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Delta has a status match for Qantas Gold which takes you to SkyTeam Elite Plus tier, see https://www.ausbt.com.au/delta-offers-skyteam-frequent-flyer-status-match-against-qantas
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Please note that this article has since been updated based on comments from Virgin Australia, with the airline nixing the claimed 4hr limit by lounge operator No1 Lounges and saying there will be no time limit for passengers visiting its new international lounges.
Nov 08, 2018, 06.53 PM / Virgin Australia: "no time limit" for new international lounges
The standard access for 'walk-in' passengers is three hours, across all No 1 lounges, but for The House and Virgin Australia passengers it's actually four hours. A reader flying with Virgin Australia reported being told of the three hour limit at The House Melbourne, which is why we sought clarif...
Nov 08, 2018, 11.36 AM / Virgin Australia: "no time limit" for new international lounges
Because if you're flying out from Brisbane to say Perth or Melbourne you will get to try the dishes of those lounges, and probably also because you'd need pizza ovens in Melbourne and a noodle station in Perth to swap them over.
Nov 08, 2018, 09.25 AM / What's next for Qantas' business class, first class in-lounge dining?
Depends partly on how much time you have before your flight and if you're in transit, but all else being equal I'd head for The Pier First Class.
Nov 21, 2018, 08.53 PM / The Pier business lounge is not what it used to be...
The first one for 2018 ran from 1 February to 5 February, there are some hints for planning ahead for a DSC promo at https://www.ausbt.com.au/making-the-most-of-a-qantas-double-status-credits-promotion
Nov 21, 2018, 12.55 PM / When is the next Qantas double status credits promotion?
It wouldn't hurt to ask Cathay Pacific if this can be done, but I'd not pin my hopes on it happening. As a Plan B there's the Plaza Premium arrivals lounge, which is directly opposite the old CX arrivals lounge – our review has more info on this: https://www.ausbt.com.au/plaza-premium-arri...
Nov 21, 2018, 12.51 PM / Hong Kong in Transit then Exit
Thanks for the update, Longwayaround - good to hear!
Nov 19, 2018, 01.29 PM / The House (Melbourne) - an improvement
For what it's worth, I do prefer breakfast at The Wing first class because it has a decent buffet spread alongside the à la carte menu – The Pier is a better lounge in almost every other respect (although The Wing has those indulgent cabana suites which can be nice for a pre-flight soak if...
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