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Old Jan 1, 18, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Flaneurs View Post


Even before JFK?
It's the flagship route, no?
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Old Jan 2, 18, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer View Post
At AKL EK lounge is nicer than QF. At MEL QF F lounge is nicer than EK.
I assume the QF First Class Lounge admits Emirates F pax, and not make them use the J lounge?
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Old Jan 2, 18, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by Edgerfly View Post
I assume the QF First Class Lounge admits Emirates F pax, and not make them use the J lounge?
You should have no problem accessing the QF F lounge (I've done this myself on several occasions). There may be a late EK departure from MEL when the QF lounge is closed (I've not checked recently) but that is not an issue for the MEL-AKL flight.
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Old Jan 3, 18, 4:39 pm
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The MEL lounge is open in the evenings for the ~6pm EK405 to SIN/DXB and the ~10pm EK407 to DXB.

Note EK407 is currently operating AXL-xMEL-DXB.

Tomorrow, the following flights are scheduled:

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Flight Timetables Search: Search From MEL on 05/01/18 
Flight         Stops   Depart            Arrive            Aircraft     Duration         Frequency        Effective        Ending

EK 409         0       MEL 6:00 AM       DXB 1:05 PM       77W          14 hrs 5 mins    Daily            22/12/17         24/03/18
EK 406         0       MEL 8:10 AM       AKL 1:55 PM       388          3 hrs 45 mins    Daily            22/12/17         24/03/18
EK 405         0       MEL 6:45 PM       SIN 11:35 PM      388          7 hrs 50 mins    Daily            22/12/17         24/03/18
EK 407         0       MEL 10:30 PM      DXB 5:40 AM +1    388          14 hrs 10 mins   Daily            22/12/17         24/03/18
Looking ahead to April 27th (After the changes and Daylight savings ends, I see the following in the schedules:

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Flight Timetables Search:  Search From MEL on 27/04/18 
Flight         Stops   Depart            Arrive            Aircraft     Duration         Frequency        Effective        Ending
EK 409         0       MEL 5:00 AM       DXB 1:00 PM       388          14 hrs 0 mins    Daily            01/04/18         06/10/18
EK 405         0       MEL 6:00 PM       SIN 11:50 PM      388          7 hrs 50 mins    Daily            01/04/18         06/10/18
EK 407         0       MEL 9:25 PM       DXB 5:30 AM +1    388          14 hrs 5 mins    Daily            01/04/18         06/10/18
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Old Jan 5, 18, 5:19 pm
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JFK Lounge

Any updates ref the reopening of the lounge, when is early 2018?
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Old Jan 13, 18, 12:49 pm
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Qantas F Lounge Sydney - Access Changes

I have always been able to access the Qantas F Lounge when I was transiting Sydney arriving in First on EK and departing in Business on QF to New Zealand (No First on Trans Tasman).

On Friday I was informed that the access rules had changed and I could no longer use the First Lounge as access was now based on the departing flight.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 10:38 pm
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Generally lounge access has been based on the departing flight.

Sometime there is a rule relating to itinerary such as that of oneworld where it is documented that connecting oneworld travel on a 'long haul (over five hours) flight' in First in conjunction with a short haul flight would provide such access. I am aware of no such rule with the QF/EK partnership.

To be honest I am not sure any rule has changed, rather it's that there is no more EK First TransTaman in/out of SYD.

If you had been Skywards Platinum you would have been able to use the Qantas First lounge.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 9:25 am
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First Class Lounge JFK

I understand the F class lounge is being renovated. Anyone have info on a completion date? A call to Emirates didn't help....
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Old Jan 17, 18, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by bebop bonnie View Post
I understand the F class lounge is being renovated. Anyone have info on a completion date? A call to Emirates didn't help....
The JFK lounge (Just like all EK Lounges outside of DXB) is a shared J/F lounge. Yes it is being renovated, last I heard was sometime in February was planned to be the completion, but I don't know if that is still set in stone. You will get a voucher to use at any of the restaurants in T4.
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Old Feb 5, 18, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by S.R View Post
The JFK lounge (Just like all EK Lounges outside of DXB) is a shared J/F lounge. Yes it is being renovated, last I heard was sometime in February was planned to be the completion, but I don't know if that is still set in stone. You will get a voucher to use at any of the restaurants in T4.
One would think Tony Soprano is in charge of the reno with how long its taking...
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Old Feb 10, 18, 2:34 am
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My wife daughter & I have an upcoming return flight in J BKK-LHR. On the return leg, LHR-DXB, we will be joined by 3 of my Wife's family for a short stop-over in DXB - they are flying Y.

I would like to get them access to the Emirates Lounge at T3 but do not want them to know that they have had to pay to get in. Is there any way that I could prepay for their entry?
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Old Feb 10, 18, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by semtex1871 View Post
My wife daughter & I have an upcoming return flight in J BKK-LHR. On the return leg, LHR-DXB, we will be joined by 3 of my Wife's family for a short stop-over in DXB - they are flying Y.

I would like to get them access to the Emirates Lounge at T3 but do not want them to know that they have had to pay to get in. Is there any way that I could prepay for their entry?
Not that I'm aware but why not ask them to have a seta at a bench near the entrance or wait back together while you go "sort things out" and then they don't see you pay
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Old Feb 10, 18, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Not that I'm aware but why not ask them to have a seta at a bench near the entrance or wait back together while you go "sort things out" and then they don't see you pay
"okay guys, you all just wait here while I go and sort out the guest passes" is how it will probably pan out!!!!
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Old Feb 10, 18, 3:36 am
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The lounge used by EK in Yangon at T3 is the the Mingalabar lounge shared w1th all the major airlines.Whilst not really up to the dedicated lounges in the UK it was good airport lounge-decent F&B and great facilities
We have used this lounge three times, once using Priority Pass, once Bangkok Airways and this time Emirates. The food offering is very good with hot and cold options and there is a full bar. Good free WiFi and immaculate toilets and showers. Work zone and private rooms for meetings. Great views of the tarmac and runway.
Really charming and friendly smiling staff, so typical of Myanmar.
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Old Feb 17, 18, 5:47 am
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Emirtes lounge AMS

I will travel with Emirates in C from Amsterdam in a few months. Emirates does not have a lounge at AMS and is using the Aspire lounge. In older trip reports I saw they give you a choice between the Aspire lounge or a food/beverage voucher of 35. Is that still the case?
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