Qantas Airlines First Class Lounge Melborne
Hours4:30am to 12:15pm
Airlines ServicedQantas Airways
Access RulesFirst class ticket on an OneWorld airline.
Emerald Status on OneWorld.
The LoungeHaving been able to visit all the rest of the Qantas first class lounges, I purposefully flew to Melbourne so my international flight to Auckland would grant me access to this particular location.
I had looked into the lounge a bit and knew it had a spa, but I was not sure of the size or arrangement of the lounge and how the seating would be. I was somewhere between "Ok, probably not Sydney but more than Singapore" and I was right! Alright, I've been doing this for 11 years at least, so my experience tells me a lot based on it being a home hub, the airline's quality, and other factors that you just pick up after a while.
Before I even got to the lounge, I was able to enter the airport via the first class check-in entrance, a room dedicated to spoiled travelers.
Dining AreaIt's a dedicated corner of the lounge, but only about 18% of the total space. The windows are heavily tinted blue which gives an interesting aura, but makes it difficult for Rob to take good pictures of the area.
General AreaThe general seating area
Spa and Shower FacilitiesFirst thing I did when I checked in was get a spa appointment, after breakfast but before lunch (Rob loves to have a lot of time to kill in a great lounge). Given I have been flying so much and my neck was a tad stiff (like a piece of oak) and sore, I opted for the shoulders and neck massage.
The spa is connected to the showers, but having just left the hotel I wasn't in need at this time.