Qantas first lounge access in Sydney and Melbourne for business customers?

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cxflyer

Member since 12 Feb 2013

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Qantas first lounge access in Sydney and Melbourne for business customers?

http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/qantas-club-lounge-access/global/en

cxflyer

Member since 12 Feb 2013

Total posts 19

For First and Business customers, this includes access to Emirates' First Class and Business Class Lounges in Dubai Terminal 3 including new lounges in Concourse A and Qantas' award-winning First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Qantas and Emirates Lounges in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

MattStevenson

Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 11

Only if you are QF Plat or One World Emerald.

A Business ticket gives you access to the business lounge only.

cxflyer

Member since 12 Feb 2013

Total posts 19

If you clicked the link, second paragraph says:

For First and Business customers, this includes access to Emirates' First Class and Business Class Lounges in Dubai Terminal 3 including new lounges in Concourse A and Qantas' award-winning First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Qantas and Emirates Lounges in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

This is part of the new Qantas - Emirates partnership.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

@cxflyer

If you're referring to this paragraph, " For First and Business customers, this includes access to Emirates' First Class and Business Class Lounges in Dubai Terminal 3 including new lounges in Concourse A and Qantas' award-winning First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Qantas and Emirates Lounges in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa." then it would appear that brevity has got the better of them.

MattStevenson is correct. Although to be fair to Qantas, they did append a disclaimer at the end of the paragraph, "We look forward to sharing details of lounge access and eligibility soon."

But I do not believe the details yet to be published will contain information that is materially inconsistent with the existing lounge guidelines.

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

The alliance would never grant passengers on a business class ticket access to the First lounge without having QF Plat or EK Plat status, if they would the EK lounge would be virtually empty. You will need to fly F on QF or EK to access, or as per OW rules have Emerald status and be flying on an eligible OW flight - which would only grant access to QF First lounges, not  EK lounges.You will not get access to the lounge if flying EK in Y or C and holding OW Emerald status me thinks, as the allianc is strictly between QF and EK and does not extend to OW) or hold EK Plat status and fly either QF or EK in whatever class.

Happy Trails

Member since 11 Apr 2012

Total posts 85

65.Will oneworld members have access to the Emirates Lounge?
For travel on/after 31 March 2013, Emerald and Sapphire oneworld members booked
and ticketed to travel on a Qantas (QF) operated flight with Qantas (QF) flight
number will have access to Emirates Lounges in Dubai. Emerald oneworld members
will have access to the Emirates First Lounges and Sapphire oneworld members will
have access the Emirates Business Lounges.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Happy Trails, what is your source for the following quote?

"For travel on/after 31 March 2013, Emerald and Sapphire oneworld members booked and ticketed to travel on a Qantas (QF) operated flight with Qantas (QF) flight number will have access to Emirates Lounges in Dubai. Emerald oneworld members will have access to the Emirates First Lounges and Sapphire oneworld members will have access the Emirates Business Lounges."

Happy Trails

Member since 11 Apr 2012

Total posts 85

Travel agent FAQs:

http://www.qantas.com.au/agents/dyn/qf/policies/QF_EK_FAQs_Tradev5.pdf

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

OMG! You're right!!

I should hope QF formalises this on the QF website post 31 March 2013. To date DXB is not one of the cities in the drop down list  for lounge information on the QF website.

AUBST, have you received clarification from QF?

Will the lounge listing on the OW website also be updated to reflect this?

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Maybe sometime after Mar 31 I would suspect.

Without ACCC approval there is no deal.

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