• Which lounges can Malaysia Airlines' Business Suites passengers use?

    Malaysia Airlines will this week convert its first class lounges to Business Suites lounges and add a Platinum room to its flagship Kuala Lumpur first class lounge, as part of the airline's radical rebranding of its Airbus A350 and A380 First Class as Business Suites. While the inflight Business...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2018 4 Comments

  • Here is where you'll find the new Qantas Singapore first class lounge

    This time next year, Qantas' first class travellers and top-tier frequent flyers will be enjoying an all-new lounge in Singapore. But just where in Changi's Terminal 1 will the new Qantas Singapore First lounge be located? As Australian Business Traveller has previously revealed, the lounge...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 10 Comments

  • House renovations: Sydney's Etihad, Virgin lounge seeks room to grow

    There's a not-quite-new lounge gracing the international terminals of Sydney and Melbourne, with the combined business and first lounges of Etihad Airways now rebranded as The House and also playing host to Virgin Australia's overseas flights. Apart from a change in signage, Sydney's The House...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2018 9 Comments

  • Your guide to Brisbane Airport's international business class lounges

    Brisbane Airport's international terminal is home to no less than five lounges, and with some business class passengers, frequent flyers or lounge members potentially having two or even three lounges to choose from, it pays to know all the options. For example, Star Alliance business class passe...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2018 11 Comments

  • Virgin Australia: "no time limit" for new international lounges

    UPDATE | Virgin Australia says it will not impose any time limit for passengers visiting its new international lounges at Sydney and Melbourne, over-ruling a statement made overnight by lounge operator No1 Lounges. As reported earlier today, No1 Lounges spokesman Duncan Cargill said that Vi...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2018 40 Comments

  • What's next for Qantas' business class, first class in-lounge dining?

    Qantas has some big plans for its domestic and international lounge network, including an all-new first class lounge in Singapore, a refurbished business class lounge in Sydney and plenty of other revamps in a pipeline which will end with 85% of the airline’s existing lounges either newly-b...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2018 30 Comments

  • What do you want from Qantas' new Singapore first class lounge?

    TALKING POINT | This time next year, or probably a little closer towards Christmas, Qantas will open an all-new first class lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport. Such a lounge has been in demand ever since the Red Roo resumed flying its Airbus A380s from Sydney and Melbourne to Singapore an...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 37 Comments

  • Qantas opens new-look Melbourne Qantas Club, business class lounge

    Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce will officially cut the ribbon on the airlines' new Melbourne domestic lounges this Thursday, November 1, marking the end of a year-long upgrade for both the Qantas Club and the Qantas Business Lounge. That multi-million dollar makeover saw an all-new Qantas Club open...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2018 23 Comments

  • Qantas to open new Singapore first class lounge in 2019

    Qantas will open a new first class lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport and also increase the capacity of the current Qantas Singapore lounge, which will be rebadged as a business class lounge. The new Qantas Singapore First lounge Due to open by the end of 2019, the new Qantas Singapore First ...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 53 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific will open a swish new Shanghai lounge next year

    Cathay Pacific will shutter its Shanghai Pudong airport lounge on October 29 2018 and begin the year-long process of transforming it into one of the airline's new-look lounges. A spokesman for Cathay Pacific told Australian Business Traveller "we are targeting the third quarter of 2019" for the ...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific is closing its Hong Kong airport arrivals lounge

    Cathay Pacific will close its popular but often overcrowded arrivals lounge at Hong Kong Airport on Monday November 5 as the airport gears up to redevelop its two terminals. The lounge was a handy perk for premium passengers – including first and business class, Marco Polo Club Gold and Di...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 12 Comments

  • First photos: Virgin Australia's all-new Brisbane international lounge

    Virgin Australia will open its own lounge at Brisbane Airport's international terminal for business class travellers and top-tier frequent flyers. Dubbed My Lounge and operated by UK-based No1 Lounges – which will also take over Etihad's Sydney and Melbourne lounges, and open the...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 11 Comments

  • Virgin Australia reveals new 'international lounge network'

