Qantas Club Membership Guide to Costs, Benefits, & Lounge Fees

Qantas Club membership goes beyond airport lounge access, with perks like priority check-in and extra baggage at your disposal.

By Staff Writers, May 13 2022
Qantas Club Membership Guide to Costs, Benefits, & Lounge Fees

Qantas Club membership gives travellers a nice mix of the usual Silver and Gold-grade Qantas Frequent Flyer perks, but in exchange for an upfront membership fee rather than being earned through frequent travel..

Beyond entry to domestic Qantas Club lounges and international Qantas Business lounges, Qantas Club membership also provides a more generous checked baggage allowance, priority check-in and 'On Departure Upgrades' for using your Qantas Points for a upgrade to business class 

If you’re not familiar with the Qantas Club, here are the basics to get you started.

Who is Qantas Club for?

The Qantas Club is an adjunct to the broader Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program and aimed more at what you could consider infrequent flyers: people who don’t travel enough, and especially not on higher-priced airfares, to enjoy lounge access via their Gold or Platinum status.

It's also not for people who normally fly business class, as the Qantas Club Membership benefits of priority check-in, extra checked baggage and airport lounge access are already covered by those business class fares.

The Qantas Club buffet is stocked with a variety of hearty bites.
The Qantas Club buffet is stocked with a variety of hearty bites.

Qantas Club membership types

Individual Membership

The most common Qantas Club membership type, Individual Membership is open to all and can be purchased for one, two, or four years. A joining fee applies to new members but does not apply when renewing an existing membership before the expiration date.

Partner Membership

Reduced-price partner memberships are reserved for the spouse or partner of an existing Qantas Club member when both travellers live at the same address.

This membership gets you up to $800 off the Qantas Club price and can be purchased for one, two, or four years. For maximum value, these are best used when both partners travel separately rather than together.

That's because the existing Qantas Club membership already allows that spouse or partner to join the member in the lounge as their guest, so the only need for a separate Qantas Club membership would be to cover other travel.

Group Membership

When 10 or more travellers join the Qantas Club together, discounts of up to 14% can be enjoyed on one and two-year membership rates. This is most common when a group of employees at the same company band together to access group membership discounts, although the group can be comprised of anybody, even a large family or a circle of friends.

Corporate Membership

Many companies holding Qantas travel contracts also have access to Qantas Club Corporate Membership rates, which are no longer published by Qantas. If eligible, these rates can usually be accessed by contacting your company's travel coordinator.

Smaller businesses with a Qantas Business Rewards membership can also save up to 30% on the cost of individual Qantas Club memberships for directors, owners and employees when signing-up for that membership via the Qantas Business Rewards portal.

In any case, whether you have an Individual Membership, Partner Membership, Group Membership or Corporate Membership, access to lounges remains the same, as does the availability of other travel benefits: all that varies is the price.

How much does the Qantas Club membership cost?

Qantas Club membership prices vary depending on your membership type. However, there’s a fixed joining fee of $99 – think of this as similar to the joining fee charged by many organisations, such as gyms and fitness centres – that simply sets up your membership.

In addition to the joining fee, you’re charged a fee which Qantas offers in one-year, two-year and four-year packages:

  • One year: $600
  • Two years: $1,100
  • Four years: $2,000

In other words, the total up-front cost of joining the Qantas Club as a new individual member (including that one-off $99 fee) comes out at:

  • One year: $699
  • Two years: $1,199
  • Four years: $2,099

You can renew your Qantas Club membership (as long as your initial membership period hasn’t finished, to avoid being charged a fresh joining fee) by paying a reduced ‘Existing Member’ fee of $540 for a single year, $980 for another two years or $1,850 for four more years.

Discounted rates are also available to a spouse or partner of existing Qantas Club members when signing-up for a 'Partner Membership': these are priced at $360 for one year, $660 for two years or $1,200 for four years, plus the initial $99 joining fee.

How to get Qantas Club lounge membership for free

There’s a way to get the Qantas lounge membership for free – and it's not only totally legit, but you may already qualify.

In addition to the paid Qantas Club scheme and its popular Qantas Frequent Flyer program, Qantas also runs what it calls a Points Club for people who earn most of their Qantas Points on the ground, rather than by flying.

