Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Dec 2016
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Member since 24 Apr 2012
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You could technically access the new-ish Emirates lounge by way of your Qantas Gold status and based on your destination, provided the Emirates lounge is open at that time... but with Emirates no longer flying trans-Tasman from Melbourne, I don't think Emirates has any other morning flights after its 5am departure and so the lounge would likely be closed until 3pm or so, prior to Emirates' own flights to Singapore and Dubai in the evening.If you don't want to burn your AMEX Lounge visits, a Priority Pass card will get you into the Plaza Premium Lounge next door, of course. Otherwise, you could use your AMEX lounge visit now and then purchase an extra AMEX Lounge entry at the door in December. (You can't normally buy your way into the AMEX Lounge: you need to have one of the cards that provides access, but if you do have one of those cards and you've used up your passes, there is an option to pay for further access at the door. I'd have to look it up, but off the top of my head the fee is about $55 or so per person.)Melbourne Airport also has a pay-to-access Marhaba Lounge: it's not part of Priority Pass, so you'd need to purchase a visit.
Member since 02 Sep 2015
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Emirates lounge not open till 3pm
Member since 10 May 2017
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The QF lounge is actually perfectly good tbh.Save your AMEX passes in the event you're flying Economy
Member since 21 Jan 2018
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The Qantas lounge is far nicer than the Amex lounge which I found very disappointing on a recent visit. The adjacent Priority Pass lounge was far nicer.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
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The food and drink in the lounge is fine.
Thanks for the feedback, first time flying out of Melbourne International, so wasn't sure what to expect.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
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The Qantas International Business Lounge in Melbourne is perfectly fine, with lots of space, decent food and drink (which at the time of your planned visit will be hot breakfast), and showers. It isn't anything to dedicate a chapter of a trip report to (it has nothing on the International First Lounge, for example), but it's a serviceable enough place to wait for your onward flight. I wouldn't waste an AMEX invite if you have access to this lounge.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 23 Jul 2015
Thats really interesting and if you dont mind, would you mind clarifying why the PP was better than the Amex lounge? I thought they were quite similar as they're managed by the same people.
Member since 21 Mar 2011
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MEL T2 does international outgoing security first, instead of immigration processing first.
Member since 26 Jul 2017
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Just out of interest, does anyone know what lounges Qantas offered in Sydney pre the current First class lounge (2007)
Member since 20 Aug 2014
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If I can tag on here, is the Air NZ lounge or the SQ SilverKris lounge better in melbourne? I will have access to both. I've read Chris's reviews of both here. Leaning towards the SQ lounge? Late night departure.
Depends what time you're flying out, as the AirNZ lounge closes earlier than the SQ.
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