• Air New Zealand's new Melbourne Airport lounge to open early 2017

    Air New Zealand will open its all-new Melbourne Airport lounge in early 2017, completing the airline's trans-Tasman lounge network which has seen swish business class lounges open in Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. The Melbourne lounge will share the same modern design as its siblings, and i...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • New Qantas business class lounge for Brisbane

    Qantas has begun the heavy work on its all-new business lounge at Brisbane Airport's domestic terminal, and if all goes according to plan, inside of six months – or "early 2017", according to the airline's timetable – Brisbane's business class travellers and Platinum frequent flyers w...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines lounge access at Canberra Airport

    Selected passengers travelling on Singapore Airlines’ new flights from Canberra to Singapore and Wellington can cool their heels in the Virgin Australia Canberra lounge – but that list won't include most Star Alliance Gold frequent flyers, including those of route partner Air New Zeal...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Check out the Spring 2016 menu at the Qantas first class lounge

    Spring is here, and with it the new seasonal Spring menu at the Qantas First Lounges at Sydney and Melbourne international airports. If you're reading this article before lunch, we apologise in advance. Breakfast: served from 5am to noon As always, the breakfast menu sees few new dishes. Every...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Can I use Cathay Pacific lounges if I'm on a Qantas flight?

    Can I use Cathay Pacific airport lounges if I'm travelling on a Qantas flight? Yes. Cathay Pacific and Qantas are both members of the Oneworld airline alliance, and eligible travellers on any Oneworld member can use the lounges of any other Oneworld airline. This means that if you're flying wit...

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Regional Express increases Rex Lounge fees, adds guest access

    Regional Express’ Rex Lounge members can now bring a guest into the lounge at no charge as the Australian domestic airline makes its paid lounge program more traveller-friendly. You’ll still pay a $22 fee to bring a second guest into the lounge on a single visit, but you’ll no ...

    POSTED 1 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Can Qantas Club members use Cathay Pacific airport lounges?

    I'm a Qantas Club member, can I access Cathay Pacific airport lounges? Unfortunately not. Qantas Club membership only provides access to Qantas lounges, except for some specific airports where the lounge is run by another airline or a private lounge operator (such as the Emirates business loung...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2016 1 Comment

  • Is there a Qantas Club dress code?

    Is there a dress code for the Qantas Club or Qantas Business lounges – and if so, what's the acceptable dress standard? Qantas has a 'smart casual' dress code for its Qantas Club lounges – as well as the domestic Business lounges – in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adel...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2016 17 Comments

  • BA serves Taittinger at its Heathrow T5 business class lounge: here's how to get it

    TRAVEL TIP | British Airways has a ‘secret Champagne’ on offer at London’s Heathrow Airport, but only if you know where to look and who to ask. To find it, you’ll need to flying with BA or another Oneworld airline from Terminal 5 in business class, or in premium economy o...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2016 4 Comments

  • Six airport arrivals lounges that let high flyers land in style

    It's been a long flight, and officially an overnight one at that. You land at 6am, and despite a decent nap in your business class seat you still feel a bit rough around the edges. You probably look it, too. That's when your first stop should be an airport's arrivals lounge to refresh and refue...

    POSTED 11 Aug, 2016 8 Comments

  • Photos: new London arrivals lounge opens for Qantas flyers

    Qantas travellers arriving into London on the daily QF1 flight from Sydney will have the option for a 'soft landing' at the new-look Arrivals Lounge of partner American Airlines. Now open after a five-month makeover, the AA Arrivals Lounge at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3 has been upgraded wit...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2016 13 Comments

  • Darwin Airport opens new pay-per-visit international lounge

    UPDATE | Darwin Airport will open a new, independent lounge in its international departures area next month, catering for paying visitors at the door flying with any airline in any class of service, and also business class guests and eligible frequent flyers of participating airlines. Named the ...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2016 2 Comments

  • Next on Qantas' lounge to-do list: Brisbane, London, Auckland...

    Qantas is set to bolster its lounge network over the coming 12 months, with new international and domestic lounges where business travellers and frequent flyers can escape the crush of the airport terminal. The airline – which analysts expect to report a full-year profit as high as $1.5 bi...

