Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
Qantas has confirmed via Twitter that once Qantas stops flying via Dubai on the 24th Qantas Club members will no longer get access to the Emirates Dubai Business lounge. Whilst I'm not surprised it's a bit of a blow to those who are QF Club members who've also booked EK operated QF coded flights after the 24th of March.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 277
Its the petty things like this that really annoy people, those who have planned their trip sometime ago, surely it wouldn’t be large amount of people and QF could give those who have already booked an access voucher to use at the Emirates lounge.
Member since 31 Oct 2014
Total posts 2
I wouldn't be surprised if this information turns out not to be correct. The relevant Qantas Club page text hasn't changed for years (checked the Wayback Machine):Â
Next onward flight that day must be on a Qantas^ flight number.
One guest allowed and must be travelling with the member on the same flight.
Member since 05 Mar 2018
Total posts 19
I'd like to wait for a confirmation from Emirates themself. I don't see why it would change, since Emirates and Qantas still are in a codeshare agreement, which that agreement allows QF members to access the emirates lounge on a Codeshare or EK flight.
I think you'll find that the EK Dubai lounge is, in fact, an "Associated Lounge" and Qantas lets QF Club members access Associated lounge when traveling on a flight with a QF flight number (some lounges are more strict than this like Bali or Vancouver requiring a QF operated flight as well).
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 64
It would be strange if one week from the change, QF still haven't announced this or updated their website. QF advertises its EK partnership as a way to use Qantas for one stop access to Europe and the Middle East. If they are making this change, this will no longer be the case and the partnership is no different from flying Qatar or Cathay going forward.
Member since 15 Dec 2015
Total posts 1
Originally Posted by reeves35
As a Life QF Club member, I am flying through DXB over Easter. I had planned to use the lounge during a 5 hour layover. If this is no longer the case, it would've been nice to have known before now. Chances are, it may have influenced my choice of airline.
Exactly, that happened to me a few years ago when QF introduced the "codeshare" requirement to access the DXB Business Lounge. We were booked on a QF Flight. Qantas was unrepentant - no grace period. It does not surprise me at all. Also, I am transiting SIN later this month (March) and it will be interesting what has happened in the 7 days since the switch.
Member since 26 Aug 2015
Total posts 4
You’ll find the access is the same as long as you are booked in the QF codeshare portion of the EK aircraft.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
Hi Henrus, as previously mentioned elsewhere on the site, I've not heard anything to suggest that access arrangements are changing in Dubai, and the mention of Qantas 'operated' flights in the Qantas social team's reply suggests that perhaps the statement is incorrect, as access for Qantas Club members relates to how flights are 'marketed' (flight number), not 'operated' (metal).Nonetheless, we've put the question to Qantas HQ. :)
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,012
We've checked in with Qantas and they're advised that the advice given to Henrus was incorrect – there's no change to Qantas Club lounge access at Dubai from March 24, so you'll still be good on a Qantas codeshare of an Emirates flight (for example, where Emirates flight EK413 is ticketed as QF8413).
Thanks David... good news. I just hope we haven't given them any ideas!!!!
Originally Posted by David
Yay! That's good, Thanks for confirming Chris and David. I'd heard rumours from others that it might end but it's good they've officially confirmed it now and I'll go away and book some flights via Dubai now.
Member since 09 Jun 2017
Total posts 8
Thanks for the confirmation David. As a Qantas Club member in Adelaide, these QF ticketed/EK metal flights to Europe are a boon and the EK buisness class lounge stopovers are great.
Member since 17 Jul 2017
That is good news re the dxb lounge, best going around (not to mention the biggest)
Member since 13 Jun 2018
Hi. Can anyone please confirm that flying a QF ticket on Emirates Melb and being Qantas Club still gets you access to the Business class lounge? Thank you.
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