8 hour layover at Tokyo (Narita) JQ Lounge Access

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Later this year I am flying back to Australia from Europe via Tokyo (Narita) Airport where I have a 8 hour layover between connecting flights.

My flight from Europe arrives at 1:00pm at Terminal 2 and my flight to the Gold Coast leaves from Terminal 3 at 9:00pm.

My onward flight from Tokyo (Narita) will be on a JQ Business ticket. Other context: I am Qantas Club Member and only have Gold Frequent Flyer Status.

Some questions:
  • Am I eligible for entry to any of the partner lounges at Tokyo (Narita)?
  • If so, would it be feasible to spend some of my layover time in terminal 2 before making my way to terminal 3? (I understand they are separate buildings)
  • If not, what else could I do during my eight hour layover?
 
Some questions:
There is no lounge available for any Jetstar Passengers at NRT, not even for Qantas Gold/Platinum/Platinum 1/Chairman's lounge.
With that the second question is moot.

I believe you have to clear immigration from T2 anyway to get to T3, so maybe head out to Narita Town for a look.

I did this some time ago, but used the Hilton bus to get there.

There's precious little information here:


or here:

 
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I took a Jetstar flight from terminal 3 yesterday l, and can report that Narita isn't an airport you'd want to spend a long layover in.

It's currently looking quite scruffy and rundown, and most of the shops in the main international terminal 2 shopping mall are closed by 5pm, with restaurants closing before 7pm.
 
Thanks for this, sounds like clearing immigration and checking out Narita before coming back to T3 will be the plan.
There is no lounge available for any Jetstar Passengers at NRT, not even for Qantas Gold/Platinum/Platinum 1/Chairman's lounge.
With that the second question is moot.

I believe you have to clear immigration from T2 anyway to get to T3, so maybe head out to Narita Town for a look.

I did this some time ago, but used the Hilton bus to get there.

There's precious little information here:


or here:

Oof, yikes. What was security and check in like? How early before your flight did you get to the airport?
I took a Jetstar flight from terminal 3 yesterday l, and can report that Narita isn't an airport you'd want to spend a long layover in.

It's currently looking quite scruffy and rundown, and most of the shops in the main international terminal 2 shopping mall are closed by 5pm, with restaurants closing before 7pm.
 
Oof, yikes. What was security and check in like? How early before your flight did you get to the airport?
We were taking the 9pm flight to Gold Coast, and arrived at Narita at 6.40pm.

Turns out the flight was delayed until 10.40pm.

The check-in queue for Jetstar was huge (seems like nobody's able to use the bag drop - I know we couldn't because ours was a Qantas-booked rewards ticket).

So, we took the shuttle bus to explore terminal 2 instead (the connecting walk inbetween is long, with no travelators). That's where we found almost everything to be closed other than MacDonalds and some convenience stores. Turns out terminal 3 actually has more open late.

We checked into the flight after 9pm, and went through security. It was nice and quiet at that time as everyone else had already gone through.

There's not much at all after security other than a cafe and a duty free shop (both closed when we went through).
 
JAL lounge at T2 for emerald and above but will accept only one guest. Was travelling with wife and 10yo. So would of had to leave one outside. Really shamefull. Never had that happen in any other lounges. Apparently child had to be under 2yo. Qantas, lift YOUR act.
 
JAL lounge at T2 for emerald and above but will accept only one guest. Was travelling with wife and 10yo. So would of had to leave one outside. Really shamefull. Never had that happen in any other lounges. Apparently child had to be under 2yo. Qantas, lift YOUR act.
Not whilst flying Jetstar, only when flying a OneWorld airline.

You will find this policy applies at all partner lounges. You can only bring in children for free at Qantas-operated lounges (plus the TBIT Business lounge). I suppose in some cases the lounge operator may waive you through anyway.
 
Not whilst flying Jetstar, only when flying a OneWorld airline.

You will find this policy applies at all partner lounges. You can only bring in children for free at Qantas-operated lounges (plus the TBIT Business lounge). I suppose in some cases the lounge operator may waive you through anyway.
Came back through Aspire lounge, only had to pay for child AUD32. JAL wouldn't accept payment for child entry. Aspire ok, not to the standard of JAL.
 
Came back through Aspire lounge, only had to pay for child AUD32. JAL wouldn't accept payment for child entry. Aspire ok, not to the standard of JAL.
I would argue to the high end business flyers of JL that upholding those rules means a better experience overall for their elites. JP people value things a little bit differently and culturally i can see why they don't want kids in as extras.
 
Was travelling with wife and 10yo. So would of had to leave one outside. Really shamefull. Never had that happen in any other lounges. Apparently child had to be under 2yo. Qantas, lift YOUR act.
That's JALs policy not QFs and consistent with what they are required to do under oneworld rules.
You'll find many airlines have similar kids count as guests policies.

Only AA and QF are generous to families afaik.
 
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Just flew Tokyo Narita to AU, Qantas economy and was able to access Aspire lounge as a QFF member with a guest.
 
Just flew Tokyo Narita to AU, Qantas economy and was able to access Aspire lounge as a QFF member with a guest.
Sorry do you mean as a Qantas Club or Qantas Gold?
 
JAL lounge at T2 for emerald and above but will accept only one guest. Was travelling with wife and 10yo. So would of had to leave one outside. Really shamefull. Never had that happen in any other lounges. Apparently child had to be under 2yo. Qantas, lift YOUR act.

Its not a QF lounge and don’t operate under QF rules so why the bile at QF? 🙄
 
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