Qantas Frequent Flyer access to Emirates lounges

What you need to know…

With the historic Qantas/Emirates alliance set for take-off next weekend, members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and Qantas Club cardholders will gain entry to a new set of airport lounges, both in the Qantas’ new hub of Dubai International Airport and throughout the rest of the world.

Here’s a rundown on which Qantas card will open the door to which Emirates lounges.

Qantas Club

Qantas Club members will have access to the Emirates Business Lounge in Dubai, regardless of whether you’re flying with Qantas or Emirates.

In London you’ll be able to use the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow’s T3 terminal provided you’re flying with Qantas or Emirates between Australia, Dubai and London.

Don’t bother knocking on the door of the BA lounges at Heathrow – after March 31st your Qantas Club card will no longer carry any weight there.

With the historic Qantas/Emirates alliance set for take-off next weekend, members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and Qantas Club cardholders will gain entry to a new set of airport lounges, both in the Qantas’ new hub of Dubai International Airport and throughout the rest of the world.

Here’s a rundown on which Qantas card will open the door to which Emirates lounges.

Qantas Club

Qantas Club members will have access to the Emirates Business Lounge in Dubai, regardless of whether you’re flying with Qantas or Emirates.

In London you’ll be able to use the American Airlines Admirals Club at Heathrow’s T3 terminal provided you’re flying with Qantas or Emirates between Australia, Dubai and London.

Don’t bother knocking on the door of the BA lounges at Heathrow – after March 31st your Qantas Club card will no longer carry any weight there.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Silver

Sorry, but you’re plumb out of luck. Although Emirates Airline now lets Silver members of its Skywards frequent flyer program use any of the Emirates Business Class Lounges at Dubai, that privilege doesn’t extend to QFF Silvers.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold

A Gold Qantas Frequent Flyer card and plus a Qantas or Emirates boarding pass is your ticket into the Emirates Business Lounge at Dubai, along with Emirates Lounges in Europe, Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and even Australia – but not New Zealand, the Americas or South Africa.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum and Platinum One

Platinum perks under the Qantas/Emirates alliance include the Emirates First Class Lounges in Dubai along with the same network of worldwide Emirates Lounges as Gold members.

Read: Inside Emirates’ new First Class Lounge at Dubai Terminal 3

What about BA lounges?

Despite the winding down of the Qantas/British Airways joint venture, both airlines remain members of the Oneworld airline alliance – which means that as long as you’re booked on a Qantas flight, your Gold or Platinum Qantas Frequent Flyer card will still let you into the lounges of BA and other Oneworld members.

However, as Emirates doesn’t belong to Oneworld, you won’t have access to Oneworld lounges if you’re travelling on an Emirates flight.

Sorry, but you’re plumb out of luck. Although Emirates Airline now lets Silver members of its Skywards frequent flyer program use any of the Emirates Business Class Lounges at Dubai, that privilege doesn’t extend to QFF Silvers.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold

A Gold Qantas Frequent Flyer card and plus a Qantas or Emirates boarding pass is your ticket into the Emirates Business Lounge at Dubai, along with Emirates Lounges in Europe, Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and even Australia – but not New Zealand, the Americas or South Africa.

Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum and Platinum One

Platinum perks under the Qantas/Emirates alliance include the Emirates First Class Lounges in Dubai along with the same network of worldwide Emirates Lounges as Gold members.

Read: Inside Emirates’ new First Class Lounge at Dubai Terminal 3

What about BA lounges?

Despite the winding down of the Qantas/British Airways joint venture, both airlines remain members of the Oneworld airline alliance – which means that as long as you’re booked on a Qantas flight, your Gold or Platinum Qantas Frequent Flyer card will still let you into the lounges of BA and other Oneworld members.

However, as Emirates doesn’t belong to Oneworld, you won’t have access to Oneworld lounges if you’re travelling on an Emirates flight.

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