• Priority Pass extends $36 dining credit to Gold Coast Airport

    Priority Pass members flying through Gold Coast Airport can now trade in a ‘lounge visit’ under their membership for $36 of food and drink at Velocity Espresso & Bar, located after security in the airport’s domestic departures area. Open from 5:30am until 9pm daily, the caf...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 6 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to use Etihad lounge for Sydney-Hong Kong flights

    With Virgin Australia's daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights taking off from July 2, the airline has finally confirmed which lounge it will be using at Sydney Airport's T1 international terminal. As widely expected, and now confirmed to by a Virgin Australia spokesperson to Australian Business Travell...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 12 Comments

  • Fiji Airways' new Tabua Club Plus program gives Qantas lounge access

    Fiji Airways’ most frequent flyers will soon get access to Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific lounges following upgrades to Fiji’s Tabua Club program, as part of the airline’s upcoming Oneworld Connect partnership and the introduction of a new Tabua Cl...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Sampling the Qantas First Lounge’s Winter menu for 2018

    The latest seasonal menu for the Qantas first class lounge at Sydney and Melbourne boasts plenty of ‘winter warmers’ alongside perennial favourite dishes, although some of those have also been tweaked to take advantage of cool weather produce. Join Australian Business Traveller for t...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia expands 'on arrival' lounge access, with a catch

    Virgin Australia Lounge members now get lounge access after their flight 60 minute time limit for on-arrival access for Velocity Gold, Platinum Members of the Virgin Australia Lounge program can now access the airline’s network of domestic airport lounges after arriving on a...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 40 Comments

  • United's Houston Polaris lounge opens June 29

    United Airlines will open its latest Polaris business class lounge at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday June 29. It's the fourth of the new-look lounges, following Chicago, San Francisco and Newark, ahead of a November 2018 opening for a Polaris Los Angeles ...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2018 2 Comments

  • These new airport lounges are designed to overcome jetlag

    Consider them your best shot at surviving that 17-hour flight A stretching studio. Guided meditation sessions. Shower suites with light therapy. They sound like the features of a New Age spa. But all are elements of Qantas Airways’ new international transit lounge at the Perth Airport. And...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2018 1 Comment

  • LAX to get massive American Express Centurion Lounge with spa in 2019

    UPDATE | The long-awaited American Express Centurion Lounge at LAX will open next year, and AMEX is going all-out with a day spa alongside 'premium wines and specialty cocktails'. American Express confirmed the LAX Centurion lounge's 'sometime in 2019' opening timeframe overnight, and teased som...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 6 Comments

  • Qantas is turning travellers away from overcrowded Singapore lounge

    Qantas is now denying some passengers entry to its Singapore lounge during peak periods due to overcrowding. Qantas Club members and some Gold-grade frequent flyers are being sent to the nearby SATS airport lounge and the lounge of Oneworld partner British Airways. Photos:...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2018 117 Comments

  • AMEX expands Lufthansa lounge access for Platinum, Centurion

    American Express customers with a Platinum Charge Card or the invitation-only Centurion Card can now access selected Lufthansa business class, Senator and first class lounges at its Frankfurt Airport hub, joining Lufthansa’s Munich lounges which were already open to AMEX cardholders. Cover...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • United's Newark Polaris lounge opens June 4

    United Airlines will open its latest Polaris business class lounge at New York-adjacent Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday June 4. It's the third of the new-look lounges, following Chicago and San Francisco, with two more Polaris facilities slated for Houston in "late (northern) summ...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2018 2 Comments

  • First photos: Qantas opens new-look Melbourne Qantas Club lounge

    The mod make-over of Qantas’ domestic Melbourne Airport lounges has reached its first milestone with the opening of the new Qantas Club, and travellers are in for a treat. The new space roughly mirrors the footprint of the current Qantas Club but swaps the cluttered and rather drab sea of ...

    POSTED 29 May, 2018 44 Comments

  • Best Australian credit cards for Priority Pass airport lounge access

    The independent Priority Pass program provides members with airport lounge access across the globe when travelling with any airline, and a host of Australian credit cards include complimentary Priority Pass membership among their package of perks, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars a year...

