In the announcement made it was stated that where there is a difference in standards offered the higher standard would prevail. QF
offers access to any Qantas Club, International First or Domestic Business Lounge to Platinum Tier regardless of class and the member may also bring a guest who must be travelling. If Skywards Platinum did not offer First Class Lounge access to Emirates own customers EK
would be treating their own customers less favourably.
As it is Gold Tier members only have access to the Business Class Lounge in T3
, with Silver Tier being relegated to the Lounge in T1. If Platinum Tier will not receive a benefit higher than Gold, what point would there be in aspiring to the higher tier?
If the I/O passengers get their knickers in a twist, they can always go to the VIP Lounge.