And that's surprisingly easy to do, especially through savvy use of a Qantas-affiliated credit card, as well as online shopping with Qantas-partnered retail outlets.

(Expert tip: install the free Qantas Shopping Points-Prompter plug-in for your Chrome, Firefox or Safari web browser to see a pop-up notification when you're browsing an online store which lets you earn Qantas Points with every purchase.)

The Qantas Club bar in Melbourne.
The Qantas Club bar in Melbourne.

On top of that, you've got the Qantas-Woolworths Rewards partnership to earn Qantas Points through grocery shopping and the Qantas-BP alliance for earning Qantas Points when you fill the tank with petrol.

Of course, choosing the right Qantas-partnered credit card can see well over 100,000 Qantas Points headed your way as a sign-up bonus, and you can also transfer reward points from many cards into Qantas Points (albeit with a limit of 125,000 points at a time).

Additionally, travellers with Qantas Silver status receive one complimentary Qantas Club or Qantas International Business lounge entry per year, while those with selected Qantas co-brand credit cards receive two lounge passes annually.

These passes can be used for access to a Qantas Club lounge prior to a Qantas or Jetstar flight.

All of those points in your account go towards unlocking free membership to the Qantas Points Club.

The entry-level Points Club is yours when you earn 150,000 Qantas Points in your membership year, and this comes with a number of benefits such as two Qantas Club lounge invitations.

But if you can manage to rake in 350,000 Qantas Points in your membership year, you'll be upgraded to the higher Points Club Plus tier – and one of the key perks of Points Club Plus is free Qantas Club membership.

Alternatively, Qantas Frequent Flyer members who earn at least 350,000 Qantas Points each year – of which, 330,000 must be earned from non-flying activities such as credit card spend – qualify for Points Club Plus, where full Qantas Club membership is a complimentary inclusion.

If travelling with a companion or colleague, and that person has their own Qantas Club membership or Qantas Gold (or above) frequent flyer status, you may instead be able to visit a lounge as their guest, free-of-charge.

Qantas Club Membership Benefits

While most see Qantas Club as purely an airport lounge scheme, those members have access to a broader suite of benefits than the lounge itself.

Qantas airport lounge access

The core benefit of Qantas Club membership is lounge access ahead of Qantas and Jetstar flights, specifically:

  • Domestic Qantas Club airport lounges (there are currently 22 lounges in that batch, as the Port Hedland and Rockhampton lounges remain closed at the time of writing)
  • International Qantas business class lounges (both in Australia and overseas) and single-class 'premium' lounges (such as Hong Kong and London, shown below)
The Qantas International lounge at London Heathrow.
The Qantas International lounge at London Heathrow.

Note that with most Qantas' international Business Lounges in New Zealand currently closed, your Qantas Club card is valid for entry to Air New Zealand’s international lounges in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington.

In other cities on the Qantas network where the Red Roo doesn’t have its own lounge facilities – including Dallas, Shanghai and New York – access is provided to partner airline ‘associated lounges’ as varies from airport to airport.      

For a full list of these associated lounges, visit the Qantas website.

Qantas premium lounge entry

Exclusively at Brisbane Airport, Qantas Club members can use the Qantas Premium Lounge entry facility for expedited security screening and direct access to the Qantas Club lounge.

Normally, domestic priority security is a perk for Gold and Platinum frequent flyers, but as Qantas Premium Lounge Entry is attached to the lounge, the airline extends this to Qantas Club members in Brisbane only.

Lounge access with other airlines

The Emirates business class lounges in Dubai open their doors to Qantas Club members travelling onward on a QF flight number, although all other Emirates lounges are off-limits to these travellers.

For example, when departing London Heathrow on a Business or First Class ticket on either a Qantas (QF) or Emirates (EK) flight, Qantas Club members can choose to access their choice of the Qantas London Lounge or the Emirates Lounge - or even both.

In airports with a Qantas-operated lounge, access is also offered when booked on a Qantas codeshare flight – including the Qantas lounges in Australia when travelling with Air New Zealand, Emirates, Fiji Airways and more.

As a more recent addition, Qantas Club members can now visit Alaska Airlines' lounges in Los Angeles, Seattle, Anchorage and Portland when travelling with Alaska Airlines on a QF codeshare flight number, when connecting to or from a Qantas international flight.

