Priority Pass continues Melbourne expansion with Rex Lounge

By Chris Chamberlin , April 26 2018
Priority Pass continues Melbourne expansion with Rex Lounge

Melbourne Airport’s Rex Lounge is now open to Priority Pass cardholders, being the second lounge in Melbourne to join the program this week following the Plaza Premium Lounge in the international terminal.

Situated in Terminal 4 – the home of Regional Express (Rex), Jetstar, Tigerair and a selection of Virgin Australia flights – you’ll find the Rex Lounge near gate 30 after security screening, and with Priority Pass, you can stop by when flying from Melbourne with any airline.

If you arrive particularly early for your flight, you could also visit the lounge when travelling from Terminal 3 with Virgin Australia or Terminal 1 with Qantas: you’ll just have to clear security twice and allow enough time to walk between terminals.

Melbourne’s Rex Lounge is a relatively basic space with food and refreshments served throughout the day, with the addition of alcohol between 3pm and 7pm.

Passengers can stop by between 6am and 7:30pm Monday to Friday; 6am and 7pm on Saturdays and 7:30am to 7:30pm on Sundays, with up to two children admitted free per adult – although bringing in adult guests, or children over 12 years of age, may attract a fee depending on your individual Priority Pass membership plan.

Until this week, Melbourne Airport had been without a Priority Pass lounge since May 2015, when the United Club left the program and closed down one month later.

Priority Pass also offers $36 of dining credit per adult traveller at three restaurants in Terminal 2 – Bar Pulpo by MoVida, Café Vue and Urban Provodore – and these arrangements will continue, so travellers can choose to visit a restaurant or a lounge in T2: or both. Each just counts as one ‘lounge visit’ under your membership.

Earlier this month, the Rex Lounge at Sydney Airport also joined the Priority Pass program, but there’s no word yet on whether Rex’s Adelaide lounge will follow suit.

Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

10 Aug 2015

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When you say food, does Rex actually offer meals? Or is it only ever snack type food?

We don't have a review published for the Melbourne lounge, but you'll find plenty of pics and details on food and drink in our Sydney Rex Lounge review.

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

10 Aug 2015

Total posts 79

Thanks. I think those pictures in the review answered my question.


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