Do you rate the EK lounge over the QF lounge? I've never been to the EK one (and QF once or twice to see what it was like after it first opened), only ever CX F. QF has a la carte dining, which strikes me as superior to EK. Though I imagine the drinks are better at EK.Pre Covid QF F pax could use EK lounge at LHR. Is this still available?
It's useful for when CX F lounge is closed.
The access rules don't contradict nor do they override another access rule - it is an OR situation.Simple question are the rules based on travel class EK/QF lounge access are these still in play?
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That is what I am planning on, the class of travel is F however I am choosing to fly on my Skywards number which is the same level a NB and did not know if this would make any difference. From what I understand the EK lounges are closed in MEL so my preference would be to use QF rather than what ever lounge EK is sending PAX to.Just front-up and see what happens.
Yes. Food a wash but drinks better at EK. Obviously for irrops better in QF lounge. Shower much nicer in EK lounge although small. At LHR QF lounge has a couple of quiet rooms that can be booked, but these are in high demand.Do you rate the EK lounge over the QF lounge? I've never been to the EK one (and QF once or twice to see what it was like after it first opened), only ever CX F. QF has a la carte dining, which strikes me as superior to EK. Though I imagine the drinks are better at EK.
Not in BNE. Flying EK F and Skywards Gold. Refused access to the QF lounge as ‘only for EK Plat’. No seats left in Plaza Premium so went and sat by the gate for an hour - quieter and more comfortable.Good luck and I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Travelling F is the golden ticket.
Not in BNE. Flying EK F and Skywards Gold. Refused access to the QF lounge as ‘only for EK Plat’.
That is really strange. I suspect they were incorrect.No it was the international business lounge.
|Emirates Skywards member||Qantas flight number||Emirates flight number|
|Emirates Platinum Skywards member||Yes1||Yes1|
|Emirates Gold Skywards member||Yes1||Yes1|
|Eligible class of travel||Qantas International First Lounge||Qantas International Business||Qantas Domestic Business Lounge||Qantas International Lounge^^||Partner Lounge|
|Jetstar Business Max Fares||No||Yes+||No||Yes+||No|
Was it EK431 departing BNE around 9 pm? QF lounge closes at 6:30 pm when it does operate in the afternoon... Interested to know what time the Plaza Premium lounge starts filling up.Not in BNE. Flying EK F and Skywards Gold. Refused access to the QF lounge as ‘only for EK Plat’. No seats left in Plaza Premium so went and sat by the gate for an hour - quieter and more comfortable.
Sorry, I was mistaken, you shoud have been given access.Sorry to hear that. We should remember that EK is not a One World member so you need at least Gold status to enter the Qantas lounge. I was not aware that there was a Qatas First lounge in Brisbane.
Me too. I was flying QY on an Air NZ ticket and as an Air NZ Gold could only access the domestic Qantas Club, even when I showed my QP card. No access to QJ lounge.The QF lounge at BNE closed at around 8.15 pm last night (as the last QF international departure left at 8.30). I was also fairly sure that we should be able to use the QF lounge but the receptionist was having none of it. Interestingly earlier in my trip I was refused access to the QF domestic lounge at BNE (flying QF economy) and told that as EK gold I could only use the QF Club lounge. Again that's not how I read the guidance on the website but polite questioning got me nowhere.
In my view if refusal to admit is questioned and still maintained then there is little point in arguing further as it ruins the experience.
And opening hours (last scheduled QF departure of the day):Depending on your flying class and loyalty class you could use the Qantas lounges.