Melbourne Qantas Club visit in-between Jetstar flights

By Head | Mar 06, 2017, 05:10 PM

I'm going to be doing a domestic fly through Melbourne airport next month and am flying Jetstar. I have around 3 hours in my stop over in Melbourne to kill so want to visit the Qantas Club (I have an access pass). My question is, how difficult is it to get to terminal 1 from the new terminal 4? Is it worth going all the way over to the Qantas terminal just to visit the Qantas club there only to have to head all the way back to catch my next flight?


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LH

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By rufusfly | Mar 06, 2017, 07:24 PM

Hi Head  It is a nice 15 minutes walk.

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By comm_cousin | Mar 07, 2017, 09:01 AM

Hope you're fit. It's a looong...15 mins walk each way. Melb. airport does not have a moving walkway in T4, nor does it provide many seats in between the arrival gates and T3. At least the QF Club is a nice place to spend an hour or two. Enjoy ??

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By reeves35 | Mar 07, 2017, 12:35 PM

In addition you have to go landside so there are security checks at T1 to get to the Qantas Club and you will need another security check when you come back to T4.  Make sure you allow a bit of time for this as the checking area, particularly in T1, can be a bit of a zoo sometimes.

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By Mal | Mar 07, 2017, 12:40 PM

Only worth doing for a very long layover, three hours is plenty of time thankfully! But you can see how Qantas has tried to discourage JQ travellers from using the QF lounges!

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By PB57 | Mar 07, 2017, 02:25 PM

Go for it. I've done it a few times. As others advise, allow 15 minutes for walk between terminals plus time for security. I find it easier to walk outside when moving between terminals to avoid the crowds inside. 

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By Head | Mar 07, 2017, 06:38 PM

Thanks everyone!

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By Steve987 | Mar 07, 2017, 07:42 PM

Unless you are unlikely to use the pass elsewhere or it is close to expiry (I am assuming you are sliver or have been gifted a one time pass) I would save it. The lounge is ok, but won't blow your socks off. 

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By AJeremyP | Mar 08, 2017, 12:43 PM

It's my view that Qantas actually wants to punish Qantas Club members who dare to use the lounge when flying Jetstar.  The closure of the small lounge in T2 when the last of the propeller services were re-located to T3 was a mean-spirited gesture particularly as some of us are paying our own way and choose not to fly Qantas domestic when the single fare is $400+.  Great for Alan Joyce's bonus, but not so good for the long-suffering customer. As far as Melbourne T4 is concerned, I have no doubt that the architect brief was to make it as inconvenient as possible and no Qantas Club for Jetstar travellers was just a small part of that brief.  On the other hand, I was on a rare trip to Adelaide recently and the attitude of the QC staff there was refreshingly welcoming, even though I was flying Jetstar.

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By champotraveller | Mar 10, 2017, 11:06 AM

[QUOTE=15996;36329]

I'm going to be doing a domestic fly through Melbourne airport next month and am flying Jetstar. I have around 3 hours in my stop over in Melbourne to kill so want to visit the Qantas Club (I have an access pass). My question is, how difficult is it to get to terminal 1 from the new terminal 4? Is it worth going all the way over to the Qantas terminal just to visit the Qantas club there only to have to head all the way back to catch my next flight?


cheers,

LH

[10 minute walk for a 73 year old, have done similar visits in Sydney which is even a little more complicated in that you cannot check in at Jetstar until 2 hours prior to flight time if you are switching from Qantas to Jetstar at Sydney so you can book your luggage in at the Jetstar terminal for about $20 as I recall, however, if travelling all the way with Jetstar, well worth the visit to the QC.  Your luggage is either checked through or light enough to take with you to the lounge

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