• Save up to $497 on Qantas Club with ANZ's Frequent Flyer Black Visa

    Want to save up to $497 on the cost of your Qantas Club membership, with the added opportunity of earning uncapped frequent flyer points on your everyday spends plus a bonus 75,000 Qantas Points? It’s easy – get your hands on the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa credit card, and you&rsq...

    POSTED 14 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • United hopes to open London Heathrow Polaris lounge by mid-2019

    United Airlines is aiming to open its new Polaris business class lounge at London's Heathrow Airport by the middle of 2019. Airline CEO  Oscar Munoz confirmed the tentative timetable, saying the upmarket lounge at Heathrow's Terminal 2 would lay out its welcome mat "hopefully the first half...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • From chic to boutique: how four airport lounges found their look

    The business class experience isn't restricted to above the clouds. Airport lounges are also raising the bar, not just in what they offer but the environment they create for high flyers while on the ground. Here are four lounges with their own unique look and feel. Qantas: contemporary class Qa...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas Platinum, Gold frequent flyers get AirNZ lounge access

    Qantas’ top-tier frequent flyers will have access to Air New Zealand’s network of domestic lounges when flying with Air New Zealand from 28 October 2018 as the partnership between the Aussie and Kiwi carriers kicks into gear. Card-carrying Qantas Gold, Platinum Platinum One and of co...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2018 7 Comments

  • Which Qantas lounges can Air New Zealand Airpoints Golds, Elites use?

    Air New Zealand's Airpoints frequent flyers will enjoy have access to Qantas Clubs around Australia under the newly-forged alliance between the two airlines. As of October 28, 2018, Airpoints Elite and Gold members booked on a codeshare flight with Qantas will find the doors swing open for them ...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2018 10 Comments

  • Inside the latest Swiss Business and Senator lounges at Zurich Airport

    Swiss is known for its uniquely stylish lounges, and the newest additions to its home at Zurich Airport only serve to cement that reputation. There are two lounges in what the Star Alliance member calls Lounge Centre A, both intended to serve travellers on short-range flights within Europe. ...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Air France's new Paris CDG business class lounge is travel très chic

    Air France’s all-new business class lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E is now open, and with everything from a cocktail bar to a Clarins spa we expect travellers won’t mind too much if their flight is delayed. Indeed, even assuming that everything will ru...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 7 Comments

  • Qantas Club members lose access to Singapore lounge until September

    Continued over-crowding at the Qantas Singapore Lounge will see all Qantas Club members redirected to the nearby SATS Premier Lounge until September, although they'll pocket a bonus 5,000 Qantas Points for the inconvenience. As previously detailed by Australian Business Traveller, Qantas ha...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2018 108 Comments

  • Your guide to Star Alliance business class lounges at Bangkok Airport

    Flying internationally from Bangkok with Thai Airways, or on another Star Alliance airline like Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines or Turkish Airlines? You’re spoiled for lounges at Bangkok Airport, with up to nine to choose from depending on your itinerary and Star Alliance status. Better yet,...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

  • A stylish Star Alliance lounge is now open at Rome's Fiumicino Airport

    Star Alliance travellers jetting out of Rome will enjoy a lush lounge experience following the opening of the new Star Alliance lounge at Fiumicino Airport. Located on the upper level of Boarding Zone D in Terminal 3, with room for 130 passengers, the lounge is handy to the departure gate...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2018 8 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 27 Jun, 2018 8 Comments

  • The business traveller's guide to Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong lounges

    Hong Kong is a city I never get tired of visiting, and it helps that Cathay Pacific has peppered Hong Kong Airport with some of the world’s best lounges. There are no less than seven lounges in Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong collection – all of them unique, and each with its own ch...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas restricts access to Perth Transit Lounge on London flights

    Qantas’ Perth Transit Lounge is already pretty exclusive – serving only those passengers jetting to London on flight QF9, or connecting from London through to Melbourne on QF10 – but the access list is now even tighter than before, with digital lounge passes currently ...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • 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 18 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 41 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 119 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 50 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

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