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Qantas Club set to open at Gold Coast Airport

By David Flynn     Filed under: qantas, qantas club, Qantas Frequent Flyer, Gold Coast, Gold Coast Airport

Qantas is gearing up for the opening of its new Qantas Club lounge at Gold Coast Airport next week.

While there's an official ribbon-cutting and 'champagne high tea' media event planned for the the afternoon of Tuesday December 4, Qantas tells us the lounge may open a few days earlier depending on how the final fitout progresses – so Gold Coast travellers should keep their eyes peeled just in case.

The new Qantas Club is a substantial overhaul of the airport's former Jetstar lounge, located just past the airport's domestic security gates and to the left.

With room for 125 customers, the lounge sports the same warp-speed Optus wireless Internet as its siblings, along with a buffet selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner and an all-day barista service.

The lounge comes as part of Qantas' much-trumpeted return to the Gold Coast, with three flights per day timed for morning, afternoon and evening.

Qantas has already installed a 'tap-and-go' check-in tower for its Smarter Faster Checkin service, which works with a quick swipe of your smartchipped Qantas card, with a self-service bag drop facility also in the works.

And as previously reported, Platinum-grade Qantas Frequent Flyers and business class travellers will also enjoy access to an express security lane at Gold Coast Airport that's scheduled to open this weekend.

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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

 

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1 on 27/11/12 by DJ

To little, to late.

1 on 27/11/12 by am

How so? They seem to be going all the way with giving OOL premium facilities that are on par with the big capital cities. Virgin has only been offering business class into OOL for about a year and only opened their lounge a couple of months ago.

It'll be a pretty even match once QF opens MEL-OOL (hopefully soon).

2 on 27/11/12 by stredinnick

No express lane for Golds?  Where is the love Q?

3 on 28/11/12 by tronixstuff

Excellent news, it's things like this that keep the competition healthy. However the view is definitely better from the VA lounge :)

1 on 28/11/12 by willvill

Good to see QF preapring for the Commonwealth games. Still not convimced the re arrival at the Gold Coast is customer driven.

4 on 28/11/12 by En_gy

 

I'll be there on Sunday. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD have those doors open. 

 

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