I'm Qantas Gold, Whats the best lounge for a couple of hours at MEL in the late afternoon?

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flyerboi

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 06 Nov 2015

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I'm Qantas Gold, Whats the best lounge for a couple of hours at MEL in the late afternoon? Emirates or QF?

flyerboi

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 06 Nov 2015

Total posts 16

Just to make it clear, its the International terminal in question

Richard Brown

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2012

Total posts 132

Personally I would go for the EK lounge which should be open at that time as it prepares for EK A380 flight to Dubai later in the evening. Food and beverage quality has always been high and there are good views over apron.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Yes assuming you're flying QF or EK, the EK lounge is better than the QF business cave lounge.

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

Total posts 366

Does anyone have the opening hours for the EK lounge?

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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This was from my last visit in February – the timing may change +/-1hr when daylight savings isn't in action:

flyerboi

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 06 Nov 2015

Total posts 16

Thanks  people! Also I tried to find a review of the lounge options for QF or EK travellers below the levels that qualify you for F lounge access at MEL and couldn't find anything on AUSBT. Perhaps this could be rectified in future?

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,093

Hi flyerboi, as with every major airport we're slowly working our way through the lounge reviews. Melbourne is an awkward city to review internationally as AusBT staff are based in Sydney and Brisbane and have to 'detour' to get this done, although so far this year we've managed to tick off reviews of the Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand lounges and have a review on the way of one of the international lounges accessible to Qantas Gold frequent flyers – of which there are four, so it gives us plenty more to do with each trip.

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