Qantas Lounges will begin reopening from 1 November 2021

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Only when it was the domestic tags of international widebody ops... those were the days of F lounge access before a SYD-MEL :)
Might be possible again, QF9 MEL-PER is back on from 27 March and can be booked for just the domestic leg.

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Not that this will help anyone as QF is suspending the route tomorrow, but QF is handing out $20 meal vouchers at HNL due to the lounge being closed.

Not much open to use it though. Couldn’t find a bar. Pretty much just Starbucks.
 

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Not that this will help anyone as QF is suspending the route tomorrow, but QF is handing out $20 meal vouchers at HNL due to the lounge being closed.

Not much open to use it though. Couldn’t find a bar. Pretty much just Starbucks.
Yes, the joint AA / JL (Admirals Club?) lounge does not open until 11am. It is pretty minimal in any case (no showers).

Walking around the airside garden past the ponds with large fish I spied where the more recent iteration of the Qantas lounge was. Closed of course.
 

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Yes, the joint AA / JL (Admirals Club?) lounge does not open until 11am. It is pretty minimal in any case (no showers).

Walking around the airside garden past the ponds with large fish I spied where the more recent iteration of the Qantas lounge was. Closed of course.

To be honest the $20 voucher was better than that sad excuse for a lounge.

I didn’t mind the AA lounge on previous visits.

The Delta lounge was open, if they continued the route I wonder why they wouldn’t just send pax there.
 

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Any word on when the Melbourne Dungeon re-opens? Flying in March on EK metal on QF flight number and usually EK do not let the family into the lounge with QF Gold.
 

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Yes, the joint AA / JL (Admirals Club?) lounge does not open until 11am. It is pretty minimal in any case (no showers).
Is it still a dump? Terrible lounge!

What's the update on transiting/lounges at TBIT? I've got MEL-LAX-JFK (via AA codeshare) next week and haven't been to LAX/JFK in 3 years...
 

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The HNL AC is more of a JL lounge (it opened about 3 years ago).

Currently no self services with limited options although the soba noodles and later the Fried Chicken pieces washed down with a Sapporo were fine. No showers.

The OneWorld lounge at TBIT opens at 3pm.

The LAX Flagship Lounge at T4 reopened Wednesday - it's open 5:30am to 1am. I saw a report on FlyerTalk that it's showers are available (very useful off QF93). As a P1 you should be able to use that.
 

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MY wife is flying Melbourne to London business class with Qantas (award flight) on Tuesday. According the Qantas website the Melbourne international business class lounge "is temporarily closed". With a business award ticket is she entitled to access any other lounge?
 
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MY wife is flying Melbourne to London business class with Qantas (award flight) on Tuesday. According the Qantas website "lounge is temporarily closed". With a business award ticket is she entitled to access any other lounge?
I thought eligible passengers were being sent to the QF F lounge?
 

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Yes correct, but with heavily cut down menus (at least it was a few weeks ago in the Sydney F lounge for breakfast). Still good to be in F lounge regardless. :)
Yes, I experienced SYD First last week where the best meat option was a ham and cheese toasty.

There was a Chicken option but I sent it back.
 
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MY wife is flying Melbourne to London business class with Qantas (award flight) on Tuesday. According the Qantas website the Melbourne international business class lounge "is temporarily closed". With a business award ticket is she entitled to access any other lounge?
She’ll have access to the F lounge.
 

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Plaza Premium lounge is opening for Emirates flights (Tue, Fri and Sat). Emirates is currently using them as the contract lounge.
More photos from the BNE lounge tonight:
 

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If you're flying QR J, but have BA Gold status (OW Emerald) - you are currently allowed to use the QF F Intl lounges at MEL and SYD is that correct?
 

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If you're flying QR J, but have BA Gold status (OW Emerald) - you are currently allowed to use the QF F Intl lounges at MEL and SYD is that correct?
Yes, based on Oneworld rules you are allowed to use the QF F lounge.
However, on a practical level you will not be able because they are usually not open during the QR departure times.
 
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