    Virgin Australia will shift to the Etihad Airways lounges at Sydney and Melbourne, with those lounges being rebranded as The House, while also adding an all-new Brisbane space called My Lounge to its network. Travellers on Virgin flights from New Zealand will have access to the third-party Strat...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 41 Comments

  • Photos: British Airways' new first class lounge at New York JFK

    British Airways' first class lounge at New York's JFK Airport is the poor cousin no longer, after an extensive make-over to the same 'new lounge look' as its siblings in Rome and Aberdeen. At some 60 per cent larger than its former self, the 510m² (5,480ft²) footprint is designed aro...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2018 11 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific trials pay-your-way access to business class lounges

    IN BRIEF | Cathay Pacific is now letting passengers pay their way into a handful of its airport lounges under a six-month trial. Premium economy and economy passengers who don't hold lounge-worthy frequent flyer status can pony up HK$600 – that's a whopping A$108 – to cool their heel...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2018 13 Comments

  • Etihad rethinks future of its airport lounges under The House brand

    Etihad Airways is expected to rebadge several of its airport lounges under a new offshoot brand known as The House, with those lounges being operated by London-based lounge provider No1. As reported yesterday, the first of these will be Etihad's business and first class lounge at London Heathrow...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 8 Comments

  • Etihad is closing its London Heathrow T4 business, first class lounge

    Etihad Airways will abandon its London Heathrow business and first class lounge as the airline continues to tighten its belt, with independent airport lounge chain No1 taking over the upscale space this month. The UK-based company also runs pay-your-way-in lounges at Heathrow Terminal 3, Ga...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2018 25 Comments

  • A business traveller's guide to Perth's airport lounges

    With four terminals catering to a mix of domestic and international flights, Perth Airport hosts no fewer than 11 airline lounges for well-heeled business travellers to relax and work. Here's where you'll find them, what's on offer and how to gain access. Perth Airport: which terminal? The eas...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • American Express opens new Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Forth Worth

    There's now an appealing lounge option for Qantas passengers flying out of Dallas/Fort Worth on QF8, with the opening of DFW's newest American Express Centurion Lounge. Located at Terminal D – the same as used by the Qantas flights – near gate D12, the new AMEX Centurion Lounge is ...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Your guide to Melbourne Airport's international business class lounges

    Melbourne's international terminal features no less than eight lounges for business class passengers, and with some boarding passes unlocking not just one, but several pre-flight lounges, it pays to know all your options. For example, Qantas business class passengers may naturally gravitate to t...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 22 Comments

  • Air New Zealand revamps Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch lounges

    Star Alliance member Air New Zealand will revamp or replace five of its New Zealand domestic airport lounges over the next two years, covering facilities in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson and Tauranga. At the centre of the NZD$60 million works will be an all-new Regional Lounge at Au...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific opens its San Francisco lounge to Qantas business class

    Many Qantas travellers flying out of San Francisco are now enjoying an upgraded lounge experience courtesy of Oneworld sibling Cathay Pacific. While a formal lounge access arrangement has yet to be signed, Qantas check-in staff at San Francisco Airport are directing business class passengers, al...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2018 10 Comments

  • Sampling the Qantas first class lounge’s Spring 2018 menu

    Spring is finally here, and that means another seasonal refresh for the Rockpool dining room menu at the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne. Australian Business Traveller had the opportunity to sample several of the new dishes ahead of our flight from Melbourne to San Francisco, and he...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • What it's really like inside the Qantas Chairman's Lounge

    There’s a lot of secrecy surrounding the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge, and rightly so. Membership to this invitation-only club can’t be earned by any amount of flying, and unless you’re a titan of industry, government, or showbusiness, you probably won’t find an invitati...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2018 22 Comments

  • Qantas opens all-new Melbourne domestic business class lounge

    Qantas has opened its all-new Melbourne Domestic Business Lounge, with business class passengers and Platinum-grade frequent flyers set to enjoy a smart and spacious upgrade to the previously tired and cramped quarters. The lounge is styled as a 'supper club' with Qantas citing dark tones and so...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 20 Comments

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