Finally, American Airlines' Admirals Clubs welcome Qantas Club members the world over when jetting onwards on a QF or AA flight number – the latter being a less-publicised perk of the program.

You can check in more luggage if you're a paid up Qantas Club member.
You can check in more luggage if you're a paid up Qantas Club member.

Qantas priority check-in

Holding a Qantas Club membership means never having to join the back of the economy queue at Qantas check-in.

When travelling on a Qantas domestic flight, Qantas Club members have access to priority check-in facilities including Premium Service Desks for assistance and booking change requests – or when flying with carry-on baggage only, can check-in at most major Qantas Club lounges.

Prior to Qantas-operated international flights, Qantas Club members can also use dedicated priority check-in lanes marked "Qantas Club" – or when these are unavailable, premium economy or business class priority check-in channels, as directed.

Extra baggage allowance

When travelling with Qantas, Qantas Club cardholders may be able to pack a little heavier, bring an extra bag, or both: depending on their destination.

On domestic Qantas flights, the standard 1x23kg baggage allowance in economy is elevated to 1x32kg for Qantas Club members, being the same allowances as granted to Qantas Silver frequent flyers. There’s no change in business class, however.

When jetting abroad with Qantas or Emirates to destinations adopting the ‘weight system’, your baggage allowance shown on your ticket is instead boosted by 12kg. That pushes the standard economy allowance from 30kg to 42kg, and the business class allowance from 40kg to 52kg, for example.

Where the ‘piece system’ is used instead (mainly to North and South America), Qantas Club members can pack a flat 3x32kg – that’s 96kg in total – being the same allowance normally afforded to most first class passengers, even if the Qantas Club member is booked in economy.

Request 'on departure upgrades' to business class

When booked in economy on a Qantas domestic flight, you'll be able to request an upgrade to business class in the lounge using your Qantas Points.

Upgrades remain subject to availability but may be possible even if you'd previously tried online without success. The number of points needed for these upgrades is the same as when requesting in advance, however, and you may not be guaranteed full catering, so this is more of a backup plan rather than a go-to.

Fancy an upgrade from domestic economy to business class on departure day using your Qantas Points?

Just ask at the service desk in the Qantas Club lounge, and you might have success – even if you’d previously tried to upgrade online and didn’t land that bump-up.

Business class on the Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Business class on the Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Priority when flying standby or on a waitlist

On the rare chance you’re trying to change flights and your preferred departure is full, you may be able to ‘waitlist’ for that flight – and as a Qantas Club member, you’ll be ranked at a higher priority than entry-level Bronze frequent flyers for getting on that flight.

The same applies when trying to purchase a ticket on a fully-booked flight at the airport: if a seat on that flight becomes available at the last minute, a Qantas Club member on the standby list would be offered the seat before a Bronze frequent flyer.

Discounted rates on Qantas Meeting Rooms

Whether you're just after a quiet place to work or are hosting a meeting at the airport, Qantas Club membership unlocks discounted rates on meeting room bookings.

Sometimes, the cost can be reduced to less than half the normal asking price, although costs vary based on airport location and time. Meeting rooms are available at Sydney T3, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canbera, Darwin, Townsville and Gold Coast airports.

Qantas Club Membership FAQ

Is Qantas Club membership worth the price?

That depends on your individual travel patterns, but if you're normally stuck buying the cheapest fares in economy and are earning as few as 10 status credits on every flight, it could well be worth it.

Take a moment to review how many times you expect to fly each year and compare that to the yearly membership charge.

For example, a traveller taking 10 return trips (20 flights) per year could visit the lounge up to 20 times.

If you signed up for a single year of Qantas Club membership at $699 – that's a $99 joining fee plus $600 for 12 months – you get a ‘cost per visit’ of $35. Of course, a two-year or four-year membership package lowers that 'cost per visit' even further.

While this is more than you'd pay for a meal and drink or two at most airport cafés, you're also getting somewhere quieter and more comfortable to sit, with free Qantas Lounge WiFi and ideally AC/USB power outlets close at hand.

Add to this the value of the additional benefits discussed above and Qantas Club membership could prove even more valuable.

But if your travel is far less frequent, calculate your own 'cost per visit' and decide based on your personal circumstances.

