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Emirates Lounge MEL
Reading conflicting info on access to this lounge. And also, it doesnt even come up on the One World Lounge look up page but that aside, i have read access is Emirates and then one write up I found said Emirates or Qantas only and then the last one was sort of a middle ground of the 2, saying Emirates or Qantas as long as you have status with Qantas. Does anyone know which it is? Thanks
Yes, it appears to be clear as mud, which seems to be the norm these days.
Having looked at the finer points of lounge access on Emirates website, the way I read it is that if you are on an Emirates codeshare with Qantas and either have status or are flying business class or above, you can get complimentary lounge access. But this only appears to work with Qantas, not other OW carriers.
I didnt even see the finer print you’re referring to. I found 3 diff explanations than what you mentioned above.
So in what you read you’re saying it sounds like a straight ticket in Qantas Business (not a code share with Emirates & no status of any kind) means you cant get in?
I’m brining a print out of an email with Admirals Club customer service to make sure i get into Flagship in December due to some confusion over a connecting flight. I’m not risking it. I dont get why the rules arent clearer, especially with connections as this case with my possible AA confusion, it seems very muddy.
That is my read – if you code-share on Qantas, you can get in. Otherwise apart from Emirates flights (naturally), not unless you pay.
Very bottom of that link (if you search it for Qantas, you’ll see it)
You might check with Qantas – they may have an agreement to share the Emirates lounge that Emirates themselves don’t list.
EDIT 1: You got me curious now, so I looked.
From Qantas. You’ll note that the Emirates lounge in Dubai is called out. You’ll also see where it discusses “associated lounges where there is no Qantas club.” Follow that link, and you’ll see that Melbourne does have a Qantas Club. So I would think Emirates rules hold.
Thanks for the link and research. The only thing that doesnt quite make sense is that Qantas Club is a domestic lounge, its not even in the International Terminal so one who might be in need of Emirates lounge wouldnt be in the domestic terminal.
However, there is a Qantas International Business Lounge so i think the idea is the same that being that is there, Emirates lounge is a No go on a regular non code share Qantas flight unless you have Qantas status.
Also, its weird how this Emirates lounge doesnt come up on the One World Lounge look up page, but all the other lounges there at MEL do.