• Your guide to Emirates' business, first class lounges in Dubai

    At its massive home hub of Dubai Airport, Emirates has not two, not four, but seven lounges peppered around Terminal 3 for business class and first class passengers and eligible frequent flyers: but with so much choice, which lounge should you visit before your next flight from Dubai? First clas...

    POSTED 20 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines plans an exclusive, better-than-business-class lounge

    Following its move from Ataturk Airport to the new Istanbul Airport earlier this year, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines expects to open a better-than-business-class lounge in the coming months at its new home hub, aptly named the Turkish Airlines Exclusive Lounge. As its name implies, this ...

    POSTED 13 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • Finnair's new Platinum Wing lounge at Helsinki has its own sauna

    Is there anything more Finnish than an airport lounge with its own sauna? Finnair's newly-opened Platinum Wing lounge at Helsinki Airport offers this unique way to relax before your flight with some communal sweating in a unisex sauna. It's quite the experience, if you can make time for it. If n...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2019 5 Comments

  • KLM Crown Lounge in Amsterdam gains à la carte restaurant

    KLM’s flagship Crown Lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport now features an à la carte restaurant for passengers jetting beyond the bounds of the European Schengen Area – simply named Blue by KLM – joining the lounge’s established buffet dining as part of an ongoing o...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • SkyTeam considers extending lounge access to domestic travellers

    EXCLUSIVE | Lounge access with SkyTeam member airlines has long been a point of contention for SkyTeam Elite Plus frequent flyers and business class travellers, with that privilege extended only to passengers travelling internationally as an alliance-wide rule. This approach sees most SkyTeam do...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Oneworld pushing back on bespoke own-brand airport lounges to 2020?

    Airline alliance Oneworld may not open its first own-branded airport business class lounge until 2020, with at least three major airports around the world still said to be on the shortlist. Oneworld previously planned to announce the location of the first lounge at the 2019 Annual General Meetin...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2019 20 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Brisbane international lounge access

    Heading overseas from Brisbane Airport with Qantas or one of its many partner airlines? Depending on your travel itinerary, frequent flyer status, credit cards and lounge memberships, you may be able to visit up to three lounges before a single flight: but making that choice isn't always straight...

    POSTED 23 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • Save up to 40% on Qantas Club airport lounge membership

    Planning to join the Qantas Club? Then now's the time to act with savings of up to $900 on the total up-front costs for new cardholders. With plans available for either one, two or four years, this deal cuts around 23% off the price of one-year passes, discounted from $939 to $725.40: including ...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 9 Comments

  • American Airlines' new Dallas/Fort Worth Flagship first class lounge

    American Airlines’ new Flagship Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is now open, bringing a significant upgrade not only for AA passengers travelling domestically and abroad, but also for eligible Qantas travellers taking the 17-hour journey aboard QF8 from Dallas to Sydney, who can also st...

    POSTED 17 May, 2019 21 Comments

  • Star Alliance opens refurbished business, first class lounges in Paris

    Business class and first class passengers travelling with Star Alliance airlines from Terminal 1 at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport – a roster that includes Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and more – can now retreat to an updated Star Alliance lounge before t...

    POSTED 8 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Melbourne international lounge access

    Jetting abroad from Melbourne Airport with Qantas or one of its partner airlines? You could have access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – or up to six lounges for any one journey, when carrying the right credit card and lounge membership – but choosing which lounge t...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's new Brisbane international lounge to open July 2019

    [UPDATED] Virgin Australia expects to open its its new international lounge at Brisbane Airport in May July 2019. The new ribbon-cutting will come some six eight months after the lounge was first and obviously optimistically promised to open in November 2018, a date which was then pushed ba...

    POSTED 3 May, 2019 31 Comments

  • British Airways opens new Club business class lounge at New York/JFK

    British Airways is on a bit of a roll of late – we've seen the new Club Suites business class (due to take wing in August)... ... plus a first class refresh on the way for the Boeing 777s, Boeing 787-9s and Airbus A380s. Read: British Airways plans first class upgrade: new suites, ...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Boost your lounging limits with a Qantas Club Annual Guest Card

    A Qantas Club membership or Qantas Gold frequent flyer card is normally your ticket to airport lounge access with one guest in tow, but if you’re regularly travelling with more than one companion, a Qantas Club Annual Guest Card boosts that limit to two guests per visit. For Qantas Platinu...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas' Brisbane international lounge just got larger

    Qantas' Brisbane International Lounge has just gotten bigger, with the opening of a ground floor annexe to boost capacity by some 25% and ease the squeeze during the busiest travel periods. The new space – previously occupied by Air New Zealand – has seating for 100 passengers and ...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Virgin Australia opens new 'boutique' airport lounge at Wellington

    Virgin Australia's new lounge at Wellington Airport is now open to the airline's business class passengers and Velocity Platinum and Gold frequent flyers, along with Virgin Australia Lounge members. It's a decidedly cosy space, with room for just 32 passengers – hence why Virgin is describ...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2019 33 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Sydney international airport lounge access

    With up to five airport lounges at Sydney Airport serving passengers jetting abroad with Qantas and its partner airlines – and some travellers having access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – choosing which lounge to visit isn’t always an easy decision. While t...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Top tips for Qantas flyers visiting Melbourne's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Whether you're hunting down a quiet place to work at what's otherwise a bustling airport or finding the fastest way to grab your coffee before zipping to the boarding gate, the...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 29 Comments

  • Japan Airlines unveils refreshed Tokyo Narita first class lounge

    Following a six-month transformation and a renewed focus on food to tempt the tastebuds of travellers, one half of Japan Airlines’ main first class lounge at Tokyo's Narita Airport is once again welcoming travellers. The refresh sees an introduction of JAL’s Table, building on the pr...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Australian arrivals lounge access for Qantas international flyers

    Ever stepped off a long overseas flight – especially one that touches down early in the morning – and wished Australian airports had international arrivals lounges for a spot of breakfast, a coffee and shower so you can hit the ground running? Sadly, no Australian airport features an...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2019 22 Comments

  • Visiting Emirates' Moët & Chandon Champagne bar in Dubai

    Nestled in Emirates’ business class lounge at Dubai Airport’s Concourse B is the Moët & Chandon Champagne bar, where passengers can sample a range of fizz from the well-known winery before their Emirates or Qantas flight. That’s where you’ll find not just the &ls...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2019 7 Comments

  • Inside eight of the world's most exclusive airport lounges

    Some airport VIP lounges are so exclusive that there are no signs pointing you in their direction: if you're invited, you'll know where to find the secret entrance, which is sometimes away from the 'regular' lounges used by other travellers. Whether stopping by for a quick à la carte meal...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2019 16 Comments

  • The House airport lounges at Sydney, Melbourne now offer paid entry

    The House lounges at Sydney and Melbourne are opening their doors to paying passengers on any airline, providing a welcome option for international travellers without business class lounge access due to travel class or lack of frequent flyer status. Entry starts at $80 per person when booked onl...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Five tips for Qantas flyers visiting Brisbane's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. From the fastest paths through security to the quickest place to get your morning coffee, there are many tricks regular travellers learn along the way to save time: and when tr...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2019 10 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines opens new Star Alliance lounge at Bangkok Airport

    Star Alliance passengers seeking an alternative to the ageing Thai Airways lounges in Bangkok Airport have a new option to explore on their next journey through Thailand, with Turkish Airlines opening an all-new lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport for international travellers. Located in Concourse ...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 15 Comments

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