Prospective members travelling less often may find better value in skipping Qantas Club membership and enjoying a café or restaurant meal at the airport on the occasions where they do fly.

In short, here’s our take:

  • If you’re only making a handful of domestic flights per year, no: you can still get lounge access (the Qantas Club program’s main drawcard) through lounge invitations.
  • If you’re making more than a dozen return trips per year, yes: the membership cost-per-flight breakdown starts to work in your favour, especially if you’re on low-cost economy fares which will make it hard for you to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold status.
  • If you’re earning over 350,000 Qantas Points per year (mainly through spending with your credit card), no: those points qualify you for the Qantas Point Club Plus program, which comes with free Qantas Club membership.

Can I bring more than one adult guest into the lounge?

Yes – you will need to purchase an ‘Annual Guest Card’, which allows you to bring an extra guest when visiting Qantas-operated lounges throughout the year.

The card affords no lounge access privileges on its own, and is only valid when the guest is entering at the same time as the paid-up Qantas Club member.

An Annual Guest card costs $350 per year for Australian residents, with slightly cheaper rates available to residents of foreign countries.

Travellers can also redeem their Qantas Frequent Flyer points for lounge memberships and Annual Guest Cards, although you’ll get little more than half a cent in value per point redeemed – so we’d suggest keeping them for your next upgrade to business class.

Can I bring children into the lounge?

Yes, and in some lounges they can enjoy a dedicated 'kid zone' or 'family zone', but the guesting rules vary depending on which airline operates the lounge you’re visiting.

Qantas allows Qantas Club members to bring two children aged between four and 17 years into the lounge in addition to one adult guest, plus any accompanying infants aged three years and younger.

In Dubai, Emirates considers all travellers to be guests regardless of age, and doesn’t recognise Annual Guest Cards – so for a Qantas Club member, their partner and a child to all have lounge access, you’d need to pay for a second, full-rate Qantas Club membership.

For other lounges, refer to the Qantas website.

Do Qantas Clubs have a dress code?

Qantas has always maintained a 'smart casual dress standard' in the terms and conditions for entering its Qantas Club lounges, with singlets, bare feet, rubber thongs "and clothing with offensive images or slogans" in most cases considered unacceptable in the capital city lounges.

The airline says its staff will use discretion to determine if a visitor doesn't meet its standards.

Can I buy Qantas Club guest passes on eBay?

No, and in fact, you shouldn't be able to buy them anywhere. While Qantas does hand out complimentary invitations to use its domestic Qantas Club and international Qantas Business Lounges, these are not intended for sale.

They can be given away to family, friends, colleagues or even a random stranger at the check-in line if that's your fancy – but selling the cards (or digital invitations) is not allowed, which is why eBay is now blocking frequent flyers from listing these 'free' invitations for online auction.

Read: eBay cracks down on sales of 'free' Qantas Club lounge passes

What if I pay for a Qantas Club membership but then progress to Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold before it expires?

Gold frequent flyers essentially receive free Qantas Club membership among their suite of perks, so when you climb the status ladder beyond the Silver tier, your paid Qantas Club membership is paused.

Should you subsequently drop from Gold status down back down to Silver or even Bronze, your remaining period of paid Qantas Club membership automatically resumes from where you left off.

And, if you happen to achieve Lifetime Gold status before being able to utilise your full paid Qantas Club membership, contact Qantas to discuss your refund options.

Won’t I reach Gold if I’m flying enough to use the Qantas Club?

Not necessarily – and that’s exactly where Qantas Club provides the best value, when you’re travelling regularly enough to use it often, but not frequently enough to get Qantas Gold.

Qualifying for Qantas Gold status requires a hefty 700 status credits earned in a single membership year.

On Australia’s most popular domestic route, Sydney-Melbourne, each flight can earn as few as 10 status credits: requiring up to 70 one-way flights, or 35 round trips, to get over that line and progress to Gold, which then includes complimentary lounge access.

Anything less, and you’d need to rely on a Qantas Club membership for lounge access.

Still, there’s a slight shortcut to Qantas Gold, for those earning at least 500 of their status credits each year from Qantas or Jetstar flights.

Reach that threshold, and through the Qantas Loyalty Bonus, you can opt for a bonus 50 status credits – putting Gold within reach after a reduced 65 one-way Sydney-Melbourne flights on the lowest-priced fares, or taking 33 return trips.