    POSTED 21 May, 2018 10 Comments

  • Travel tip: find new airport lounges via these online directories

    When travelling in business class or first class, or with a Gold or Platinum-grade frequent flyer card in your passport wallet, chances are you’ll have access to an airport lounge: and there’s an easy way to see which lounges you can enter by searching through various online directori...

    POSTED 18 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • British Airways opens new-look Aberdeen business class lounge

    British Airways is building on its new-look lounge network with the opening of a space space at Aberdeen. BA's Aberdeen lounge – which is open to business class passengers along with top-tier BA Executive Club and Oneworld frequent flyers – might not have the swanky Euro-chic feel ...

    POSTED 17 May, 2018 8 Comments

  • China Airlines closes Taipei Airport T2 lounge for renovations

    China Airlines’ largest lounge at Taipei Airport is now closed for renovations, expected to reopen to passengers on September 10 2018 following an extensive facelift. Located near gate D4 in Terminal 2 and close to the gates typically used for Airbus A350 flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Bris...

    POSTED 16 May, 2018 1 Comment

  • Adelaide Airport gets a Priority Pass lounge

    Adelaide is the latest airport to join Priority Pass’ growing Australian roster, with Regional Express’ Rex Lounge now welcoming Priority Pass members travelling with any airline. Because all airlines depart from the one terminal at Adelaide Airport – which houses both domestic...

    POSTED 10 May, 2018 9 Comments

  • From showers to sushi: designing United’s new Polaris lounges

    United Airlines is ramping up the opening of new Polaris airport lounges as it plays catch-up to not only arch-rival American Airlines and its expanding Flagship Lounge network but to its own schedule, which proved to be overly optimistic . Following the debut of the first Polaris lounge at...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 7 Comments

  • Photos: inside the President of Taiwan's private airport lounge

    Think the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge is tough to get into? That’s nothing, compared to China Airlines' invitation-only lounge at Taipei’s Taoyuan Airport, where not even the darkest or shiniest of VIP frequent flyer cards will get you a look inside, as China Airlines' Dynasty prog...

    POSTED 6 May, 2018 14 Comments

  • These credit cards get you into Qantas Club airport lounges

    With the right credit card in your wallet, you won't need a business class ticket or a Gold frequent flyer card to get inside Qantas' domestic and international airport lounges – you can instead use one of the lounge passes your card provides, which are super easy to get your hands on. In ...

    POSTED 4 May, 2018 4 Comments

  • United Airlines says "no plans" to close San Francisco Arrivals lounge

    United Airlines has denied reports that it intends to close its Arrivals lounge at San Francisco following this week's opening of the airport's new Polaris lounge. Located on SFO Terminal 3's lower level near the baggage claim area, the spartan Arrivals lounge is certainly not in the same league...

    POSTED 4 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Alaska Airlines opens new lounge at New York's JFK Airport

    Alaska Airlines has opened the first of its 'new concept' lounges at New York's JFK, and it provides a hint at what's to come at the flagship Seattle lounge next year. The New York lounge (which is also open to Priority Pass card-holders) at JFK Terminal 7 "brings to life the company...

    POSTED 1 May, 2018 2 Comments

  • United details Polaris lounges for Newark, Houston, LAX, Washington DC

    United Airlines will follow this week’s opening of its new Polaris lounge at San Francisco with three more upscale lounges at Newark, Houston and Los Angeles across 2018. However, the next wave of premium Polaris lounges – including Washington, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo – are...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • United Airlines defends banning frequent flyers from Polaris lounges

    United Airlines says its decision not to allow frequent flyers into its new Polaris business class lounges was made “to protect the integrity” of the upmarket lounges.  Instead, it plans to satisfy MileagePlus and Star Alliance Gold frequent flyers with improvements to its Unite...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 19 Comments

  • Melbourne's Plaza Premium Lounge now welcomes Priority Pass

    Members of the global Priority Pass airport lounge scheme can now access the Plaza Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport’s international terminal. Opened in March 2018, the lounge is divided into a range of zones, including a dedicated dining area… … a relaxation zone with n...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2018 8 Comments

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