Travelling from Melbourne to LAX on QF 93 and am a QFF Gold - which lounge would you recommend in Melbourne?

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someguy

Member since 23 Feb 2016

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Travelling from Melbourne to LAX on QF 93 and am a QFF Gold - which lounge would you recommend in Melbourne? My understanding is that I have access to both the QF J lounge and the EK lounge as well.

aturnbull

Member since 16 Feb 2016

Total posts 7

Hmmm, to North America I'd assumed that you would only get access to the QF lounge.  however the wording on the QF site could mean that you have both.  The assumption generally would be if you are travelling on EK with QF status you can get the EK lounge, otherwise its the QF Pub...

"Enjoy access for you and one guest to Emirates Lounges throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, whenever you fly with Qantas or Emirates"

ausJCP

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Aug 2014

Total posts 126

As a Gold QFF, booked on a Qantas flight, you are welcome to use the following four lounges:

Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas International Business and (new) Emirates lounges.

Cathay and Malaysia in Melbourne are entirely underwhelming and not worth a visit, compared to the superior food and beverage available at the Qantas International Business lounge.

My preference and my recommendation would be the Emirates lounge, upstairs adjacent to the Qantas First lounge (rather than being buried downstairs with the other lounges, which give them a distinctly unpleasant cave-like feeling).

Note the Emirates lounge is only open within the hours leading up to Emirates flights, and may be closed when you are trying to access it. If this is the case, I would move to Qantas downstairs.

Of course... As a Gold QFF, you would be most welcome to float between lounges and judge for yourself! Have a great flight.

lionelhutz

Member since 20 Jun 2014

Total posts 38

I would defend the dumplings available in the Cathay lounge! I quite often open up with a few of those before heading to the Qantas lounge for the main course. 

Kitch

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jun 2015

Total posts 72

Qantas busniess lounge is much better then the Emirates lounge

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

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Really T?

Have you been to the new EK lounge?  I haven't been into this one, but it being newly rew, I would have thought it would have been flash.

I don't quite like the basement without windows thats the QF MEL int J lounge.  But unless I fly F to NZ, I have no choice but to go into the basement, (dungeon).

OP, I would when you go, I were you, try access to the EK lounge, if they send you downstairs, then go to the basement.

To find it, forget about the signs to the escalators, going down near gate 4/6.

Go to gate 15 at MEL int dep, take the escalators up, thats where the EK lounge is, try that, if they send you down, then go to the basement, near gate 4/6.

someguy

Member since 23 Feb 2016

Total posts 2

Tried the EK lounge, it's closed between 8:10 and 15:30... currently sitting down in the QF J cave.

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