Does Qantas ever discount its Qantas Club membership fees?

Several times per year, the Flying Kangaroo releases promotions on Individual Qantas Club memberships. The offers can include discounted or waived joining fees, and a reduction on renewal fees.

The most recent sale took place in April 2022, when Qantas offered a 50% discount on new Qantas Club membership fees.

The bar at Qantas Club Brisbane.
The bar at Qantas Club Brisbane.

Is my Qantas Club membership tax deductible?

According to the Australian Taxation Office, lounge memberships purchased by businesses on behalf of their travelling employees are tax deductible, even if occasionally used by staff on their private holidays.

That’s because “the primary function of Airport Lounge Clubs is to provide business facilities and prompt and efficient services relating to the travel of their members,” says the ATO.

On the other side of the coin, employees of businesses with ‘no-frills’ travel policies may instead need to cover their own fees if airport lounge access is desired.

Whatever the case, be sure to consult your accountant or tax professional for advice on how the ATO’s rules and regulations apply to your particular circumstances.

Can I use Emirates lounges?

Not within Australia – if you’re travelling with Emirates and are booked on a Qantas (QF) flight number, you can instead visit the Qantas international business class lounges in Australia before you depart.

You can, however, access the Emirates business class lounges in Dubai when flying onwards with Emirates on a QF codeshare flight number, although access in other ports such as Paris, Rome, London Gatwick and Frankfurt isn’t offered – even if you booked a Qantas codeshare flight.

Can I use the Qantas lounge with a codeshare flight number? 

No. Even if you’re travelling on a Qantas aircraft with a kangaroo on the tail, you only enjoy lounge access if your ticket shows a Qantas or Jetstar flight number.

For example, British Airways codeshares on Qantas’ flights from Brisbane to Singapore – so if you book on the BA flight number, your Qantas Club membership won’t afford any lounge access.

Can I get lounge access when flying with other airlines such as Cathay Pacific, British Airways or even Virgin Australia?

No, with the exception of American Airlines where you can visit the Admirals Club lounges, or if your next onward flight was booked on a QF codeshare and there’s a Qantas-operated lounge at that airport. 

Can Qantas Club members still access the BA Galleries or Terrace lounges?

Unfortunately not – this privilege was discontinued when Qantas ended its reciprocal partnership with British Airways to instead align with Emirates on flights to Europe, many years back.

Qantas Frequent Flyers, including Qantas Club members, can still earn frequent flyer points and status credits on BA flights, and Gold and Platinum members (Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire) can continue to visit the British Airways lounges under the standard Oneworld access rules.

I have another question... 

That's okay – feel free to ask in the comment box below and we'll help if we can!


13 Sep 2013

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Wow... this article is written as though the reader is a naughty child being told off.

24 Apr 2012

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Don't like hearing the word 'no'?

14 May 2017

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Lol makes you not to join, even if you were intended to. 

Complimentary passes can be purchased from gumtree. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

26 Jun 2014

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. . . which is exactly how Qantas treats its QC members.


27 Jan 2015

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Think you can still use AS Boardroom despite flying AS metal with a AA flight no. I've done this years ago and can also bring in a guest at LAX. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Jan 2013

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I wish QF made this as simple as UA and AC do. That is $665CAD ($673AUD) a year for use of any Star Alliance lounge whilst travelling on an AC or any Star Alliance coded ticket, (that’s a total of 1,269 destinations).

It seem better value than ‘$895 per year for use of any QF affiliated lounge when traveling on a JQ, AA or QF coded ticket’. (That’s a choice of 77 destinations). I’ve excluded EK and AA destinations as correct me if I’m wrong, but you’re not guaranteed entry at those destinations.

[I wasn't able to find details on the joining fees, so we may need to subtract a few hundred from those sums as that isn't the total annual cost].

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

26 Oct 2013

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Am I able to use Qantas lounge passes in Santiago? - I am on QF27/28. I am not a member but have some passes?

24 Apr 2012

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Nope, the lounge in Santiago is operated by American Airlines. Qantas Club passes can only be used in Qantas-operated lounges.

You will, however, be able to use the Qantas International Business Lounge in Sydney before you depart Australia on QF27.


