I regularly travel the Brisbane to Auckland route for work and I almost always fly both ways with Emirates. It is both an excuse to fly on an A380 and I also love the opportunity to really relax in the Emirates First and Business Class Lounge before take off.
Emirates First and Business Class Lounge
Next to gate 75 (be prepared for a walk)
EK434 / QF8770 BNE – AKL
Flying First Class or Business Class on Qantas or Emirates (QF or EK flight number)
Emirates Skywards Platinum or Gold member travelling in Economy Class
Qantas Gold, Platinum, Platinum One travelling in Economy Class
The welcome was professional and friendly. The lounge is divided into the business, dining section and two large lounge areas.
I have been to this lounge multiple times and never felt like it was crowded or busy.
Business area (desks), lounge area, dining area, complimentary wifi, international magazines and newspapers, showers with complimentary toiletries.
There was a good range and quality of food on offer with a choice of bread, cereals, eggs benedict, omelettes, sausages, fruits and antipasti. My favourite option was the smoked salmon and cream cheese mini bagels. All the meals are served halal.
A good self-serve selection of soft drinks, waters, beer, sprits and wine is available. Currently pouring: Moet & Chandon champagne.
Direct access to the plane from the lounge.
Room for Improvement
Barista made coffee would be preferred.
Andrew Mates is Skye’s husband and favourite travel partner.
When he’s not travelling the globe with The Fit Traveller, he spends his time on the road as a corporate traveller for a large multinational.
Andrew is equally at home at a 5-star hotel, a yoga mat or trying a new craft beer and chatting to locals at a country pub.