Emirates lounge access on arrive in Melbourne

By Lucas | Jun 07, 2017, 10:38 AM
Hi all,
I'll soon be flying from Singapore to Melbourne with my cousin.  I'll be in F and he is currently in Y (But I'm hoping to get a paid upgrade to J invite email)
Anyway...  Does anyone know if we can use the EK lounge in Melbourne on arrival??  
If no EK access who does have an arrivals lounge?
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By henrus | Jun 07, 2017, 11:19 AM
There are no arrivals lounge at any Australian airports so you won't be provided any form of arrival lounge access.
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By jhor | Jun 07, 2017, 11:30 AM
While no arrivals lounges, can't you use the Qantas departure lounges after clearing customs and immigration? Either the business or Qantas Club lounge. I haven't tried this but their policy says: 
Eligible if connecting to or from a Qantas or Emirates international flight on the same day.
One guest allowed and does not need to be travelling.

Not sure what you might be able to do with any luggage since these lounges are airside in the domestic terminal.
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By FrequentFlyer | Jun 07, 2017, 11:52 AM
While no arrivals lounges, can't you use the Qantas departure lounges after clearing customs and immigration? Either the business or Qantas Club lounge. I haven't tried this but their policy says: 
Eligible if connecting to or from a Qantas or Emirates international flight on the same day.
One guest allowed and does not need to be travelling.

Not sure what you might be able to do with any luggage since these lounges are airside in the domestic terminal.


Generally that's only applicable if connecting to another flight but you can always try your luck with the lounge dragons.
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By Lucas | Jun 07, 2017, 11:53 AM
I don't know.  We are arriving at 7am in MEL.  We have a flight to CBR @ 3pm.  I wonder if we can use the International lounge instead of transiting to Domestic.  We were hoping to have a few hours in MEL CBD

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By Patricka340 | Jun 07, 2017, 12:33 PM
I don't know.  We are arriving at 7am in MEL.  We have a flight to CBR @ 3pm.  I wonder if we can use the International lounge instead of transiting to Domestic.  We were hoping to have a few hours in MEL CBD


You cannot use the international lounge, as once you have cleared immigration and customs you will be outside the 'sterile', international departures area. You cannot re-enter the airside of the international terminal without an onwards international flight.

You will, however, have access to either the domestic Qantas club or Qantas Business Lounge depending on the cabin you are flying to CBR in, or your status. If you are flying in economy, and have no OW or QF partner status you technically do not have lounge access. I think that it is worth trying though. I would try the business lounge first before trying the Qantas Club (as the business lounges are better than the club). When asking just be polite and smile, and don't argue if you are denied access.

Enjoy your time in Canberra :)
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By Lucas | Jun 07, 2017, 01:40 PM
Thank you, everyone, for your posts.  Fingers crossed.  

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By Happy Trails | Jun 07, 2017, 02:14 PM
You will have access to the domestic business lounge by virtue of connecting from Emirates F.
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By jhor | Jun 08, 2017, 11:41 AM
You will have access to the domestic business lounge by virtue of connecting from Emirates F.

Which is what I said but it appears other contributors have pointed out we're both wrong?
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By Andrew Barkery | Jun 20, 2017, 02:48 PM

Aust int and dom terminals are completely separate, this is what you have to realise.

Sometimes its in the same building, but you cannot access int dep lounges once incoming immi cleared unless on int to int transit.

Also, dep and arr at Aust int airports are upstairs and downstairs, not like in SIN where its the same level for arr and dep, where they just shut doors so inc and outgoing pax are separate by glass.

The flight to CBR will dep from an Aust dom terminal, you cannot get onto this flight to CBR from the int terminal unless you are a VIP with your own plane.

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By Andrew Barkery | Jun 20, 2017, 02:54 PM

Jhor, you want to access EK lounge in the int terminal, this is not possible in your case. 

QFd J lounge is accessible in your case.

What the others have said, is that you can access the MEL QFd J lounge, in T1 at MEL airport.

Int arr at MEL at T2.

T1 and T2 are close by, walkable.

Very expensive to catch a taxi to MEL CBD, or even the Skybus is also very pricey.

Check www.skybus.com.au for fares, and taxis might be near $60 or $70 one way.

Parkroyal MEL airport has day rooms, about $100 for 5 hours or so, not bad, I have used them before.

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