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Member since 10 Jun 2015
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Member since 05 May 2016
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When I was last there (that was last month, I think) the lounge was mostly still intact. You enter via the new QANTAS Club now though.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
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Hi Kitch: right now the Qantas Melbourne business lounge looks the same as it has for years, only smaller and thus more crowded due to renovations to create the new business lounge (which is due to open in September). You come up the escalators, turn right into the new Qantas Club (also smaller and more crowded than it will be when renovations are complete) and walk right to the end, past the bar. This used to be the rear of the business lounge, now it's the temporary entry. Buffet, bar, kitchen, dining area are all the same as you're used to.
There's a bit more on all this towards the bottom of this article: https://www.ausbt.com.au/first-photos-qantas-opens-new-look-melbourne-qantas-club-lounge
Member since 23 Feb 2016
Total posts 59
Whilst I would agree with the "smaller and crowded" at least the drab furniture has gone.
For the QP when you come up the escalator, you turn right. Out of habit and as a frequent traveller I still turn left then think reno.
Come Sep, I can go back to my old ways.
This will be one of the better changes to the whole Melbourne lounge layout: no more having to walk through the Qantas Club to get to the Business Lounge, let alone that odd chicane of an exitway. Two lounges, each with their own entry, and to get out you just walk back the way you came in!
The Business Lounge will be better than before, but the QANTAS Club has lost its runway views.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 633
The Qantas club though is very nice compared to before. We left the old business lounge in favour of it last week.
Member since 19 Jun 2017
Total posts 62
Just visited the QF Club on Friday and it's definitely an improvement over the previous version, in saying that, you can feel the lack of natural light. Will be interesting to see how the new QF J lounge goes.
Member since 13 Sep 2016
Total posts 15
Outside of peak times the new Qantas Club is a very nice place to be, especially around the bar. But it's such a narrow design that there is nowhere really quiet to sit and relax because there are almost always people walking past you not too far away.
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