    POSTED 4 Aug, 2016 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia upgrades Adelaide Airport lounge

    Virgin Australia expects to open a bigger and better lounge at Adelaide Airport this month, finalising an overhaul of the airline's domestic lounge network. The existing Adelaide lounge will gain room for an extra 40 travellers, lifting total capacity to 180 seats, with the addition of "Virgin A...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2016 4 Comments

  • Qantas to open new airport lounge at Karratha

    Qantas will open an all-new lounge at WA's northwestern resources hub of Karratha in early 2017 for business class travellers, Gold and Platinum frequent flyers and Qantas Club members. To be built on the upper level of the airport, with floor to ceiling windows offering a view of the tarmac, th...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2016 1 Comment

  • Visiting Qantas, Virgin Australia lounges after your flight

    Airport lounges aren't just for cooling your heels before your flight – they can also be a handy place to stop by at the end of your flight. Popping into a domestic Qantas or Virgin Australia lounge post-flight is ideal for grabbing a decent cuppa, tackling some unexpected emails or j...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2016 16 Comments

  • Flash your AMEX Platinum, Centurion card for Plaza Premium lounge access

    IN BRIEF | High-spending American Express cardholders can now flash their Platinum charge card or invitation-only Centurion Card at Plaza Premium’s international network of over 50 airport lounges to enjoy complimentary access prior to any domestic or international flight with any airline. ...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2016 7 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new London Heathrow lounges to open in September

    Cathay Pacific will open all-new first class and business class ‘flagship’ lounges at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3 in September, reflecting London’s position as Cathay’s most popular international destination. The combined footprint of both lounges has been increas...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2016 14 Comments

  • Photos: Etihad opens new business, first class lounge in Los Angeles

    Etihad Airways’ business class and first class passengers travelling from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi can now relax and unwind in an all-new ‘Premium Lounge’, located within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. Once inside, guests will find the lounge divided into dist...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2016 1 Comment

  • Priority Pass members get arrivals lounge at Sofitel London Heathrow

    Members of the Priority Pass airport lounge scheme can now stop by the Club Millesime lounge at the Sofitel London Heathrow hotel after arriving into the UK capital or when departing London on the same day. Open to Priority Pass members between 7am and 9:30pm daily, it’s a great option for...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2016 0 Comments

  • Could fitness centres be the next 'big thing' in airport lounges?

    TALKING POINT | Keeping fit on the road can be tough, especially for international business travellers jetting as far as London or New York where you’ll spend upwards of 24 hours in your seat just eating, drinking and sleeping. It doesn’t get much better when you arrive with a packed...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2016 18 Comments

  • Virgin Australia Platinum flyers get Etihad first class lounge access

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Platinum frequent flyers can now unwind in Etihad Airways’ stunning new first class lounge in Abu Dhabi prior to flights with both Etihad and Virgin Australia. That’s where you’ll find an à la carte restaurant serving a range of Arabian,...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2016 6 Comments

  • Qantas shutters Brisbane Airport international lounges for make-over

    Qantas has hung out the 'closed' sign on its first class and business class lounges at Brisbane Airport's international terminal ahead of their renovation into a single Qantas International Premium Lounge. The all-new lounge is expected to debut in October, with its enlarged footprint and upgrad...

    POSTED 29 Jun, 2016 2 Comments

  • Qantas is now selling airport lounge passes

    Qantas will now let low-tier frequent flyers purchase single-visit passes to its domestic and international airport lounges. Lounge passes will cost $49 (or 7,000 Qantas Points) for entry into domestic Qantas Club lounges; $69 (or 9,900 Qantas Points) for International Business Class lounges (su...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2016 46 Comments

  • Qantas' San Francisco lounge get a welcome refresh

    Business travellers and frequent flyers on Qantas' Sydney-San Francisco route can look forward to a somewhat improved lounge experience at San Francisco airport next month. The Air France/KLM Lounge used by Qantas for its QF74 leg to Sydney is undergoing a refresh which will add more seats, more...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2016 2 Comments

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