Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 26 Nov 2012
Total posts 3
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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