30 Jan 2015

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As an alternative the is the promotion of the Priority Pass for Visa Platinum or Infinite cardholders. www. prioritypass .com/ VSINAP

Discount of 50% on the Standard Membership, where you'll pay an annual fee of US$50 and US$27 per person every time that you access one of the lounges and you are not locked to any airline or its alliance.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Feb 2015

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Does Qantas Club Partner membership entitle the partner to take in a guest?

24 Apr 2012

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Yes, a partner membership is the same as a standard membership but at a reduced price.

25 Feb 2015

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What I would be interested to know is where Qantas-operated international lounges are actually located outside of Australia. Of course there's a lot of talk these days about the fantastic Singapore, Hong Kong and business and first lounges in LA, but I get a bit confused on the Qantas site as to which other lounges are actually operated by QF or not....

24 Apr 2012

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Jacksonthe link provided in the article to the Qantas website shows which are operated by Qantas and which aren't.

For a full list of these associated lounges, visit the Qantas website.

(On that page, 'international lounges' and 'international business lounges' are operated by Qantas, 'associated lounges' aren't.)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Apr 2015

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I have a Life membership of the Qantas Club bought in 1993. Can I take 1guest flying on Jetstar into an Australian domestic lounge when she is flying but I am not ?

29 Apr 2015

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Hi, am I able to use the 30 day admirals club membership to access the Qantas club in Singapore when flying on qf8404 to Melbourne (operated by Emirates)? Thanks

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Jun 2015

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Can my 18 year old son use a complimentary Qantas Club guest pass at Los Angeles on his flight from JFK to SYD?


07 Jul 2015

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If I have a bronze membership but upgrade my flight to premium economy or business etc would I still be entitled to the lounges? And would I be anle to bring a +1?

24 Apr 2012

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Qantas premium economy tickets don't include lounge access unless you're already a Qantas Club member or are a Gold frequent flyer (or above).

An International business class ticket with Qantas lets you bring one guest into Qantas lounges who must be on the same flight. For domestic business class flights, one guest is permitted but doesn't need to be travelling.

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

12 Jul 2015

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Hi, can you please clarify for me if I can access the Qantas lounge in Perth when flying Emirates or does my Qantas club membership give me access to the Emirates lounge. 

Also, which lounge can I access in Dubai and in London for the return trip. 

Thanks, appreciate your help, Julie 

24 Apr 2012

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Hi Julie, the answers to all of your questions were in the article:--

Can I use Emirates lounges?

Not within Australia – if you’re travelling with Emirates and are booked on a Qantas (QF) flight number, you can instead visit the Qantas international business class lounges in Australia before you depart.

You can, however, access the Emirates business class lounge in Dubai when flying onwards with Qantas or Emirates on a QF flight number...


In other cities on the Qantas network where the Red Roo doesn’t have its own lounge facilities – including Dallas, Shanghai, London and New York – access is provided to partner airline ‘associated lounges’ and varies from airport to airport.

For a full list of these associated lounges, visit the Qantas website.


(If you aren't booked on the QF flight number, you have no lounge access. You also have no access to Emirates' Australian lounges in either case, but do have access in Dubai.)

23 Jul 2015

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what about gold members? if flying international on non QF/codeshare airline, can we access the business lounge?

24 Apr 2012

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Hi Helen, this is a guide only to the paid Qantas Club program. Please see our separate guide to Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold, which covers lounge access rules and much more.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold: the unofficial guide

28 Jul 2015

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I understand that I am able to access the Emirates lounge in Dubai, but as a Qantas Club customer or a Gold Qantas Frequent Flyer am I able to access any Emirates lounges outside Dubai?

For example, I am thinking of catching a flight from Venice to Singapore. Even when booked through the Qantas website they push me onto their codeshare partner Emirates. Am I able to use the Emirates lounge (if there is one) in Venice?

24 Apr 2012

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Hi Victoria,

This is covered in the FAQ above:

"You can access the Emirates business class lounge in Dubai when flying onwards with Qantas or Emirates on a QF flight number, although access in other ports such as Paris, Rome, London Gatwick and Frankfurt isn’t offered – even if you booked a Qantas codeshare flight."

