The ability to enter an Emirates airport lounge is indeed a perk worth having in my limited experience. Over the past few years the Dubai-based carrier has been spending over $10 million on opening new lounges around its network.
The latest lounge the carrier has opened in Brisbane, Australia has an added bonus - direct boarding from the lounge (including the upper deck of the A380). Now that is worth having - no more route marches from lounge to gate.
This lounge also has great 360 degree views around the airfield, according to the Emirates release. That's cool too.
My only question is why source the comfortable chairs from Scotland? They look pretty standard comfy seats to me, what's so special about them?
Below, Dale Griffith, Divisional Senior Vice-President, Emirates Airport Services and the Honourable Desley Boyle, Minister for Tourism, Regional Development & Industry in Queensland, unveil the new Lounge. I wonder if Desley got a lounge pass for life?