• 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 11 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

  • Your guide to Emirates' seven 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 1 Apr, 2019 7 Comments

  • 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

  • Your guide to bringing guests into Qantas airport lounges

    Bringing guests into Qantas' first class, business class and Qantas Club lounges should be simple, but the rules for that +1 aren't always straightforward – and, to add to the confusion, can vary significantly between lounges. Don't be caught out when travelling with colleagues, friends or...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2019 30 Comments

  • Star Alliance opens new Amsterdam business class lounge

    Star Alliance passengers jetting out from Amsterdam can now relax in an all-new business class lounge which opens its doors today. Located in Schiphol Airport's Departures Area 2, the lounge – which is the eighth Star Alliance-branded lounge worldwide – is geared towards member ...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2019 9 Comments

  • Five tips for Qantas flyers visiting Sydney Airport's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Whether it's lounge access after your flight, getting through to the Qantas Club or Business Lounge even faster, or even pre-ordering your coffee before you arrive, there are p...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • Your guide to Auckland Airport's international lounges

    With five international lounges welcoming passengers jetting from Auckland to Australia, travellers may find they have a choice between two, three or even four lounges, depending on their frequent flyer status, travel class and lounge membership. For example, a Qantas Platinum frequent flyer can...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • British Airways changes Sydney lounge from Qantas to The House

    British Airways is now directing its Sydney business class and first class passengers to The House lounge – formerly the den of Etihad Airways – rather than the Qantas lounges which have been BA's longstanding choice. Lounge-worthy travellers checking in at Sydney airport for the dai...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 25 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific opens up paid access to more business class lounges

    Cathay Pacific is expanding its roster of business class lounges into which passengers can pay their way – including its flagship The Pier in Hong Kong – for HK$600 (A$106) per person, or 9,000 Asia Miles. From Monday 4 March until the end of June 2019, Marco Polo Club members t...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 11 Comments

  • Which US airport lounges can Qantas Club members use?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. While Qantas Club members normally need to be travelling on a Qantas (or Jetstar) flight number to gain access to airport lounges, that’s not always the case – and in the Uni...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2019 9 Comments

  • Guided tour: inside the new Qantas Singapore first class lounge

    An all-new Qantas first class lounge is taking shape at Singapore’s Changi Airport, and we’ve been for a virtual walkthrough of the deluxe digs thanks to some pretty impressive VR technology. Here’s what you can expect to see when the lounge opens by the end of November 2019. T...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2019 27 Comments

  • Finnair to open new Helsinki business class, Platinum Wing lounges

    Passengers travelling with Finnair through Helsinki can soon relax in new business class and Platinum-grade frequent flyer lounges in the airport’s international departures area, with the opening of a new Finnair Platinum Wing and a revamped Finnair Business Lounge. Found after passport co...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2019 10 Comments

  • London Heathrow T2 Star Alliance business class lounges

    Star Alliance passengers have many lounges to choose from at London's Heathrow Airport, helped by the fact that all Star Alliance flights depart from the same terminal, making it easy for passengers to choose their lounge. Whether you're travelling near or far, every business class departure lou...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2019 6 Comments

  • Qantas' new Singapore first class lounge to open November 2019

    Qantas' new first class lounge in Singapore is getting closer to welcoming its first travellers, with the ribbon cut and the welcome mat being laid out at the end of November. Catering for 240 guests, here's what Qantas first class flyers – along with Platinum, Platinum One and Chairman's ...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 17 Comments

  • These five silver frequent flyer cards give you airport lounge access

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. You’d normally associate flagship airline lounges with flying business class or having a shiny Gold frequent flyer card, but did you know that quite a few airlines also g...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 10 Comments

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

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

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2019 24 Comments

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