However, you have also mentioned Qantas Gold – Qantas Gold does give you Emirates lounge access wherever possible when flying with Emirates on the QF or EK flight number, but Qantas Club only provides Emirates lounge access in Dubai, not in other ports.

18 Oct 2015

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I am a Silver QFF and hence have the single Qantas Club complimentary invitation. I am flying Sydney to Paris (both Qantas code flights) and was wondering whether my complimentary invitation would allow me to access the Emirates lounge in Dubai on my stopover? Although it is a 'Qantas Club Invitation' I'm skeptical as to whether I would actually be allowed in?



07 Oct 2012

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No it won't... it's a Qantas Club or Int Business Lounge invitation. The lounge in Dubai is a Emirates Lounge. Details are on the back oif the pass.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Dec 2015

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Hi Chris, I was just wondering if I can use my wifes Qantas gold freq flyer card to access the qantas lounge if i'm not flyiing with her. I know I can be her guest anytime I am with her.


Justin Loel

24 Apr 2012

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Hi Justin, no – benefits are not transferable and you may find the card confiscated if you try to do this. You'll need your own Qantas Club membership or to be travelling with your wife to have access to the lounges.

19 Dec 2015

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Can kids accompany adults using guest passes to Qantas Club (through ANZ Black FF card)?


03 Jan 2016

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Qantas used to offer half price QClub membership to those that alreay had it I beleive so it was circa $4-500 per year instead of $9-1000 per year. Does this still happen? The reason I ask is I had Q Club then went up to Gold for a few years and now im looking likly to lose gold so I wondered if I could still access the half price QClub price or if I have to go back to squaere 1? 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Feb 2016

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Qantas YVR -SYD can I access  the BA lounge or any other lounge in YVR prior if:

I have a business seat or 

Qantas Club Mship or

Qantas Club Silver?


Hi, I cant seem to find anythng on Yvr lounge access for QC members.  Now that Q flies there seasonally what options do travellers have for departures or arrivals?

Even flying on J seat w/o qc mship?

thank you

24 Apr 2012

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Hi kamere, as this information isn't listed in Qantas' own public lounge guide your best bet would be to contact Qantas directly.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Feb 2016

Total posts 28

HI Chris,  I rang QC to clarify about lounge access in YVR for QC m'ship.  Nothing.

She did not give a definite answer as to whether gold and above or J Pax could enter any lounges prior to flight.  I see OW- BA galleries gate 64 and  CX lounges.

Any suggestions from passengers that have flown this QF route Yvr-Syd?

24 Apr 2016

Total posts 2

we have 2 adults and 3 kids travelling.  One adult is a qantas club member and we are considering a partner membership for the other.  What do you think our chances are of the Emirates Business Lounge letting us in with the additional child (2 years old)?

24 Apr 2016

Total posts 2

sorry should have said we are travelling on a QF flight number

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

03 Jul 2016

Total posts 2

Hi all, first time using this site but hopefully using much more when I move to oz. 


I am from GB, and travelling from Scotland to Perth in a couple of months. 

I am not a quantas club member, but a British Airways Silver card holder. This is sapphire oneworld status which gets me lounge access, priority check in,boarding and baggage allowance. 

with the flight I am looking to book, it is with Quantas but operated by Emirates via Dubai. 

My question is- will my sapphire status, and by booking a 'QF' flight allow my status benefits on my journey! I.e... Will I be able to use the Emiates/Quantas lounges? 



Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

13 Feb 2017

Total posts 1

Will Qantas Partner Membership give me access to the Emirates Business Lounge in Dubai when travelling alone or with my wife, who is a full Qantas Club Member?

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

03 Jul 2016

Total posts 2

I recently travelled from LHR to SYD via Dubai with Qantas. I have sapphire One World Status from British Airways and had no problem accessing Emirates Business lounge in Dubai.

I am sure you will be allowed to access..if not Emirates are now allowing access for a fee too. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Jan 2015

Total posts 1

Was about to sign up my wife as a Partner for QC but not sure it will get her into Emirates lounge at Dubai - she's on EK flights to Glasgow from Perth. Can you shed any light on this?

19 Jun 2018

Total posts 1

Hi there,

Would a Qantas Club Membership or Qantas Lounge Invite as a Silver Member gain access to the Emirates lounge in Munich with a QF flight number?

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