the EK lounge is the same design as all the other non DXB lounges so you can expect a great experience and service. SYD, the choice is yours - have a visit to both EK and QF F lounges. Have fun :)
Member since 21 Sep 2012
Total posts 17
The EK lounge in Auckland is fantastic. Lots of seating and the staff extremely friendly. Plenty of food and drink options too. I was sorry to leave the place to go on the plane!
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Hello everyone, my family (wife and infant) and I will be travelling Auckland to Sydney (among other stops) we are travelling F class on a QF# on Emirates, we get
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox