Guest Access - QP MEL INT Sunday 4 Sept (afternoon)

Discussion in 'Your Questions' started by coyote25, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. coyote25

    coyote25 Established Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a friend who has been backpacking around Australia for the last 8 months but is now heading home :(

    I was wondering if anyone who is a QP member and who is travelling internationally from Melbourne on Sunday (her flight is at 3.30 pm) might be able to assist in getting my friend access to the QANTAS Club.

    I have the invite card but since I'm not flying I can't get her in myself. If you could help out I'd really appreciate it, just e-mail me (nburgess25@hotmail.com) and we can organise something.

    It would be a great going away present :D
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  2. BlacKnox

    BlacKnox Active Member

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    Hi coyote25,

    I thought QF platinum members could access the lounge with guest irrespective of whether they are flying same day :? ? Can't you take her in yourself, or maybe you're based in another city?
     
  3. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    International Airport = behind customs.

    Without a flight and boarding pass, you'd be considered a national threat and liable to be arrested :)
     
  4. NM

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    Coyote25 mentioned the friend is departing internationally, so that means the airside Qantas Club lounge that can only be accessed after immigration.
     
  5. BlacKnox

    BlacKnox Active Member

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    Thanks Mal and NM, you've answered my question, which prompts another radical suggestion/ question...

    Couldn't one purchase a fully refundable ticket, then cancel it once reaching airside and the QP (providing no credit card charges/ fees were incurred)? Or does the canceling of an international ticket after the boarding pass is issued trigger alarm bells somewhere?
     
  6. NM

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    It has been known to happen :wink: . And an F ticket is fully refundable and gets you into the F lounge :lol: .

    Just have to be willing to wait for the credit card refund which can take up to 8 weeks :cry: . And getting back out through immigration could take a little explanation.
     
  7. serfty

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    Note that a QP member flying internationally out of MEL can generally use the MEL Dom QP before going thru customs; I do this regularly (there's no PM party pies in the INT J lounge :( ) And, they can take a guest.

    Just be aware, that you need to head off to Customs and INT at leastone hour before the scheduled departure of your INT flight. It's a five minute walk.

    Remember, International flights commence boarding ½ hour before the scheduled flight time and you still need to clear customs.

    (You can do this in SYD too, but it's more of a pain)
     
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