Emirates and NZ.

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bsbtraveller

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 Nov 2012

Total posts 2

Emirates and NZ...my partner and I are flying Y, EK to NZ and we're QF Platinum and Gold. Does anyone know if we can use premium check-in and lounges in MEL and AKL because of our QF status?

chrisjrn

Member since 09 May 2011

Total posts 177

I believe you can use the premium check-in (but that's not stated clearly on their web site).

You're definitely allowed to use the Qantas lounges in Australia - and because you're platinum, you're allowed to use the First lounge at MEL: http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/lounge-locations/melbourne/international-t2/international-first-lounge/global/en

The QF website doesn't mention eligibility to the First lounge at Auckland on EK flight numbers - you may want to ask Qantas themselves about that.

I can't find any info about the Emirates lounge at AKL re. Qantas Frequent Flyers.

drpurpleturtle

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Jun 2012

Total posts 32

As Trans-Tasman Services have not yet been approved by relevant NZ authorities, i don't think you'll be able to use the EK servies as of yet.

Amjid

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Dec 2012

Total posts 34

I think not, as the ACCC has not approved EK-QF codeshare on Tasman routes...I think I remember reading that you can only use the EK Lounge if travelling in J or F on flights to NZ. However if you were flying north (ie: DXB), then you can travel in Y, but due to your Platinum Status, you can use the EK Lounge.

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

Total posts 216

You shouldn't have any problems with Qantas (or Emirates) lounge access in MEL if you show your boarding card and QFF card, but I'm not sure regarding check-in. The Qantas desk mightn't be able to process an all-EK booking, but you should be able to access the Emirates' premium check-in desks.

 
AKL is tricker, since the list of regions where reciprocal access applies doesn't list New Zealand. I'm not sure if that's a deliberate exclusion or if NZ is implied under the 'Australia' banner, since the codeshare agreement that is pending approval by the NZ government shouldn't have any impact on lounge deals. I would have thought that reciprocal access should apply, but you might want to check with Qantas since it's not specified either way.

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